The Fresno Philharmonic closes its 2014-15 season with the pops concert “Broadway Classics.” Here’s a rundown:
Tenor Daniel Fosha and lyric mezzo-soprano Jennifer DeDominici both bring a strong classical technique to their interpretation of musical-theater favorites. Fosha has performed with such organizations as the Cleveland Pops, National Repertory Orchestra, Opera Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Colorado. DeDominici has performed with Opera Colorado, Central City Opera and Opera Theatre of the Rockies.
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Carl Topilow is a favorite guest conductor of the Fresno Philharmonic. He was last in Fresno for the orchestra’s “Home for the Holidays” in 2012. Before that he conducted “Hollywood Movie Scores” in 2009. He founded the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, now in its 17th season, and is the conductor and director of the orchestral program at the Cleveland Institute of Music.
There is one crowd-pleasing tune after another, from “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from “Porgy & Bess” to “Born to Hand Jive” from “Grease.” The lineup includes selections from “Mary Poppins,” “Jersey Boys,” “The Secret Garden” and “The Boy from Oz.”