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The back lawn of the Governor's Mansion is the site of the Carson City Symphony's thirty-second annual Pops Party concert June 12. The program features the Carson City Symphony, Carson City Symphony Chorus and guest singer Jakki Ford.

The Concert

  • Grounds open and pre-concert entertainment by Triple Treble flute trio begins at 2 p.m.
  • The concert will open with an a capella version of "The Star Spangled Banner" sung by the Carson City Symphony Chorus, directed by 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 David Bugli of "The Lady is a Tramp" with orchestra, and the bossa nova "The Waters of March" with orchestra and chorus.

Seating is on the lawn. The audience is welcome to bring blankets or lawn chairs (some chairs will 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.

This free concert is supported, in part, with public funding through the Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. For rain location, call the Symphony at 775-883-4154 or click here.

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