Target Summer Pops 2010
Target Summer Pops 2010

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American All Stars
Saturday 7:00 pm July 24, 2010
Spend a warm summer evening with us listening to your favorite light classics and symphonic pop music, all by leading American composers.  Pianist Jon Nakamatsu, internationally renowned and locally beloved, will join the orchestra to perform George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue.

Conductor: Peter Jaffe
Soloist(s): Jon Nakamatsu, piano
  • Craig Bohmler Overture 1-5-0
  • Duke Ellington Take the A Train
  • Aaron Copland Rodeo: Saturday Night Waltz & Hoedown
  • Leonard Bernstein Mambo from West Side Story
  • Elmer Bernstein The Magnificent Seven
  • George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
  • John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark
About Peter Jaffe
About Jon Nakamatsu

Jon Nakamatsu


To The Rescue - Target Family Concert
Sunday 5:30pm July 25, 2010
Music that conjures up drama, adventure and heroics enough to satisfy all ages -- including the very young.  Sports columnist Mark Purdy will narrate "Casey at the Bat" accompanied by the full orchestra.  Conductor Peter Jaffe, brilliant, funny, informal and a little larger than life, leads the whole affair.

Arrive early for the Ice Cream Social; enjoy free ice cream before the concert!

Conductor: Peter Jaffe
Soloist(s): Mark Purdy
  • Gioacchino Rossini The William Tell Overture
  • Igor Stravinsky  Firebird: Berceuse - Finale
  • John Williams Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Steven Reineke Casey at the Bat
  • Elmer Bernstein The Magnificent Seven
  • Richard Wagner The Ride of the Valkyries
  • Von Suppé  Light Cavalry Overture -- and more
About Peter Jaffe
About Mark Purdy

Peter Jaffe


Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Friday 7:00 pm July 30, 2010
Pianist/composer/arranger Oscar Hernández leads this thirteen-member all-star ensemble through the classic sounds of New York City Salsa. Hailed as 'one of Latin music's greatest bands,' this multiple Grammy award-winning troupe travels all over the world performing the best of salsa.

Soloist(s): Spanish Harlem Orchestra
About Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Spanish Harlem Orchestra


Here's To The Ladies
Saturday 7:00 pm July 31, 2010
Christine Andreas's heritage as a true Broadway diva extends from her award-winning portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in the 20th anniversary revival of My Fair Lady to the current runaway Broadway hit, La Cage Aux Folles.

This concert, performed with the SSV orchestra, is her tribute to the great ladies of the Great White Way -- Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, Julie Andrews, Barbara Streisand, Angela Lansbury and more --  laced with anecdotes about these sparkling stars of Broadway.

Conductor: William Liberatore
Soloist(s): Christine Andreas
About William Liberatore
About Christine Andreas

Christine Andreas


Your Hit Parade
Sunday 5:30pm August 1, 2010
Your Hit Parade was one of the most popular programs on radio and early television from 1935 to 1955. A weekly countdown of the top Pops music of the day, including  Big Band numbers, Ella Fitzgerald, the Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby and early Frank Sinatra, the program defined the youth of a generation.  Our singers and orchestra will recreate that era, performing time-honored ballads, one-hit wonders and novelty songs. Join us for your own hit parade!

Come take a Sentimental Journey and Get In The Mood to Sing, Sing Sing.  It's a fine evening for a Moonlight Serenade--and a little Misbehavin--as we Accentuate The Positive with the best best music of the era.  Features soloists Molly Bell, Annemarie Martin, Angela Gunter, Ric Iverson, and Pierce Peter Brandt.

Come early for our second Ice Cream Social on this closing Sunday --  free ice cream for all, served until the concert begins.

Your Hit Parade



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Supported, in part, by a Cultural Affairs grant from the City of San José