The tour, which is titled A Tribute to Cole Porter, will feature Broadway favorites Kelli O’Hara and Jason Danieley.
Audiences can expect to hear such Porter classics as "It’s De-lovely," "You’re the Top," "Anything Goes," "So in Love" and "In the Still of the Night." The Boston Pops will also perform a medley of George and Ira Gershwin favorites, including Someone to "Watch Over Me" and "The Man I Love," selections from Leonard Bernstein’s musical On the Town, and Richard Rodgers’ "Carousel Waltz."
“I'm thrilled to bring the Boston Pops' Cole Porter Tribute to our audiences in Florida and to spotlight the extraordinary music of a true American icon,” stated Keith Lockhart. “Responsible for so many of the songs we now consider classics, Cole Porter helped define and shape the American Songbook, as well as the American song writing tradition. It's an incredible honor for me to present this wonderful music as it was originally meant to be heard--with a full orchestra, the Boston Pops, playing his sophisticated melodies, and Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara and Jason Danieley singing his witty and stylish lyrics."
Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra begin their tour on March 15 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota. The tour continues with performances at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on March 16, Northland Church in Longwood as part of the Festival of Orchestras on March 18, the Adrienne Arscht Center in Miami on March 19, and concludes with two performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach on March 20.
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