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 18, 2013) The Palm Beach Pops today announced that tickets are now on sale to the general public for a one-night only tribute concert honoring Maestro Bob Lappin, who passed away last summer. The concert will be held 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.
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.
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 and may be purchased 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/
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