Tonight! Panama City POPS Presents Rhapsody in Blue and New Music Premiere

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by October 16, 2010 • 0 comments

This Saturday night, playing with our very own Panama City POPS Orchestra, two of the world’s elite classical composers and pianists will give PCB residents a show like none other. If you’ve never heard of Jack M. Jarrett and Louis Stewart, you can be sure that after attending the Pops opening concert titled, “Symphonic Jubilation,” you won’t soon forget them.

Recently the professor of composition and conducting at Berklee College of Music, Jack M. Jarret is one of America’s foremost classical composers and has garnered dozens of awards for his works. He has given concerts with artists such as Leonard Pennario, Doc Severinson and Pearl Bailey, served as the musical director for two off-Broadway productions and has recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra.

Louis Stewart, a conductor and award winning pianist, has conducted and played premieres in New York, Seattle, Boston, and Baltimore and has guest conducted in the United States and Southeast Asia. Mr. Stewart will be performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” as well as the premiere of a new work by Jack Jarrett entitled simply “5 Waltzes”.

The audience will enjoy Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty Waltz”, “Clair De Lune” the Debussy classic arranged by Kevin Kaska and a host of popular selections including “Time To Say Goodbye”.

Saturday’s concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Arnold High School Auditorium, Alf Coleman Drive, Panama City Beach under the direction of Maestro Eddie Rackley. Tickets are available at the door.

For more information, and ticket pricing please visit or call (850) 785- POPS (7677).

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