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
Selections to be announced from the stage
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. Jack Everly’s appearance as Principal Pops Conductor has been generously endowed by John W. & Jeanne Rowe.
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 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 — which includes Max the wonder dog.