Under the baton of retiring Director Jerry Lopes, the Capitol Pops Concert Band will present a free April 12 concert in Citrus Heights.
Photo by Susan Maxwell Skinner
SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - In his farewell year with the Capitol Pops, director Jerry Lopes plans an entertaining spring concert for Saturday, April 12 at Rusch Park. The event heralds a full 2014 season of Capitol Pops performances in the Sacramento area.
The Rusch Park date also marks the 17th anniversary for the 60 piece ensemble. “Maestro” Lopes, whose career includes 50 years as a music educator, helped form the group in 1997. Membership ranges from teens to nonagenarians and includes many professional musicians.
For April 12, Lopes promises a diverse program that includes show medleys, patriotic tunes and vocal numbers. As a fundraiser for the non-profit band, spring plants (provided by Eisley Nursery of Auburn) will be offered for sale. The two-hour performance is sponsored by the City of Citrus Heights and the Sunrise Park District.
The Capitol Pops concert kicks off at 7 p.m., April 12. The Rusch Park facility is located at 7801 Auburn Boulevard. Admission is free and anyone may attend. For more information, visit www.capitolpops.org.