SEAN O’LOUGHLIN | conductor
LIZZIE KLEMPERER | vocalist
SYRACUSE POPS CHORUS | Lou Lemos, director
A family tradition, this performance features holiday favorites and soon to be favorites, with a “cast of thousands,” including the Syracuse Pops Chorus, special guest vocalist, broadway star and Syracuse native, Lizzie Klemperer, and dancers.
Kids under 18 are always free for regular season concerts! Bring the family!
Symphony Orchestra, The Syracuse Opera Company and Syracuse Stage. Upon leaving Syracuse, she moved to Ann Arbor, MI where she received a ...
Symphony Orchestra, The Syracuse Opera Company and Syracuse Stage. Upon leaving Syracuse, she moved to Ann Arbor, MI where she received a BFA in Musical Theater from the University of Michigan under the tutelage of the late opera great, Shirley Verrett.
Now based in New York City, Lizzie was most recently seen on Broadway in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock. She also appeared in the Tony nominated musical, Bright Star, (written by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell) after a sold out run at the Kennedy Center. Other New York credits include A Christmas Story (music by Pasek and Paul) and The Most Happy Fella at City Center Encores. Lizzie has toured the country with shows such as The Addams Family, and Little House on the Prairie, The Musical, starring Melissa Gilbert. Regionally she has performed the roles of “Marian” in The Music Man, “Eponine” in Les Miserables, “Crissy” in Hair and “Mary Jane” in Big River. She has spent this last year playing “Lily Craven” in a revamped Broadway bound production of The Secret Garden, working with the creators of the piece, Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman.
Other solo concert work includes appearances on stage at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center and with the Southwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. www.lizzieklemperer.com.
Recent collaborations include such artists as Sarah McLachlan, Adele, Josh Groban, Pentatonix, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Diana Ross, Journey, Melissa Etheridge, Weird Al Yankovic, Blue Man Group, Janelle Monáe, Audra McDonald, Hall and Oates, Gloria Estefan, the Indigo Girls, Diana Krall, Itzhak Perlman, Natalie Merchant, Chris Isaak, Pink Martini, Brandi Carlile, The Decemberists, Martina McBride, Josh Ritter, Gloria Gaynor and others. The Los Angeles Times calls his orchestrations “...magnificent and colorful” while adding “...even more dimension...” to the compositions. Daily Variety heralds Sean’s writing as “most impressive ...” with a “wide range of coloring in the orchestra...” that “...adds heft and rolling energy.
Through his growing number of commissioned and published works, Sean is excited to continue contributing to the rich history of orchestral and wind band literature. His music is published by Excelcia Music, Hal Leonard and Carl Fischer. He is a frequent guest conductor with professional orchestras around the country and abroad. An annual ASCAP Special Awards winner, Sean was a composition fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, and holds composition degrees from New England Conservatory and Syracuse University.
Repertoire consists largely of new choral arrangements of old standards: patriotic anthems, holiday favorites, Broadway and movie music, and songs from the American Songbook. Lou Lemos, a graduate of the Crane School of Music is the director of the Syracuse Pops Chorus. Lou holds a degree in voice and instrumental music. At Crane, he also studied conducting with Brock McElheran.
The Syracuse Pops chorus is continuously welcoming new members, all voice parts. Visit syracusepopschorus.org for more information about joining the chorus.