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Symphony finishes with a modern touch

The Pueblo Symphony Orchestra is going out with a pop.


WHO: Pueblo Symphony

WHAT: ‘Poperazzi’

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Hoag Hall, Colorado State University-Pueblo

TICKETS: $30 and $35 at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center box office, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., or 295-7200

INFO: 545-7967

For the final concert of its 2013-14 season, the symphony and conductor Jacob Chi will welcome three guest artists for a night of classic opera and modern pop. “Poperazzi” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Hoag Hall on the Colorado State University-Pueblo campus.

Tenors George DeMott and Cody Shawn Gay and soprano Janien Valentine will lead a program featuring “Libiamo,” “O Mio Babbino Caro” and “Nessun Dorma” among the operatic selections and “My Way,” a medley from “Jersey Boys” and songs by Louis Prima on the pop side.

DeMott started the group in 2009 and the trio has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. DeMott has a degree from the Eastman School of Music and has performed numerous classic tenor roles in operas.

Gay is from Colorado; he studied at the University of Northern Colorado and the University of Urbino in Italy and lives in Centennial.

Valentine started singing professionally at age 16 and has a degree in musical theater from Niagara University.

Tickets for the concert are $30 and $35 at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center box office, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., or by calling 295-7200.

Students may purchase any remaining tickets for $5 at Hoag Hall just prior to the performance.

For information, call the symphony office at 545-7967.

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