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June 4th, 2014

The Palm Beach Pops Announces 2014/15 Season

Featuring The Manhattan Transfer, Frank Sinatra, Jr.
& Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlisch

(Palm Beach Gardens, FL – June 4, 2014) Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane, Executive Director of The Palm Beach Pops, today announced the 2014/15 season, which will kick off in December with a one-night-only, special holiday performance by the 10-time Grammy award winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer. In January 2015, Frank Sinatra Jr. pays homage to his father’s 100 years, singing and bringing the original music scores that define the Sinatra legend. And in March 2015, The Palm Beach Pops will perform One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to the Music of Marvin Hamlisch, starring Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie, the original Casse in A Chorus Line, Tony Award Nominee Jodi Benson, the voice of The Little Mermaid, and Doug LaBrecque (Phantom of the Opera), a frequent soloist with Marvin Hamlisch. The Palm Beach Pops orchestra will be led by Grammy and Emmy award winning Music Director and Principal Conductor, Lee Musiker.

“Holiday Concert” ONE CONCERT DATE ONLY!
Sunday, December 14, 2014 / 7:30pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

“Sinatra Sings Sinatra”
Saturday, January 10, 2015 / 7:30pm
Boca Raton Community Church
Sunday, January 11, 2015 / 7:30pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

Featuring Donna McKechnie, Jodie Benson, and Doug LaBrecque
Saturday, March 7, 2015 / 7:30pm
Boca Raton Community Church
Sunday, March 8, 2015 / 7:30pm
Kravis Center for the Performing Arts

For South Palm Beach County patrons, The Palm Beach Pops has moved from Florida Atlantic University (“FAU”) and will hold its 2014/15 concert performances at the Boca Raton Community Church. The concert hall has state-of-the-art acoustics and lighting and the venue provides easy parking and access in addition to an enriching concert experience.

Ms. Laurent-Ottomane said, “The Palm Beach Pops family has been very busy over the past few months and I’m proud of what we have accomplished.

  • We have engaged the very talented Lee Musiker as our Music Director and Principal Conductor for the 2014/15 season and I already have had the pleasure of working closely with him as our season’s program has taken shape.
  • We have put together a fantastic line-up of talent for the season and I know each and every performance will be unique and special.
  • While we have appreciated our many years performing at FAU, we have secured a new venue for the upcoming season, the Boca Raton Community Church which I believe will provide a truly pleasurable concert experience for our South County patrons.
  • For the first time in six years, The Palm Beach Pops will bring its “Music & You” In-School Youth Education Program to over 500 children in a summer program in Boynton Beach, West Palm Beach, and Boca Raton. This will be followed by a month-long program in four North Palm Beach county schools in the fall, serving approximately 1,200 children in the classroom.”

“Now in our 23rd year, The Palm Beach Pops is beginning a new chapter. We have the dedication of our musicians, most of whom have been with the Pops since its creation. We have the support of our patrons, our donors, sponsors, and community leaders and we are deeply appreciative of this loyalty and friendship. The 2014/15 season is exciting and, along with our President, Jon Lappin, I’m looking forward to welcoming both familiar and new faces as we move forward,” Ms. Laurent-Ottomane continued.

How to Purchase Tickets to The Palm Beach Pops:

Exclusive pre-sale tickets are available now to patrons who attended the Tribute Concert in February 2014 by calling The Palm Beach Pops at 561.832.7677.

Ticket sales to the general public will begin on September 2, 2014. Those patrons who are purchasing tickets for the Boca Raton performances are requested to contact The Palm Beach Pops Box Office directly at 561.832.7677. For performances at The Kravis Center for Performing Arts, tickets can be purchased at the Kravis Box Office located at 701 Okeechobee Blvd. in West Palm Beach, by calling 561.832.7469 or through the official web site