Michael Feinstein will conduct three of the five shows of the series, leading a "Michael Feinstein’s Songbook" program (June 1) with singers Jackson and Lari White as guest artists. "Michael Feinstein’s MGM Movie Classics" (July 13) will feature guest singers Ron Raines and Christine Ebersole, and Catherine Russell and Chuck Cooper will perform at "The Gershwins and Me" (Sept. 7).
"Classical Mystery Tour: Music of the Beatles" will be performed Aug. 10, with the Fab-revivalist foursome Classical Mystery Tour supported by the orchestra conducted by Martin Herman.
Feinstein was appointed to lead the summer series following the death of his predecessor Marvin Hamlisch in 2012.
The lawn is open to picnickers at 5:30 PM; shows begin at 7:30 PM. More information can be found at pasadenasymphony-pops.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.