The Norwalk Symphony Orchestra will join with local arts organizations to present a free Broadway “Pops” concert on Sunday, July 12, at 3 p.m., at the Gallaher Mansion in Cranbury Park on Grumman Avenue in Norwalk.
Young musicians from the Talent Education Suzuki School will open the program, followed by Norwalk Symphony Music Director Jonathan Yates conducting members of the Norwalk Youth Symphony and the Norwalk Symphony in Rossini’s Barber of Seville.
Guest music conductor Paul Bogaev, Grammy and Emmy Award-winning conductor and composer, will then take the podium to conduct a group of Broadway and up-and-coming stars from the Music Theatre of Connecticut, Crystal Theatre, and the New Paradigm Theatre of Milford led by Kristin Huffman, director, actor, singer and teacher and musical producer for this event.
Bring blankets and chairs and enjoy an afternoon relaxing on the great lawn and listening to musical favorites! In case of inclement weather, please check the symphony website for details as the concert may move to the Norwalk Concert Hall.
Rebecca Christopherson, member of the board and the Orchestra, said, “I am very excited about this concert, which is the first outdoor pops concert the symphony has held in 75 years. The collaborations are also a first for us, and we hope to continue these relationships into the orchestra’s future.”