'The Music Lives On' Tribute Concert in Memory of
MAESTRO BOB LAPPIN
With Special Guest Conductor Lee Musiker
At the Kravis Center on February 4
Proceeds Will Benefit the Palm Beach Pops 'Music & You Program'
Promoting Music Education in Palm Beach County Elementary Schools
(West Palm Beach, FL – December 3 , 2013) Just two months after the sudden loss of Maestro Bob Lappin, The Palm Beach Pops today announced that it would be presenting a one-night only tribute concert at the Kravis Center on Tuesday, February 4, at 7:30 p.m. Guest Conductor will be Lee Musiker, the Grammy and Emmy-winning Music Director/Pianist for Tony Bennett, Barbara Cook, Mel Tormé, Jerry Lewis and Buddy Rich.
The Palm Beach Pops ‘The Music Lives On’ Tribute Concert to Maestro Bob Lappin will bring together many of his musical performers and compositions, including:
+ An all-star ensemble featuring leading performers who appeared with the Pops over the years, including popular Big Band singer Lynn Roberts, acclaimed pianist and vocalist Tony DeSare, world renowned trumpeter Longineu Parsons and former Pops concertmaster, Radio City Music Hall veteran and violinist Mary Rowell.
+ The extraordinary musicians that have been longtime members of The Palm Beach Pops family.
+ Maestro Lappin’s favorite melodies and orchestrations celebrating the Great American Songbook, plus new musical additions.
Best of all, the proceeds from this tribute concert will benefit the Maestro’s most beloved mission of The Palm Beach Pops: The Music & You Program, which will be returning to select local elementary schools beginning on January 7 and culminating with a full concert on February 7.
Schools participating in the upcoming Music & You Program include the Beacon Cove Intermediate Elementary School and the Jerry Thomas Elementary School, both in Jupiter; the Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary School in Palm Beach Gardens; and the North Palm Beach Elementary School.
Please note that all of the Music & You in school sessions and the finale concert are for children only and are not open to the public.
The Music & You Program correlates music with social studies, literature, character education science and math. It enables students to develop an understanding of the rudiments of melody, harmony and rhythm by listening to a variety of music, including Bach, Mozart, Gershwin, Duke Ellington and more modern music, such as the theme from Harry Potter – all of which conveys to students how the history of American music relates to modern musical genres. In fact, more than 90,000 local school children have already attended and actively participated in these program concerts.
"This ‘Music Lives On’ Tribute Concert is very important to all of us who loved Bob Lappin,” said Patricia Becker, Executive Vice President of The Palm Beach Pops Board of Directors. “This is the way Bob would have wanted it: the board actively moving forward, seeking new concert opportunities and continuing his legacy by promoting and expanding the music education program in local elementary schools.”
Shortly after the death of Maestro Bob Lappin last August, The Palm Beach Pops, Florida’s premier Pops orchestra, announced that it was canceling the 2013-14 subscription concert season but would continue to focus on music education in schools and seek additional performance opportunities on an individual basis. The Palm Beach Pops is a not-for-profit corporation supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants and concert income.
Tickets for The Palm Beach Pops “The Music Lives On” Tribute Concert to Maestro Bob Lappin start at $29.
For 2013-2014 subscribers only, they will be available for purchase starting on December 4 by calling The Pam Beach Pops Box Office at 561.832.7677.
For the general public, tickets will go on sale on December 18 by calling either The Pops Box Office at 561.832.7677 or by calling the Kravis Center at 561.832.7469.
To sponsor or underwrite this tribute concert or for more information about The Palm Beach Pops or The Music & You Program – or to make a generous donation – please visit www.palmbeachpops.org/
+ Maestro Bob Lappin
+ Guest Conductor Lee Musiker
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