The Symphonic Pops of Long Island, an intergenerational orchestra of approximately 60 musicians all living on Long Island, will present a program of music on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m., at Brookside School, 1260 Meadowbrook Rd., North Merrick.
The program will include Chariots of Fire, the Harry Potter Symphonic Suite, “Dance of the Tumblers,” music from Frozen and other favorites. The orchestra will once again be joined in concert with a special appearance by dancers from Oceanside Dance Center.
The orchestra (formerly known as the Senior Pops Orchestra of Long Island) is led by Stephen Michael Smith, who has been music director since 2011. His guest conducting credits include The Wroclaw Philharmonic (Poland), St. Petersburg Camerata (Russia), Karlovy Vary Philharmonic (Czech Republic) in addition to conducting various orchestras across the country. Smith also currently serves as music director for the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset. The Symphonic Pops recently performed at the Long Island State Veterans Home in Stony Brook where more than 350 veterans were in attendance.
This concert is open to the public and a suggested donation of $10 will be requested at the door (kids are free). The facility is handicapped accessible, and there is adequate free parking.
The Symphonic Pops of Long Island is a community-based volunteer orchestra under the direction of Stephen Michael Smith. The orchestra provides Long Island with the opportunity to enjoy various genres of music at a reasonable price. It is funded by sponsorships, grants and donations and was established in 1979. On June 14, 2020, the orchestra will be celebrating its 40th year with a 40-year gala.
For further information, call 516-414-1831 or visit www.symphonicpopsli.org.