Pops Concerts

41st Summer Festival
August 8-22, 2018
Watch this space for details!

Read on for information about last summer's concert series...

40th Anniversary Summer Festival

Pops Concert is August 18, 2017 at
Bend Church of the Nazarene
(A new venue! Great acoustics!)

Sunriver Music Festival's 40th Anniversary Season August 12-23, 2017
Artistic Director George Hanson

Each summer season includes a Pops Concert in addition to the 4-concert classical series.
See below for details on each composition, soloists, and dates.
Click here if you'd like details on the Classical Concert series.
Click here if you'd like an overview of the complete summer festival.


American Patriotic Songbook:

Music of Gershwin, Bernstein, Cole Porter, and More

This year's Pops Concert is an American Songbook anniversary adventure with the Central Oregon Mastersingers, featured vocal soloists*, and, of course, the whole Festival Orchestra!


* Courtney Huffman, soprano
* Hannah Penn, mezzo soprano
* David Gustafson, tenor
* Zachary Lenox, baritone



JOHN PHILIP SOUSA             Washington Post March
JOHN WILLIAMS                    Summon the Heroes
RICHARD RODGERS             Climb Every Mountain
        Arr. Jens Wendelboe                        

BUFFY SAINT-MARIE & JACK NITZSCHE    Love Lift Us Up Where We Belong
        Lyrics by Will Jennings, Arr. Jens Wendelboe       

GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN      Porgy and Bess – A Concert of Songs –
        Arr. Robert Russell Bennett
“A Woman is a Sometime Thing”
“My Man’s Gone Now”
“I Got Plenty o’ Nothin’”
“Bess You Is My Woman Now”
“It Ain’t Necessarily So”
“There’s A Boat That’s Leavin’”
“Oh Lawd I’m On My Way”

EDWIN EUGENE BAGLEY     National Emblem March

DUKE ELLINGTON                Medley for Orchestra

IRVING BERLIN                     Century of Song
        Arr. Jens Wendelboe            

JOHN WILLIAMS                   Hymn to the Fallen

LEONARD BERNSTEIN         Make Our Garden Grow

ARR. SAMUEL WARD            America the Beautiful

TCHAIKOVSKY                     1812 Overture Finale



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P.O. Box 4308
Sunriver, OR 97707

Located in the Sunriver Village Building 13

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Phone: 541-593-1084
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