We love all types of music, especially classical performances from orchestral groups like the Pasadena Symphony and POPS. We are longtime supporters of this organization because they bring such dynamic art and culture to the Los Angeles area. We look forward to when they release their different series calendars each year. They recently announced its annual Rusnak Summer POPs Series for 2024. There will be some great concert events coming this summer at the LA Arboretum.

Harlem Nights: Duke, Ella and the Legacy of the Harlem Renaissance
June 29, 2024

2024 represents what would have been Duke Ellington’s 125th birthday. This special POPS concert celebrates his legacy and the incredible music of the 1920s Jazz Age, Swing Era and beyond. Michael Feinstein conducts this retrospective that will feature everything from George Gershwin and Duke Ellington to Billie Holliday and Ella Fitzgerald. Learn more.

Waterloo: A Tribute to ABBA
July 13, 2024

Swedish pop group ABBA is known for some of the biggest hits of last century like “Mamma Mia” and “Dancing Queen.” Hear their music like never before with the world’s top ABBA tribute group, Waterloo, performing with the Pasadena POPS—led by conductor Larry Blank. Learn more.

Michael Feinstein Sings Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra
July 27, 2024

Renowned singer takes the mic for this special performance, backed by Larry Blank and the POPS orchestra. He’ll be singing classic tunes from two of the best crooners in history, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra. The performance will also feature stories about these legends as only Feinstein can deliver. Learn more.

Michael Cavanaugh: Singer Songwriters
August 10, 2024

Michael Cavanaugh is a brilliant pianist and singer, referred to by Billboard as “The New Voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook.” He’ll be performing alongside Larry Blank and the POPS with his renditions of classic rock hits from legends like Paul Simon, Neil Diamond and James Taylor. Learn more.

California Dreamin’
August 24, 2024

Relive the music of the 1960s with this incredible tribute conducted by Michael Feinstein and featuring special soloists yet to be announced. Explore everything from West Coast Jazz and Latin music of the era to the Beach Boys and Mamas And The Papas. Learn more.

Oscar Meets Tony
September 7, 2024

The last concert of the 2024 Rusnak Summer POPS Series will feature timeless songs from some of the world’s most memorable musical productions. Michael Feinstein leads the POPS orchestra with performances from stage classics like Wicked, Oklahoma, Chicago and Gigi. Learn more.

Summer will be here before you know it. Reserve your tickets for the 2024 Rusnak Summer POPS Series now on the Pasadena Symphony and POPS website.