New Philharmonic, the professional orchestra in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC), opens 2021 with “A Night of Broadway and Opera” premiering 7:30 p.m., Saturday, January 23. The concert, conducted by Maestro Kirk Muspratt and pre-recorded outside this past October at the MAC’s Lakeside Pavilion, will feature four acclaimed guest artists performing works from some of the best-loved Broadway musicals and operas. “A Night of Broadway and Opera” will continue to be available on demand through February 28.
“The program begins with some of the most popular and loved opera tunes of the late 19th century,” says Maestro Muspratt. “We then work our way into the early 20th century with operetta, the genre that eventually became our American musicals, and end up on ‘The Great White Way’ of Broadway with fantastic music of Richard Rogers, Marvin Hamlisch and Andrew Lloyd Webber.”
Joining New Philharmonic for “A Night of Broadway and Opera” are guest artists Alisa Jordheim (soprano), Kate Tombaugh (mezzo-soprano), Jesse Donner (tenor) and Bill McMurray (bass/baritone). The first half of the program will feature selections from Bizet’s Carmen, Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and La Boheme, among others. The second half will include works from Berlin’s “This is the Army,” Rogers and Hart’s “Allegro,” Herman’s “Hello Dolly,” and more. This concert is presented with the support of an anonymous Soloist Sponsor.