BIRMINGHAM (WWJ) – The Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra will kick off their 2011-2012 Concert Season on a high note with Pops at Pine Lake – a Season Opening Gala at Pine Lake Country Club. The evening will feature dinner served in the lake-front dining room followed by the concert.

Pops at Pine Lake will be presented on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. Dinner will be served prior to the concert at 6:30 p.m. The evening will conclude with a cocktail reception where audience members can meet and mingle with our talented conductor and musicians.

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The concert program includes:

  • George Forrest & Robert Wright: “Overture” to Kismet
  • Leroy Anderson: “Horse & Buggy”; “Syncopated Clock”
  • George Gershwin: “S’Wonderful”; “Someone To Watch Over Me”
  • Juventino Rosas: “Over the Waves”
  • Duke Ellington: “Caravan”
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: “Memory” from Cats
  • Antônio Carlos Jobim: “Girl from Ipanema”
  • Henry Mancini: “Moon River”
  • Harold Arlen: “Over the Rainbow”
  • Johann Strauss, Jr.: Blue “Danube Waltz”
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Tickets are $60 and can be purchased at or by calling 248-352-BBSO. Pine Lake Country Club is located at 3300 Pine Lake Road in Orchard Lake.

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