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North Charleston POPS! announces 2018-2019 season concerts

Apr 30, 2018


Performances include salutes to Phantom of the Opera, Country Music, Gershwin, Music Inspired by Sports and the Music of John Denver


The North Charleston POPS! 2018-2019 season concerts will feature something for everyone. The recently announced concerts include: PHANTOM, PANDOLFI & BEYOND on Saturday, September 8; COUNTRY LEGENDS on Saturday, November 3; GLORIOUS GERSHWIN! On Saturday, January 26; SPORTS MADNESS: MUSIC INSPIRED BY SPORTS on Saturday, March 9; and MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER on Saturday, April 27. All shows will be performed at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Season tickets are on sale now and available online at or by calling the season ticket hotline at (843) 202-ARTS (2787). Season ticket packages start at just $90. Single show tickets will go on sale at a later date.

“Join us to experience the excitement of the 2018-2019 season. The passion and excellence of your hometown orchestra awaits you,” said Nick Palmer, North Charleston POPS! Conductor and Music Director. “By popular request, we will be featuring the orchestra on all the concerts, while bringing to our stage top-notch guest artists performing ‘The Coolest Music’ and ‘Always the Unexpected.’  Our 7th season promises to be the best ever!” 

In addition to having the same seat for all performances, North Charleston POPS! season ticket holders enjoy many other benefits such as free parking, priority access to tickets for select Coliseum & Performing Arts Center events before they go on public sale and special discounts & offers not available to the general public.

The North Charleston POPS! made their concert debut on June 26, 2012 at the North Charleston Coliseum backing up legendary musical group Earth, Wind and Fire. Earth, Wind and Fire made a stop in the Lowcountry as part of their “Guiding Lights” tour and to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the City of North Charleston. The North Charleston POPS! performed with the band on some of their biggest hits including, “Boogie Wonderland,” “Shining Star,” “Sing a Song,” “September,” “Let’s Groove” and many more. Members of the North Charleston POPS! have performed in the past with such national touring Broadway shows as WICKED, MARY POPPINS, CHICAGO, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, BOOK OF MORMON and BEAUTIFUL THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL during their runs at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.



Season Sponsor:  The Boeing Company

September 8, 2018       

PHANTOM, PANDLFI & BEYOND Thomas Pandolfi, Pianist                                               

Join us for an exceptionally exciting and engaging opening night! Our “James Bond” pianist Thomas Pandolfi returns to the PAC to wow you with the world premiere of the Andrew Lloyd Webber piano concerto, featuring themes from several of his musicals, including Phantom of the Opera. The evening also includes fun and familiar selections by master tunesmith Leroy Anderson, featuring musicians of the North Charleston POPS! in favorites like The Typewriter, Buglers Holiday, Fiddle-Faddle, The Waltzing Cat, Forgotten Dreams and more.

Concert Sponsor:  Cornerstone Wealth Advisory Group


November 3, 2018                                                                                                 

COUNTRY LEGENDS: NASHVILLE COMES TO THE LOWCOUNTRY Rachel Potter &   Patrick Thomas, Singers                                                                                                       

Country Legends, a foot-stompin’, toe tappin’ tribute to the greatest names in country music, includes songs by famed singers and songwriters Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lee Greenwood, Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, and Faith Hill.  Starring two recording artists from Nashville, this show will leave your boots knocking, your heart pumping, and your country soul content.

Concert Co-Sponsor:  The BootJack


January 26, 2019                                                                                                   

GLORIOUS GERSHWIN! Richard Glazier, pianist                                                  

Charleston’s adopted son, George Gershwin, has always been an audience favorite. Pianist Richard Glazier will entertain you with some of your favorite tunes, including Rhapsody in Blue, Embraceable You and I’ve got a Crush on You. The orchestra will get in the groove with I Got Rhythm and Fascinating Rhythm, plus many more. Music will be accompanied by must-see vintage photos and video footage of George and Ira Gershwin in this unique journey through their music hits! A thoroughly engaging night that you won’t want to end.

Concert Sponsor:  Benefitfocus


March 9, 2019                                                                                                           


The North Charleston POPS! hits one out of the park as they perform beloved sports music, including favorite themes from Rocky,  Ice Castles, Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter, the Harlem Globetrotters’ Sweet Georgia Brown, the Olympic Fanfare, Skaters Waltz, We Are the Champions, Chariots of Fire and much more. Don your spikes, grab some popcorn and cheer on your favorite songs! Included will be soulful celebration to St. Patrick’s Day.


April 27, 2019                                                                                                                        

MUSIC OF JOHN DENVER Jim Curry, guest artist                                                               

Jim Curry presents the rebirth of the timeless songs of America’s troubadour in a full-length live concert of John Denver’s greatest works with your North Charleston POPS!.  Grammy Award winning orchestral arrangements coupled with John Denver’s songs are the trademark sound of his many hits, including Rocky Mountain High, Sunshine on my Shoulders, Take Me Home, Country Roads, Calypso, Annie’s Song and much more!


Artists and dates subject to change