2022-2023 Season Concert Lineup



Yavapai College Performing Arts Center
(928) 776-2000
1100 East Sheldon Street
Prescott, Arizona 86301


Sunday, September 18, 2022, 3:00 PM
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

“A Tribute To The Film Composer”

The Pops are thrilled to welcome Conductor Emeritus, Paul Manz, as he returns to share the podium with Maestro, Ryan Gastonguay, for A Tribute to the Film Composer.

Music sets the stage and leads us through the stories, evoking excitement, fear, amusement, passion, awe and all the emotions that make our favorite motion pictures memorable. Music brings to mind the moments and occasions when you watched those films for the first time and every time thereafter. The Prescott Pops will take you on a musical journey of classic film scores written by some of the world’s finest composers. Enjoy the music of Erich Korngold, Max Steiner, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, Miklós Rózsa, Maurice Jarre, Ernest Gold and others. Rest assured you will relive the thrills and emotions that make your movie memories.

Sunday, December 11, 2022, 3:00 PM
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Sponsored by POSC“The Many Moods of Christmas”

A favorite tradition for Prescott area residents, our holiday concert will once again inspire, celebrate, and unite us in the spirit of the season. The Prescott Pops Symphony and the Pops Chorus will present The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett, four suites of wonderful Christmas favorites from “O Come, All Ye Faithful”, “Joy to the World”, and “Silent Night” to “Away in a Manger”, “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” and more. The orchestra under the baton of Ryan Gastonguay, and the chorus directed by Darrell Rowader will delight you with a magical afternoon filled with music entertainment sure to add to your holiday joy.

Sunday, February 26, 2023, 3:00 PM
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

Sponsored by Findlay Toyota

“Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes”

Composer, songwriter and lyricist, Irving Berlin is one of the greatest American songwriters. Born in Russia in 1888, his family fled the persecution of their Jewish community, emigrating to New York City in the mid 1890’s. The Prescott Pops Symphony, and special guests will present Irving Berlin: From Rags to Ritzes, the marvelous music of this brilliant composer. “There’s No Business Like Show Business”, “Cheek to Cheek”, “Always”, “Puttin’ On The Ritz”, and many more of his classics will charm and enchant you. Savor the talents of this prolific composer as the Pops delivers an afternoon of unforgettable music. We promise you’ll leave with a happy heart!

Sunday, May 21, 2023, 3:00 PM
Yavapai College Performing Arts Center

“Starring Steven Moeckel!”

Internationally acclaimed violinist, Steven Moeckel, brings to Prescott his extensive talents as he joins the Prescott Pops Symphony for our final concert of the season. If you’ve yet to enjoy Moeckel’s violin virtuosity, or if you have, you most certainly will want to experience this rare opportunity to hear him in concert with the Pops. Get ready to have fun and relish the music of:
“Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra” by Pablo de Sarasate
“Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso” by Ennio Morricone
“Por Una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel and lyricist Alfredo Le Pera (one of the most well-known tangos in the world, created in 1935)

Come listen to the beauty!