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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 Naples Philharmonic, 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. These concerts attract hundreds of thousands of attendees on the lawn, and the broadcasts — reaching millions of viewers — are among the highest-rated programming on PBS television.

Jack is the also Music Director of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s IPL Yuletide Celebration — now a tradition spanning more than 30 years. He led the ISO 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 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 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.

The Principal Pops Conductor position has been generously endowed by the John W. and Jeanne Rowe Foundation.



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