& Principal Conductor for 2014-2015 Season
(Palm Beach Gardens, FL – April 9, 2014) Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director of The Palm Beach Pops, today announced the appointment of Lee Musiker as Music Director/Principal Conductor for its upcoming concert season. Mr. Musiker conducted The Palm Beach Pops orchestra at its February Tribute concert to the late Maestro Bob Lappin, which filled the house at the Kravis Center.
As a distinguished Pianist, Arranger/Orchestrator & Music Director, Mr. Musiker is recognized internationally for his frequent collaborations with the premier artists from Broadway, Opera, Classical, Jazz and Pop, including Joshua Bell, Tony Bennett, Andrea Bocelli, Chris Botti, Michael Bublé, Kristin Chenowith, Barbara Cook, Renée Fleming, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Marvin Hamlisch, Diana Krall, Jerry Lewis, Audra McDonald, Maureen McGovern, Buddy Rich, Barbra Streisand and Mel Tormé. Mr. Musiker is a Steinway Artist, the recipient of Grammy and Emmy awards, a music educator and has guest conducted The New York Philharmonic and the Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and National Symphony Orchestras.
"We are excited to have Lee Musiker return for the 2014-2015 season of The Palm Beach Pops. The positive response to Lee at the Tribute concert was overwhelming and I know our patrons will be thrilled to see him at the podium again for our exciting new season of concerts, which we will be announcing soon,” said Ms. Laurent-Ottomane.
"Certainly the entire Palm Beach Pops family looks forward to working with Lee as he helps plan our performances and conducts our world class orchestra,” she added.
About The Palm Beach Pops:
Founded in 1991 by the late Music Director and Conductor Bob Lappin, The Palm Beach Pops quickly distinguished itself as a world-class pops orchestra, dedicated to preserving the American Songbook. In addition to on-going concerts, The Palm Beach Pops is devoted to serving the children in its community by presenting quality music education programs. The Pops created the Music & You In-School Youth Education Program to expose students to new learning experiences and positive role models while developing creativity, providing tools for communication and enabling students to build a strong sense of self. The Palm Beach Pops is a non-profit organization, supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, and concert income. For more information, please visit palmbeachpops.orgor call 561.832.7677.
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Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director
The Palm Beach Pops