I Could Have Danced All Night!
The Music of Lerner and Loewe
Naples Philharmonic Pops
Naples Philharmonic Chorus
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
James Cochran, chorus director
Jordan Donica, vocalist
Programming to be announced
The Naples Philharmonic salutes these Broadway legends with show-stopping tunes from their classic musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot and Brigadoon.
The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong.
Currently starring as Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lincoln Center Theater’s revival of My Fair Lady, Jordan Donica is a rising star on Broadway. When he was 9 years old, Donica saw The Phantom of the Opera for the first time on tour. As the Phantom’s voice rang out in the hall, Donica realized what he wanted to do with his life. He began seriously preparing for a life dedicated to the performing arts, never doubting he would succeed.
In 2016, Donica graduated from Otterbein University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. He made a serendipitous Broadway debut as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera—a role he landed during his senior year of college—and more recently starred as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the Los Angeles and San Francisco company of Hamilton. Donica has also appeared on stage at the Kennedy Center for the 2017 Washington National Opera Gala and was invited by Michael Feinstein to be the featured performer with the Pasadena Symphony.
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.