Artis—Naples Pops Series
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
Christina Bianco, vocalist
Mandy Gonzalez, vocalist
Kristen Plumley, vocalist
arr. Everly — Broadway Divas Prelude
Loewe/ arr. Lang — “I Could Have Danced All Night” from My Fair Lady
Schöenberg/arr. Krogstad — “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Misérables
Gershwin/arr. R.R.Bennett — “Summertime“ from Porgy and Bess
Kander/arr. Gibson — Suite from Chicago
arr. Barton — “Neverland / Defying Gravity” from Peter Pan and Wicked
Kern/arr. Krogstad — “Can't Help Lovin' That Man” from Showboat
Styne/arr. Ginzler — Overture to Gypsy
Krieger/arr. Barker — “And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going” from Dreamgirls
Brown/arr. Runyon — “Love is Where You Find it” from The Kissing Bandit
Bernstein — “A Boy Like That / I Have a Love” from West Side Story
Kander/arr. Krogstad — Come to the Cabaret
Herman/arr. Barker — “If He Walked Into My Life” from Mame
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez/arr. Ricketts — “Let It Go” from Frozen
Four larger-than-life Broadway leading ladies join Jack and the orchestra as they perform selections from Les Misérables, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Chicago and more.
The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong.
Jack Everly is the principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony orchestras, Naples Philharmonic and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly with the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. Maestro Everly will conduct over 90 performances in more than 20 North American cities this season.
As music director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Maestro Everly proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the National Mall. These concerts attract hundreds of thousands attendees on the lawn and the broadcasts reach millions of viewers and are some of the very highest rated programming on PBS television.
Mr. Everly is the also music director of Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration, now a 30-plus year tradition. He led the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in its first pops recording, Yuletide Celebration, Volume One, which included three of his own orchestrations. Some of his other recordings include In The Presence, featuring the Czech Philharmonic and Daniel Rodriguez, Sandi Patty’s Broadway Stories, the soundtrack to Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Everything's Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures Of Jule Styne.
Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as music director. In addition to his American Ballet Theatre tenure, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions.
Maestro Everly, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, is a recipient of the 2015 Indiana Historical Society Living Legends Award and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He has been a proud resident of the Indianapolis community for over 14 years, and when not on the podium you can find Maestro Everly at home with his family, which includes Max the wonder dog.