Sunday, February 20, 2000
Tennille, Little headline with Pops
BY JANELLE GELFAND
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Pop icon Toni Tennille and comedian Rich Little are two of the stars of the Cincinnati Pops 2000 Riverbend season.
Ms. Tennille, who starred in the national tour of Victor/Victoria, which stopped at the Aronoff Center last season, will appear with the Pops on June 16-17. Better known as half of the husband-wife duo Captain and Tennille, she is familiar to baby boomers for anthems like Love Will Keep Us Together and Do That to Me One More Time.
With more than 200 voices in his repertoire, master impersonator Mr. Little makes his Pops debut June 23-24. His impressions will include Cary Grant in An Affair to Remember and George C. Scott in Patton. He also will take on Neil Diamond, Louis Armstrong and members of the rat pack.
It's a small world when the Pops pays tribute to kids in Symphantasy XII: Children of the Millennium on June 30-July 1. The extravaganza, in conjunction with the Cincinnati 2000 International Children's Choir Festival held locally in June, will feature the Cincinnati 2000 International Children's Choir, directed by Robyn Lana.
The show will star David Gallagher (from WB's 7th Heaven) narrating Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf.
Several young artists will take center stage: pianist Andrew Toombs, a student at the School for Creative and Performing Arts; fiddler Billy Contreras; dancers Elisa Carlson and Mark Willett; Russian aerialist Alexander Streltsov; members of the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy; and dancers from the Otto M. Budig Academy of Cincinnati Ballet.
Pops conductor Erich Kunzel will pay tribute to the golden age of swing on July 7-8, when his program stars the Jazz Ambassadors of the United States Army Field Band.
Swing classics, such as In the Mood, Unforgettable and Take the A Train, will showcase singer Michael Gough and the vocal trio Brenda Hartman, Patricia Linhart and Laurie Wyant. They'll be joined by dance champions Carlas Heiney and Steven Bailey.
The Pops summer season concludes July 14-15 on a Broadway theme. The May Festival Summer Chorus and soloists Kathleen Brett, David Fischer and Daniel Narducci will perform. The concerts begin at 8:30 p.m.
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