The Monterey County Pops! is pleased to announce its first appearance in South Monterey County. The program, titled The Robert and Virginia Stanton Memorial Concert to Salute Our Veterans, will feature the 15-member, fully professional Brass & Percussion Ensemble of the Pops performing in the historic Robert Stanton Theater in King City on Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The program will be conducted and hosted by Pops Music Director, Dr. Carl Christensen.
The admission free concert will focus on pops, patriotic, and Americana themes. Titles to be performed include “You’re a Grand Old Flag”, “Yankee Doodle Dandy”, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”, and the spiritual “Down By the Riverside.”
The concert will open with the presentation of the colors by a
military color guard followed by the National Anthem. Service veterans will be honored by the playing of the musical themes of each branch of the armed forces.
The Pops will share the stage with students from the YOSAL-King City program in the performance of the “Can Can” and the “Bohemian Stomp.”
The program will also include circus marches by Karl King, the Mexican classic, Canción Mixteca, the stirring Grand March from Verdi’s Aida, and classics by Henry Mancini.
The performance will conclude with the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” during which the Pops will be joined by the Timshel Choir of King City, directed by Anthony Toohey.
This and other free Pops performances are made possible by generous donations, sponsorships, and foundation grants.
[Photos courtesy of Ed Haskill.]