The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart with Ashley Brown
Naples Philharmonic Pops
Jack Everly, principal pops conductor
Ashley Brown, vocalist
Programming to be announced.
Award-winning singer and actress Ashley Brown returns to Artis—Naples for a special evening of song with Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly and the Naples Philharmonic. Making her Broadway debut as Belle in Beauty and the Beast in 2005, Brown went on to originate the title role of Mary Poppins, garnering Outer Critics, Drama League and Drama Desk nominations for Best Actress. She has performed with many of North America’s top orchestras, including the Boston Pops, the New York Philharmonic, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and many others. With her rich, polished vocals and joyful style, Brown joins the orchestra in performing a selection of songs from the great Broadway composers Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein and Lorenz Hart.
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The Naples Philharmonic Pops series is generously endowed by Mike and Anne Armstrong. Jack Everly’s appearance as Principal Pops Conductor is generously endowed by John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe.
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 the title role in the national tour of Mary Poppins, where she garnered a 2010 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 the national tour of Disney’s On The Record. Brown recently returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago to star in the role of Laurey in Oklahoma. She previously played Magnolia opposite Nathan Gunn in Francesca Zembello’s Showboat at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Brown has performed with virtually all of the top orchestras in North America, including the Boston Pops Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra at Disney Hall, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, three appearances with the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, two appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, three appearances with the Indianapolis Symphony, Seattle Symphony, the Houston Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, and the Philly Pops. She has also performed with the BBC Orchestra opposite Josh Groban.
Brown made her solo concert debut at the Kennedy Center as part of Barbara Cook’s Spotlight Series and has appeared in New York City at prestigious venues including Feinstein’s at the Regency and Birdland. Other projects include a star turn at the La Jolla Playhouse in a production of Limelight; The Sound of Music at the St. Louis MUNY, which garnered her a Kevin Kline Award; and her own PBS special titled Ashley Brown: Call Me Irresponsible, which received a PBS Telly Award. Brown’s long-awaited album of Broadway and American Songbook standards is available on Ghostlight/Sony. Brown is a graduate of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Founded in 1982, the Naples Philharmonic normally performs over 140 orchestral and chamber concerts, as well as opera and ballet, education, community and special event concerts from September through June each year.
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Principal Pops Conductor Meet Jack
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Jack Everly is the principal pops conductor of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the 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, 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.
Celebrating his 11th anniversary 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 West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. These concerts attract hundreds of thousands of attendees on the lawn, and the broadcasts reach millions of viewers and are some of the highest-rated programming on PBS television.