A film score creates the sweeping romance, daring adventure, and thrilling suspense for any movie. We invite you to delight in your favorites on this magical Sunday afternoon led by Hollywood & SLO conductor, Michael Nowak with special musical guests, James Brescia & Jennifer Blomfield.
On Sunday, September 1, Michael Nowak and Orchestra Novo go Hollywood as they bring movie music to life onstage at the Alex Madonna Expo Center. The 5th Annual Pops ON! will be a splendid celebration of Michael’s rich Hollywood legacy with Orchestra Novo’s family and friends. As always, the community is invited to circle up for picnics at this indoor Boston-style Pops.
This year’s special musical guests are Central Coast leading lady and gifted chanteuse, Jennifer Blomfield, and SLO County Office of Education Supervisor and tenor extraordinaire, James Brescia. And, as always, the real musical stars are the members of Orchestra Novo.
Once again, there will be a guest conductor to lead the orchestra for a special musical piece, wide-spread picnicking, and conviviality for all who attend. Wine, spirits, and beer are available for purchase onsite from the Madonna Inn. It promises to be a spirited day of food, connection, and entertaining music.
We encourage guests to add some movie flare to their table with cinema-themed decor or to come as your favorite film star. There will also be a Hollywood-themed photo station for DIY commemorative photos.
For over 4 decades, Michael Nowak has performed on or led Hollywood orchestras for every variety of soundtrack. He has worked with some of the greatest names in Hollywood music such as John Williams, James Horner, Danny Elfman, John Barry, and Randy Newman. He was the conductor of the 2013 Academy award-winning original score for the film Life of Pi, composed by Mychael Danna and the recent heartwarming fan favorite, A Dog’s Journey, music by Mark Isham.
Presenter / Producer: Orchestra Novo
Music > Classical
Event Phone: 805-792-2711
Alex Madonna Expo Center
100 Madonna Road
San Luis Obispo CA 93405
Ventura, Santa Barbara & San Luis Obispo
Performance Dates: 9/1/2019
Picnics begin at 2:30 pm
Concert at 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Individual seats $40 ($35 until August 1), Tables of 10 $350, Premium Sponsor Tables $1,000
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