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Charlotte Symphony announces 2015-16 Pops season

Charlotte’s Eva Noblezada, star of “Miss Saigon” in London, will come home in February to sing with the Charlotte Symphony.
Charlotte’s Eva Noblezada, star of “Miss Saigon” in London, will come home in February to sing with the Charlotte Symphony. Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

The Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s 2015-16 Pops lineup will begin with a guy who has been singing in the rain for six decades and end with a woman who has reigned as one of Broadway’s leading singers for four.

The Gene Kelly-Debbie Reynolds film “Singin’ in the Rain” opens the season, as the CSO performs the Oscar-nominated score in sync with the movie. It ends with Bernadette Peters returning to Charlotte after seven years. In between come R&B artists Boyz II Men, unclassifiable Randy Newman and tributes to Frank Sinatra and Neil Diamond.

Sept. 18-19: “Singin’ in the Rain,” Belk Theater.

Oct. 2-3: “A Frank Sinatra Tribute” with Steve Lippia, Knight Theater. Steve Sigmund conducts.

Oct. 30: “Super Diamond – The Neil Diamond Experience,” Belk Theater.

Nov. 13-14: “A Salute to America’s Heroes,” featuring the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club, Knight Theater. Sacred music, popular hymns and military anthems.

Dec. 3-6: “Magic of Christmas,” Belk Theater. Oratorio Singers of Charlotte and guests round out the bill.

Jan. 15: Randy Newman, Belk Theater. The double Oscar-winner has a song catalog that goes back almost 50 years.

Feb. 12-13: “A Symphonic Valentine,” Knight Theater. Eva Noblezada, the Northwest School of the Arts grad who went on to star in “Miss Saigon” in London, supplies vocals.

March 12: “Boyz II Men,” Belk Theater. Conductor TBA.

April 1-2: “Bond and Beyond,” Knight Theater. Hilary Kole does the singing, and Schram adds themes from other films and TV shows with spy/detective roots.

May 7: Bernadette Peters, Belk Theater.

Toppman: 704-358-5232

Pops

Season subscriptions to the Symphony Pops series, which is sponsored by Bank of America, are $198 to $429 for six concerts and $288 to $605 for 10 concerts. Albert-George Schram conducts, except as noted.

Details: 704-972-2000 or charlottesymphony.org.

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