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March 8, 2018
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Macon Pops Final Concert of the Season
Concludes with a ‘Latin Pop Revolution’
Macon Pops’ Performs their
final Concert of the Season
Macon, GA – On Friday, March 16, Macon Pops will conclude their season with a phenomenal ‘Latin Pop Revolution’ concert at 7:30 p.m. at Mercer University’s Hawkins Arena. The concert will feature music from Tito Puente, Sergio Mendes, JLO, Christina Aguilera and more!
This performance is set to bring a high level of energy, excitement and Latin-inspired dance moves. Guest singer and actress, Christina Souza will be joining the stage with the orchestra. Souza has performed with mega superstars such as Bette Midler, Barbara Streisand, and Taylor Dayne. She was a guest artist on shows such as, Navy NCIS, CSI Miami, Boston Legal, Medium, Girlfriends, Becker, Lost, Hawaii 5’0 and Off the Map.
“I enjoy the juxtaposition of pop music with the orchestra,” says Souza, who has performed with Macon Pops’ founders, Matt Catingub and Steve Moretti in the past. Souza will be singing a couple of songs in Spanish and Portuguese and says she is looking forward to the party atmosphere Latin Pop music inspires.
Most notably in an effort to further music education, Macon Pops has launched ‘For the Love of Music,’ a campaign focused on providing exposure and engagement with the musical organization. Elementary, Middle and High School students will have the opportunity to attend a Macon Pops rehearsal, talk to the musicians, learn about the production of musical concerts, learn how a non-profit operates and lastly, will be able to attend the concert for free.
Dan Tyner, band director with the Academy for Classical Education (ACE Charter School) in Macon is excited that students will engage directly with world-renown musicians. “Our exploration of the different styles of music has been limited, so this is a perfect opportunity for the band scholars to hear exciting music, played well by professionals.” Tyner is in his 20th year of teaching band in Macon and says he has had several students attend performances by Macon Pops.
To purchase tickets, visit: www.maconpops.com/events
On March 17, 2018, Macon Pops will headline the FMCA Convention at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA at the Reves Arena.
Macon Pops is part of the Cherry Blossom Festival!
***Members of the Media may secure press passes before the show. For questions, contact Em Fergusson – [email protected]/ 478.960.8045)***
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About Macon Pops
The mission of Macon Pops is to bring the highest quality production and performance of popular music to a broader audience than found at traditional symphonic concerts. This concert series blends classical instruments with pop culture music. Macon Pops’ unique approach is more than just its innovative musical style, nightclub style venue, and fabulous food and drinks. The musical group showcases an orchestra of accomplished studio and symphonic musicians that encourages an interest in the musical arts for people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
For more information on Macon Pops, visit http://www.maconpops.com
August 15, 2017
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ROCK out the Summer with Macon Pops!
Macon Pops’ 5th Season Opens With Energetic Jazz, Rock Concert
Macon, GA – Macon Pops returns for its Fifth Season with an exceptional concert: Jazz That Rocks! The Music of Chicago, Blood, Sweat & Tears and Steely Dan. Featuring guest singer, Michelle Amato from Orlando, FL, the concert will be held Saturday, August 26th at 8 p.m, on the Wellness Center lawn at Middle Georgia State University.
Attendees can bring their coolers, drinks of any kind, picnic baskets and blankets. If rain chances are high, the concert will be moved inside the Wellness Center (which is the building adjacent to the lawn).
Macon Pops is recognized as a family-friendly exhilarating musical concert that has grown in popularity in Middle Georgia and beyond. The excitement is continuing into the fifth season.
“We think this concert is a great way to open our season and many people are looking forward to it,” says Steve Moretti, co-founder of Macon Pops. “We are happy to make Middle Georgia State University’s Wellness center our annual season opener.”
The Fifth Season will also include November 17’s ‘The Beatles: Rubber Soul & Revolver and March 16, 2018’s ‘Latin Pop Revolution.’
“Like all Macon Pops shows, we expect our fans to be up on the dance floor, enjoying this concert as much as they enjoy all our other events,” says Matt Catingub, co-founder of Macon Pops. “We always encourage folks to come as they are, eat, drink, and dance the night away.”
Macon Pops’ is also launching a musical initiative called ‘For the Love.’ A portion of the proceeds from the upcoming ‘Jazz That Rocks’ concert will be donated to the Academy for Classical Education (ACE), a school located in Macon. “We are invested in the community and wanted to find a way to give back,” says Moretti.
Please contact Em Fergusson for the following interview opportunities:
- Steve Moretti
- Matt Catingub
- Michelle Amato
Macon Pops is a separate organization from the Macon Symphony Orchestra. We are sad to see a cultural staple in our community close its doors. We would like to wish the musicians, patrons and staff the very best.
About Macon Pops
The mission of Macon Pops is to bring the highest quality production and performance of popular music to a broader audience than found at traditional symphonic concerts. This concert series blends classical instruments with pop culture music. Macon Pops’ unique approach is more than just its innovative musical style, nightclub style venue, and fabulous food and drinks.The musical group showcases an orchestra of accomplished studio and symphonic musicians that encourages an interest in the musical arts for people of diverse ages and backgrounds.
About Middle Georgia State University
What is now Middle Georgia State University was created in 2013 under the direction of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. It was among the first of new institutions resulting from mergers intended to boost the efficiency and accessibility of higher education to the citizens of Georgia. Building on the considerable strengths and legacies of two former institutions, Middle Georgia State University is a powerful force for economic, social and cultural growth. With five campuses and many programs online, Middle Georgia State is among the region’s top producers of bachelor’s degree graduates. The University offers quality bachelor’s degrees in today’s most sought-after fields, including Business, Health Sciences, Information Technology, New Media, Education and more. In January 2016, the University began offering graduate degrees in Nursing and Information Technology. Other master’s degree programs are in the planning stages. Middle Georgia State’s five brick-and-mortar campuses are in Macon, Cochran, Dublin, Eastman and Warner Robins, giving the institution a wide physical reach. Each campus offers vibrant student life opportunities that extend learning and experiences beyond the classroom. Residence life is offered on three campuses – Macon, Cochran and Eastman. Eight sports teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. The University offers a residential dual-enrollment program for high school students called The Georgia Academy and is home to the state’s only public School of Aviation.
For more information on Middle Georgia State University, visit MGA.edu