|The Sarasota Orchestra announced that Syesha Mercado will perform in the outdoor Pops concert called “Orchestra in the Outfield” on Saturday, May 9, at the Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium. Syesha returns to her hometown to sing several of her favorite songs arranged especially for the Sarasota Orchestra.
A finalist in Season 7 of the American Idol television show, Syesha will sing Fever, Skyfall, One Rock and Roll Too Many, I Believe and At Last. Following her top three finish on American Idol, the city of Sarasota declared May 9 to henceforth be “Syesha Mercado Day.” The Sarasota Orchestra’s outdoor Pops concert featuring Syesha will occur on the seventh anniversary of this declaration.
Following the American Idol national tour, Syesha joined the national tour of Dreamgirls. She recently made her Broadway debut in the Tony Award-winning musical The Book of Mormon.
The concert pays tribute to a wide range of American idols. The Orchestra will perform music made famous by Elvis, Louis Armstrong, Stevie Wonder and Judy Garland, as well as a salute to Olympians and pioneers of the American west. A narrated, musical rendition of the Gettysburg Address will highlight a tribute to our armed forces.
The concert closes with a rousing fireworks display.
This marks the second consecutive year the Sarasota Orchestra has participated in the Orioles’ “Arts in the Ballpark” series. Concession stands will be open for purchasing traditional ballpark fare. Last year’s family-friendly outdoor Pops concert sold out well before the event.
Tickets are on sale now starting at $15 and are available through the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St, Sarasota or by calling (941) 893-6300 or online.
ORCHESTRA IN THE OUTFIELD
Saturday, May 9, 2015 | 7:30 pm | Ed Smith Stadium