The Pasadena POPS, founded in 1928 as the Pasadena Civic Orchestra and initially funded by the city of Pasadena, will celebrate Pasadena's 125th anniversary with a special concert of patriotic music and fireworks Saturday, June 18, at the lawn adjacent to the Rose Bowl Stadium.
Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets range from $25 to $90. Children 14 and under are $10. Seating options range from round tables with chairs to lawn seating for those who want to bring blankets and low-back chairs. Concert goers may bring their own picnics and beverages or pre-order from four restaurants. Parking is free at the site.
The Fireworks POPS Spectacular will be led by guest conductor Michael Krajewski, principal Pops conductor for the Houston, Atlanta and Jacksonville symphony orchestras.
The concert will feature a multimedia screening that commemorates the beauty of Pasadena and its fascinating history.
The evening will end with a dazzling display of fireworks set to music. Programming will include “1812 Overture,” “America the Beautiful,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” and “Rockin’ with the Beach Boys.”
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.pasadenasymphony-pops.org or call (626) 793-7172.
For more information about all of Pasadena’s 125th anniversary celebrations, visit www.cityofpasadena.net/125 or call (626) 744-4755.
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