Lenny's Revolution

David Charles Abell, Conductor

Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Feb 2-4, 2018
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Fri, Feb 2, 2018
8pm
Doors open at 7:30pm
8pm
Sat, Feb 3, 2018
3pm
Doors open at 2:30pm
3pm
Sun, Feb 4, 2018
3pm
Doors open at 2:30pm
3pm
Featuring

Lisa Vroman, vocalist

The POPS joins in a citywide tribute to Leonard Bernstein in his 100th anniversary year. Bernstein revolutionized music by forever blurring the lines between classical and popular, most famously with his iconic hits West Side Story, Candide, and On the Town. David Charles Abell, Bernstein’s protégé and a Philly favorite and native son, conducts the popular Bernstein repertoire in anticipation of the soon-to-premiere exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History.

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This program, including intermission, is approximately two hours in length. Artists and program are subject to change without notice.

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Guest Artists

David Charles Abell, conductor

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David Charles Abell is widely considered Europe’s premier interpreter of Broadway scores and the music of Leonard Bernstein. David is most widely known for having conducted the two Les Misérables Anniversary Concerts (10th and 25th), both of which have become PBS fundraising perennials. He regularly appears on radio and television in the UK, most notably at the BBC Proms, London’s annual music festival at the Royal Albert Hall. These appearances have included the Richard Rodgers Centenary celebration (2002), a world premiere opera (2007), the Sondheim 80th birthday (2010) and the War Horse Prom (2014). With Abell’s passion for musical theater and his engaging personality, POPS audiences look forward to reconnecting with Abell during the holiday season.

Lisa Vroman, vocalist

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From Broadway to classics, on stage, and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America's most versatile voices. Lisa starred for several years on Broadway as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, garnering Theatre Critic's awards for the role in a record-breaking run in San Francisco, with a return engagement at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. She made her Carnegie Hall debut with the New York Pops, starred as Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me, Kate with Glimmerglass Opera, as well as with the MUNY Theater of St. Louis. Her Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love, and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Miserables. For PBS, she was featured with Colm Wilkinson and Michael Ball in Cameron Mackintosh's Hey, Mr. Producer! at the Lyceum Theatre in London, a royal gala attended by Queen Elizabeth II. With a repertoire that ranges from Stravinsky to Weill to Broadway, Lisa is a frequent guest soloist with theatre, opera companies, and orchestras, including San Francisco, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlanta, National, Florida, Santa Barbara, Hong Kong, Cleveland, Nashville, Pacific, Utah, Dallas, the Boston Pops, and The Philly POPS. Lisa has also sung for Queen Elizabeth, President Bill Clinton, and Vice President Al Gore.

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