Pasadena POPS Reschedules 2020 Summer Concert Series to 2021

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Pasadena, CA – Due to the guidelines issued by government authorities during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Pasadena POPS has regrettably made the difficult decision to reschedule the 2020 Summer POPS Series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum to Summer 2021.

“As we all work in phases to re-open our community, we accept that large-scale events like ours are just not yet ready to resume,” says CEO Lora Unger. “We live to present these concerts, but the safety and well-being of our patrons, musicians, guest artists, staff and countless volunteers remains our priority.”

All subscriptions and single tickets have been transferred to the rescheduled 2021 dates:
June 19, 2021 – Sway With Me: Latin Rhythm and Swing
July 10, 2021 – Road to Motown
July 24, 2021 – Fleetwood Mac: A Tribute
August 14, 2021 – Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra’s Songbook
August 28, 2021 – 100 Years of Broadway

The Live at the Arboretum concert with Sara Evans, originally scheduled for June 27, 2020 has been postponed to June 26, 2021.

Rolling over tickets to the 2021 season ensures the Pasadena POPS’ ability to bring back this treasured concert series to the community. Ticketholders also have the option to donate the return of their tickets, the value of which is fully tax deductible. The Pasadena POPS is a non-profit arts organization and this support directly helps them continue to impact lives through the transformative power of music and music education as we all navigate our recovery and relaunch.

Patrons may also contact the box office staff to discuss alternate ticketing options via an online customer service portal

Subscriptions and single tickets to the 2021 POPS season are currently on sale, starting at $25 via or by calling the box office at 626-793-7172.

2021 Sierra Summer POPS Series Concert Dates

Sway With Me: Latin Rhythm and Swing
June 19, 2021

Michael Feinstein, conductor
Mauricio Martinez, soloist
Margo Rey, soloist

Road to Motown
July 10, 2021

Michael Feinstein, conductor
Billy Davis Jr. & Marilyn McCoo, soloists
Mary Wilson, soloist

Fleetwood Mac: A Tribute
July 24, 2021

Landslide: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Fleetwood Mac, special guests
Larry Blank, Conductor

Michael Feinstein Sings Sinatra’s Songbook
August 14, 2021

Michael Feinstein, soloist
Larry Blank, conductor

100 Years of Broadway
September 14, 2019

Michael Feinstein, conductor
Liz Callaway, soloist
Jordan Donica, soloist

Recent Acclaim for the Pasadena Symphony and POPS:
“The Pasadena Symphony signals a new direction…teeming with vitality…dripping with opulent, sexy emotion.” Los Angeles Times.

“…full of pulsating energy from first note to last… the strings were lushly resonant, the wind principals were at the top of their games, and the brass rang out with gleaming vigor.” –Pasadena Star News.
Formed in 1928, the Pasadena Symphony and POPS is an ensemble of Hollywood’s most talented, sought after musicians. With extensive credits in the film, television, recording and orchestral industry, the artists of Pasadena Symphony and POPS are the most heard in the world.

The Pasadena Symphony and POPS performs in two of the most extraordinary venues in the United States: Ambassador Auditorium, known as the Carnegie Hall of the West, and the luxuriant Los Angeles Arboretum & Botanic Garden. Internationally recognized, Grammy-nominated conductor, David Lockington, serves as the Pasadena Symphony Association’s Music Director, with performance-practice specialist Nicholas McGegan serving as Principal Guest Conductor. The multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook,” Michael Feinstein, is the Principal Pops Conductor, who succeeded Marvin Hamlisch in the newly created Marvin Hamlisch Chair.

A hallmark of its robust education programs, the Pasadena Symphony Association has served the youth of the region for over five decades through the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestras (PYSO), comprised of five performing ensembles with over 300 gifted 4th-12th grade students from more than 50 schools all over the Southern California region. The PYSO has toured internationally at prestigious venues in New York, Vienna, and most recently San Jose, Costa Rica. They regularly perform throughout Southern California and have appeared on the popular television show GLEE.

The PSA provides people from all walks of life with powerful access points to the world of symphonic music.

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