Pops to play on Prouty Plaza

TROY — The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will be filling Prouty Plaza with tunes from Hollywood — with a mix of music from the golden age of movies to current movie musical titles — this Thursday.

Conducted by Robert Trevino, the Cincinnati Pops Summer Series will make its annual stop in Troy on June 25 with a free concert on Prouty Plaza beginning at 8 p.m.

“It’s a great opportunity to see the Pops, a world renowned orchestra, for free in your own neighborhood,” said Cincinnati Pops Communication Director Meghan Berneking. “The Pops have been coming to Troy for many years now, so it’s a summertime tradition in Troy. We like to just to come out of Music Hall, come out of Cincinnati and come visit our friends up north a little bit.”

The concert will include a dynamic mix of music from popular orchestral classics, film and the Great American Songbook, Berneking said.

“The music will be from movies that people will recognize,” she said. “It starts with classic Hollywood and moves up to more modern movies like the “Empire Strikes Back,” “E.T.”, “Pirates of the Caribbean.” It’s a good mix for people and movie fans of all ages.”

Guest baritone vocalist Brad Jungwirth will join the Pops on stage to sing familiar favorites such as Charlie Chaplin’s “Smile” and other familiar favorites.

“He’ll be singing, well, “Singing in the Rain”, which might be appropriate,” she said on a rainy Friday afternoon. “It’s a very Hollywood themed program.”

Speaking of rain, at this time there is no rain relocation set for the evening’s performance so come prepared because the Pops perform rain or shine unless there is a threat of severe weather.

“Bring your ponchos, bring your umbrellas — rain or shine,” Berneking said. “We don’t cancel very often.”

For more information, visit www.cincinnatisymphony.org.

In other entertainment news:

• Sponsored by the Troy Daily News and the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, the United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors will take the stage at 7 p.m. Saturday at Hobart Arena for a free concert. The Jazz Ambassadors, the United States Army’s premier touring big band, travels thousands of miles each year to present jazz throughout the nation and around the world. The event is free and open to the public.

• Troy Main Street’s Downtown Troy Summer Concert Series presents the Eric Jerardi Band Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. on Prouty Plaza. The event is free and open to the public.

• The Dayton Philharmonic is partnering with the City of Troy to Celebrate the Miami Valley’s Great Communities. Through this initiative, tickets will be offered to “Guitar Heroes” a rock ensemble, featuring conductor Neal Gittleman and the Dayton Philharmonic orchestra at a very special reduced price. The concert will be held Friday, July 10 at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center in downtown Dayton. Tickets are $12 and may be purchased at City Hall’s planning office or at the Hobart Arena’s box office. Tickets may be purchased by City of Troy and Miami County residents. However, all are welcome. Tickets are available on a first come – first served basis and are limited to four tickets per household.