Cirque at the Movies
Naples Philharmonic Chorus
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
James Cochran, chorus director
Ron Remke, vocalist
Selections to be announced from the stage
Spellbinding cirque-style performers create an imaginative visual landscape as Jack Everly leads the Naples Philharmonic in some of cinema's favorite music.
The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong. Jack Everly’s appearance as Principal Pops Conductor has been generously endowed by John W. & Jeanne Rowe.
Los Angeles-based theatrical circus company Troupe Vertigo was founded in 2009 by Aloysia Gavre (Cirque du Soleil) and her husband Rex Camphuis (Pickle Family Circus/ film and theater producer). They create an eclectic and refreshing mix of circus-dance-theater works that ignite the imagination with mentally and physically spellbinding performances. They have been creatively involved with world-class symphonies, contributing widely with their theatrical sensibilities to help create new audiences to symphonic concerts.
Troupe Vertigo encompasses the wide spectrum of the performing arts, including performances at theaters, concert halls, festivals and special events. Their facility is also home to Cirque School, Los Angeles’ premier circus training space, which inspires an appreciation for the circus arts for “anybody with any body.”
Due to their locale and having Cirque School as their sister company, Gavre and Camphuis’ expertise is often used for the film and television industry, most notably for Rebel Wilson’s aerial performance in Pitch Perfect 2.
The New York Times called N’Kenge "a classically trained Diva that can stretch from Broadway, Pop, Soul to Opera.” She made her Broadway Debut in Sondheim On Sondheim singing alongside Vanessa Williams, Barbara Cook, Tom Wopat and Norm Lewis. She has sung for President Bill Clinton at the White House and for the Commander-In-Chief Ball for President Obama. N'Kenge also played the role of Mary Wells in Motown: The Musical on Broadway and made her West End debut starring in The Genius of Ray Charles.
She has also starred in the Michael Jackson Tribute Show World Tour and has been a soloist with symphonies globally including at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony Indianapolis Symphony and Ottawa Symphony, to name a few.
Ron Remke recently completed a two-year run in “BAZ-Star Crossed Love” at the Palazzo, and he was also in the closing cast of “Donn Arden’s Jubilee!” at Bally’s, Las Vegas. He is currently a cast member of Las Vegas’ Cocktail Cabaret. He is a frequent soloist with symphonies throughout North America, including; The Cleveland Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony, Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and Fort Worth Symphony, among others. He has appeared in numerous regional productions and toured the U.S. with Kiss Me, Kate. He has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater from Penn State and his debut album is entitled Broadway Classics, available on iTunes.
Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, the Indianapolis and Baltimore Symphony Orchestras 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, the San Francisco Symphony and numerous appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. Jack will conduct over 90 performances in more than 22 North American cities this season.
As Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Jack proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the National Mall, attracting hundreds of thousands of attendees on the lawn and reaching millions of viewers annually.
Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Jack was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in two separate Broadway productions of Hello, Dolly!
A graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Jack is a recipient of the 2015 Indiana Historical Society Living Legends Award and holds an Honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He is a proud resident of the Indianapolis community and, when not on the podium, you can find him at home with his family.