Doo Wop Project
Artis—Naples Pops Series
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
Doo Wop Project, vocal ensemble
The orchestra is joined by the Doo Wop Project, an a cappella group featuring current and former stars of Broadway’s Jersey Boys and Motown The Musical, as they perform some of the greatest music in pop history.
The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong. Friday night's performance is underwritten by William and Lynda Steere.
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.