The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra will finish their 32nd season “With a Not-So-Stiff Upper Lip” Pops Concert on May 6.
Held at the Temple Beth El at the intersection of 14 Mile and Telegraph roads in Bloomfield Township, adult admissions are $25; students and children 18 and under are free.
Charles Greenwell, music director and principal conductor of the BBSO, will conduct the concert. Greenwell joined the Symphony 18 years ago and has added a different dimension to the symphonic music scene, according to a statement. In his own inimitable way he chats informally with the audience during his concerts about the composers and the works to be performed. Audience members as well as musicians gain a new appreciation for each work performed. His Pops Concerts are truly a delightful learning and listening experience.
The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra is an all-professional orchestra that has won the Detroit Motor City Music Award for “Most Outstanding Community Orchestra” 12 times.
Known to music lovers throughout Southeastern Michigan for top-quality performances of classical music in convenient and affordable ambiance, the BBSO is a performance outlet for talented musicians and actively supports music experiences and education for students in area schools. More information is available from the BBSO office at 1592 Buckingham, Birmingham, MI 48009; also by phone at (248) 645-BBSO and online at www.bbso.org.
BBSO Pops Concert
Temple Beth El, Bloomfield Township
The program for the concert:
George Frideric Handel: Excerpts from “Music for the Royal Fireworks”
Charles Villiers Stanford: Irish Rhapsody No. 1, Op. 78
Samuel Coleridge-Taylor: Petite Suite de Concert, Op. 77
Gustav Holst: “Jupiter” from “The Planets”
George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
Edward Elgar: “Pomp and Circumstance” Marches No. 1 and 4
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Rhosymedre
William Walton: Crown Imperial