The Golden Age of Broadway:
A Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration!
Naples Philharmonic Chorus
Artis—Naples Pops Series
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
James Cochran, chorus director
Ashley Brown, lead guest vocalist
Ben Crawford, guest vocalist
Ron Remke, guest vocalist
Rodgers and Hammerstein on the Silver Screen
Music by: Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by: Oscar Hammerstein II
Orchestrations by: Robert Russell Bennett, Edward B. Powell, Pete King, Bernard Mayers, Irwin Kostal, Gus Levene
Arranged by: Irwin Kostal, Pete King, Bernard Mayers, Herbert Spencer
Main Title and Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin’
People Will Say We’re In Love
The King and I
I Have Dreamed
Getting To Know You
Shall We Dance?
A Cockeyed Optimist
A Wonderful Guy
Twin Soliloquies/Some Enchanted Evening
Younger Than Springtime
There is Nothin’ Like A Dame
Flower Drum Song
You Are Beautiful
I Enjoy Being A Girl
The Sound of Music
Main Title/Rex admirabilis
My Favorite Things
Climb Ev’ry Mountain
Broadway’s dynamic duo are celebrated in this musical retrospective.
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.
James Cochran is the founder and director of the Naples Philharmonic Chorus, director of the Naples Philharmonic Youth Chorus and resident organist of the Naples Philharmonic. As an organ recitalist, Cochran has performed in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Mexico. As the Naples Philharmonic Chorus director, he has prepared the ensemble for concerts under the batons of such preeminent conductors as Keith Lockhart, Jack Everly and Jorge Mester. Outside of his work with the Naples Philharmonic, Cochran serves as the director of music at the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church. Cochran holds master and doctorate of music arts degrees from the Eastman School of Music.
Ashley Brown originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway for which she received Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. Brown also starred as Mary Poppins in the national tour of Mary Poppins, where she garnered a Garland Award for Best Performance in a Musical. Brown’s other Broadway credits include Belle in The Beauty and The Beast, and she has starred in Jack O’Brien’s national tour of The Sound of Music and Disney's On the Record. Brown has starred in both Oklahoma! and Showboat at Chicago’s Lyric Opera. Brown has performed with virtually all of the top orchestras in North America including, the Boston Pops; the New York Philharmonic; the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall; the Pittsburgh Symphony; the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall (four times); Fort Worth Symphony; the Cincinnati Pops; Philadelphia Orchestra (two times); and others. Brown’s PBS special, Ashley Brown: Call Me Irresponsible, received a PBS Telly Award. Other TV credits include NBC’s The Sound of Music. Brown is the voice of Disneyland, celebrating its 60th anniversary singing the newly penned Richard Sherman song, “A Kiss Goodnight.” Brown’s long-awaited album of Broadway and American Songbook standards is available on Ghostlight/Sony. For more information, please visit ashleybrownonline.com.