Pops Goes to Broadway!
Saturday, May 5, 2018, 8 pm
Memorial Hall, Melrose
Don’t miss the 100th season finale featuring music from favorite Broadway shows. Soprano Kristen Watson and baritone Thomas Jones join the MSO to perform musical highlights from Phantom of the Opera, Brigadoon, Guys and Dolls, Into the Woods, and more.
The program includes familiar pops tunes alongside newer ones including John William’s Summon the Heroes and Mars from Holst’s musical depiction of the planets. The 100th season closes with Ravel’s dramatic, orchestral show-stopper Bolero.
Table Seating $38; General Admission $30; Students $10
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About the Soloists
Baritone Thomas Jones has appeared with the Santa Fe Symphony, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, San Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston's Handel & Haydn Society, and many other prominent ensembles.
Opera companies include Boston Lyric Opera, The Harrisburg Opera Company of Pennsylvania and Opera New England. In the Boston area, appearances include The Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra, Boston Civic Orchestra, The Back Bay Chorale, Coro Allegro, The Worcester Symphony, The Nashua Symphony, The Masterworks Chorale, and Cape Cod Symphony.
Thomas Jones was a semifinalist in the International Bel Canto Foundation Vocal Competition and a semifinalist in the New York Oratorio Competition.
Soprano Kristen Watson, hailed by critics for her "blithe and silvery" tone and "winning stage presence," has made solo appearances with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Mark Morris Dance Group, Boston Baroque, and the Handel & Haydn Society at such venues as Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and Boston's Symphony Hall. Praised for her "keen musicianship, agility and seamless control," Ms. Watson has been recognized by the Concert Artists Guild, Oratorio Society of New York, Joy in Singing, American Bach Society, and Louisville Bach Society competitions and was granted the Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellowship with Emmanuel Music.