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Jack Everly, Principal Pops Conductor

Principal Pops Conductor, Naples Philharmonic
Principal Pops Conductor, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
Principal Pops Conductor, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
Principal Pops Conductor, National Arts Centre Orchestra

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.

Celebrating his 12th 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.

Jack is the also music director of the IPL Yuletide Celebration, now a 30-plus year tradition. He led the ISO in its first Pops recording, Yuletide Celebration, Volume One, that 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, Jack was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as music director. In addition to his tenure there, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions.

A graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, Jack was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music in 2021 from his alma mater. He 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 is a proud resident of the Indianapolis community and, when not on the podium, you can find Jack at home with his family.

June 2023

Jack Everly’s appearance as Principal Pops Conductor is generously endowed by John W.* and Jeanne M. Rowe.

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