Greenfield High School 2020
The FREE FAMILY CONCERT will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union of Greenfield High School, 225 South El Camino Real, Greenfield.
Monterey County Pops!, the area’s only provider of free-to-the-public professional concerts, is proud to present on February 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. in the Student Union of Greenfield High School, its 20-member fully professional Wind Ensemble conducted and bilingually hosted by Music Director, Dr. Carl Christensen, in a program of light classics, marches, movie music, and traditional music from Mexico.
The professional musicians of the Monterey County Pops! will be in residence at Greenfield High School in the afternoon rehearsing with the students and conducting instrument demonstrations and workshops.
In light of the fact that over 100 students are participating in guitar classes at Greenfield High, a special guest performer for the concert will be Classical Guitarist, Terrence Farrell, a Monterey Peninsula resident who is one of the world’s most sought-after classical guitarists. To date, he has performed over 1,000 concerts worldwide. During Mr. Farrell’s career he has flown over a million miles, performing in 34 countries and in 46 states. He will perform Malagueña accompanied by the Monterey County Pops! Prior to the concert he will conduct a workshop/clinic for the guitar students of Greenfield High School
Featured guest performers on the program include the Greenfield High Advanced Band and Concert Choir conducted by Matt Huot, the Mariachi of Greenfield High and Guitar Class students conducted by Adam Phillips. These students musicians will perform side-by-side with the professional musicians of the Monterey County Pops!
The Concert Choir will perform I Want Love by Elton John and This Is Me from The Greatest Showman. The Band will perform Red Thunder.
The Monterey County Pops! will also present themes from Star Trek, The Empire Strikes Back, and the Folk Song Suite of Ralph Vaughan Williams. Other selections include the Latin favorites Tierra Mestiza, Jesucita en Chihuahua, and Creí.
The concert will conclude with the traditional Cielito Lindo performed by the Greenfield High Mariachi and the Greenfield High Guitar Class accompanied by over 100 student and professional musicians. Soloist for this selection will be Vocalist Elise Rotchford, Monterey County Pops! Administrative Assistant who for many years was the music librarian for the Luciano Pavarotti Three Tenors organization.
This and other free Pops performances are made possible by generous donations, sponsorships, and foundation grants. La Plaza Bakery will provide refreshments for the participants between the afternoon workshops and the evening concert.