Capital Blue Cross POPS

2016/17 POPS SERIES

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Capital BlueCross

APRIL 22-23, 2017

 

Michael Cavanaugh Sings the Songs of Elton John and More
The irresistible force that is Michael Cavanaugh put on one of our Pops Series most memorable shows when he performed his tribute to Billy Joel here in 2015. Michael brings his dynamic band back to Harrisburg to perform the immortal hits of another one of pop music’s greatest stars, Elton John. The English megastar has written more hits than anyone can count. Subscribers are guaranteed seating for what promises to be another unforgettable high-energy, sold out show in the Forum.

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Recent Performances

OCTOBER 29-30, 2016

 

Rock On

Rock On!
We’ll rock the Forum to open our Capital BlueCross Pops season with immortal hits from one of pop music’s most creative eras. Vocalists Chloe Lowery, LaKisha Jones and Rob Evan join Stuart and the HSO to perform music by legends like Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, the Eagles, Chicago, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Queen, and others.

JANUARY 28-29, 2017

 

The Music of James Bond and More
Join us as we perform music from some of the 24 films that make up the iconic James Bond franchise. This show is an exciting musical salute to the phenomenon that is James Bond (and a few other famous spies we’ve come to know over the years)! Whether you like your martinis “shaken” or “stirred,” we’ll cover five decades of classic Bond as vocalist Rachel York sings music from Goldfinger, Live & Let Die, Diamonds Are Forever, and many more of your Bond favorites.

MARCH 4-5, 2017

 

Ann Hampton Callaway Sings the Barbra Streisand Songbook
Name popular music’s biggest stars of the past fifty years and certainly Barbra Streisand would be near the top of the list. The stylish vocalist Ann Hampton Callaway comes to Harrisburg to perform a special tribute to the singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker who has become an icon in multiple fields of entertainment. We’ll hear the immortal hits and lush arrangements that made Barbra Streisand into one of our brightest stars.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Single tickets for the 2018/19 season go on sale to the general public at 10 AM

Tickets: $17 - $96

To open our season Georgian pianist Natalia Kazaryan performs Rachmaninoff’s most popular piano concerto. Stuart also conducts colorful music by two of Latin America’s most prominent composers and the colorful, gypsy-flavored suite from Háry János

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Oct 27-28, 2018

Tango Caliente

We transform the Forum stage into a sizzling hot dance floor as the Pops season opens with a program of fiery tangos performed by award-winning dancers from Argentina, singer Camille Zamora and internationally-acclaimed bandoneón artist, Hector Del Curto

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $20 - $95

On the first half, one of Rossini’s most delightful overtures is followed by Ravel’s exquisite orchestral suite and the World Premiere of a new piano concerto by Christopher Theofanidis. After intermission, Beethoven 5!

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

This Masterworks includes two very different takes on the waltz, one by Viennese composer, Johann Strauss, the other by the Frenchman, Maurice Ravel. After intermission, listen to the monumental 11th Symphony of Shostakovich, subtitled "The Year 1905."

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Richard Strauss’s last tone poem finds the composer at his most descriptive as he takes us on an ascent, and then a descent, of an imposing mountain peak. The two most popular scores by Alan Hovhaness and Aaron Copland complete the alpine-themed program.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

In March, HSO Principal Oboe Andreas Oeste performs Strauss’s late masterpiece, the beautiful Oboe Concerto from 1945. To open the program, Stuart shows off the HSO’s virtuoso strings and then closes with one of Mozart’s greatest symphonies.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

French composer Francis Poulenc’s choral masterpiece, Gloria, is performed along with music by Korngold (best known for his brilliant film scores from Hollywood’s “Golden Age”), Villa-Lobos and Prokofiev.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89

Our season concludes with the ever-popular New World Symphony by Dvorák. On the first half, English composer Arnold Bax’s atmospheric musical portrait of the Tintagel castle on England’s Cornwall coast, plus a new violin concerto by Jonathan Leshnoff.

Sat. 8 PM, Sun. 3 PM, The Forum
Tickets: $19 - $89