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RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE Thursday, January 24, 2019, 8 pm JOSEPH MEYERHOFF SYMPHONY HALL Friday, January 25, 2019, 8 pm Saturday, January 26, 2019, 8 pm Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3 pm Jack Everly, conductor Ben Crawford, vocalist Ted Keegan, vocalist Ashley Brown, vocalist Baltimore Choral Arts Society, Anthony Blake Clark, director Program to be announced from stage. In addition to his ABT tenure, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions. Everly, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, is a recipient of the 2015 Indiana Historical Society Living Legends Award and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He has been a proud resident of the Indianapolis community for over 15 years and, when not on the podium, you can find Everly at home with his family, which includes Max the wonder dog. Jack Everly last appeared with the BSO in October 2018, conducting Tony DeSare: I Love a Piano. The concert will end at approximately 10:15 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 5:15 pm on Sunday. PRESENTING SPONSORS: SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Jack Everly Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore symphony orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa). He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the San Francisco Symphony and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. Everly conducts over 90 performances in more than 22 North American cities this season. As Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Everly proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the 20 OV E R T U R E / BSOmusic.org West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  These concerts attract hundreds of thousands of attendees, and the broadcasts reach millions of viewers and represent some of the highest-rated programming on PBS. Everly is also the Music Director of the Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration, an over 30-year tradition. He led the ISO in its first pops recording, Yuletide Celebration, Volume One, which included three of his own orchestrations. Other recordings include In The Presence, featuring the Czech Philharmonic and Daniel Rodriguez; Sandi Patty’s Broadway Stories; the soundtrack to Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame; and Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures Of Jule Styne. Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as music director. Ben Crawford Ben Crawford began his Broadway career when he covered the roles of Javert and Jean Valjean in the original revival of Les Misérables. Crawford is currently playing the Phantom in Broadway’s Phantom of the Opera, which just celebrated its 30 th anniversary on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. His other Broadway credits include Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (Mr. Salt), Shrek the Musical (Shrek), Big Fish (Don Price) and On the Twentieth Century starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. Other credits on stage include Evita (Che), 110 in the Shade (Starbuck), Next to Normal (Dr. Madden), Titanic (Frederick Barrett), Chasing Rainbows (Frank Gumm), Guys and Dolls (Sky Masterson), Carousel (Billy Bigelow), A New Brain (Gordon), Oklahoma! (Jud), Oliver! (Bill Sykes), Merrily We Roll Along, 35MM, Jasper in Deadland (Mister Lethe) and Irma La Duce (Persil de Noir). He performs with symphonies throughout North America and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Crawford has been featured on many soundtracks including On the