PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Britt Orchestra / Symphony Pops with Morgan James
Sunday, August 9, 7:30 p.m.
Program featuring Broadway vocalist Morgan James
performing songs by Leonard Bernstein with the Britt Orchestra
TICKETS ON SALE Reserved $15 | Lawn $5
PLEASE NOTE: The front lawn area (between the stage and the reserved seats) is not available to the general public for this concert.
GATES OPEN @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
The Symphony Pops night returns with an all-Bernstein program, featuring vocalist and Broadway star Morgan James. The program includes songs from West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town and more.
The Symphony Pops concert is a great opportunity to enjoy the Britt Orchestra for both music veteran and newcomers alike. Bring your family and friends to enjoy great music in this wonderful setting.
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Guest Artist: Morgan James
Morgan James discovered her passion for music early on and pursued it wholeheartedly at the prestigious Juilliard School. While in the midst of the institution’s rigorous academic program, she soon realized that her path would diverge from the classical world.
“I didn’t want a career in opera, but Juilliard still shaped me,” she confesses. “The traditional training really made me a disciplined singer. I carry that with me to this day.”
After graduating, Morgan spent the next few years facing the struggles of being a young artist in New York. Immersed in classic sixties and seventies soul records, she concurrently experienced a pivotal revelation.
“Out of that frustration came this other voice,” she says. “It was my true voice, and I feel like I discovered it in the middle of so much hardship just trying to be heard. I embraced who I was at that very moment.”
In 2008, Morgan booked her first Broadway show, appearing in The Addams Family, followed by prominent and leading roles in Wonderland, Godspell, and Berry Gordy’s Motown The Musical as Teena Marie. The latter set the stage for her to properly launch her solo recording career. Her debut album Morgan James Live, released in 2012, was a celebration of the legendary Nina Simone. Her first full-length studio album, Hunter, followed in 2014.