Carson City Symphony’s 32nd annual Pops Party concert returning to Governor’s Mansion June 12

The stringed sounds of the Carson City Symphony is going to fill the back lawn of the Governor’s Mansion at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12, when the 32nd annual Pops Party concert returns to the capital city.

The program will feature the Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus, and guest singer Jakki Ford.

The performance will open with an a cappella version of “The Star Spangled Banner” sung by the Carson City Symphony Chorus under the direction of Michael Langham.

The Symphony, directed by David Bugli, will play marches by John Philip Sousa, Hoe-down from Copland’s Rodeo, music from Lord of the Dance, and more.

The Carson City Symphony Chorus will sing music from Broadway shows and songs by Billy Joel.

Jakki Ford, in her third appearance at Pops Party concerts, will sing arrangements by Bugli of The Lady is a Tramp with orchestra, and the bossa nova The Waters of March with orchestra and chorus.

The venue opens with pre-concert entertainment by Triple Treble, a flute trio, at 2 p.m.

Seating is on the lawn. The audience is welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs (some chairs are going to be provided) and food. Snacks, beverages, and raffle tickets will be on sale before and during the concert. Proceeds from sales benefit the Carson City Symphony Association’s artistic and educational programs and Carson High School’s instrumental music programs.

The free concert is supported, in part, with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information and concert location in case of rain, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154, or go to CCSymphony.com.

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