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An Ashford University Summer Pops Concert
Friday, August 16, 7:30pm
Saturday, August 17, 7:30pm

Matthew Garbutt, conductor

Soaring aerialists—acrobats—strongmen—jugglers and more! It’s a beautiful blend of music, artistry and power as the best performers from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and Cirque du Soleil defy gravity.

New for 2013: All Summer Pops 2013 single ticket prices are SUBJECT TO CHANGE up until showtime WITHOUT ANY GIVEN NOTICE. WANT TO LOCK IN YOUR PRICES?

CLICK HERE to read U-T San Diego's preview of the San Diego Symphony's Ashford University Summer Pops 2013 Season!  



Cirque Musica Cast: Lyric Wallenda Arestov, Simon Arestov, George Coronas, Miles Hay, Angelo Iodice, Ambrose Martos, Matt Roben, Loop Rawlins, Christian Stoinev, Evgeny Vasilenko, Ashley Winn

Featured Violinist: Veronica Gan


Stephen Cook, executive producer, president and CEO of TCG Productions and The Cooking Group, has 20 years of entertainment marketing experience. TCG works in the entertainment, performing arts and symphony industry by providing top quality programming, booking, producing, marketing and publicity services. TCG Productions include Cirque Musica, Rewind-Celebrating the Music of the 80s, The Legends of Classic Rock and more. The Cooking Group clients include Kenny G, Twist and Shout, Le Ombre, the Dallas POPS, the Saint Louis Symphony and the AT&T Performing Arts Center, among others.

Prior to starting The Cooking Group, Cook held leadership positions at top entertainment companies including Universal Studios, Six Flags Over Texas, The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Tussauds Group in Las Vegas and Feld Entertainment, Inc. Stephen Cook, a native of Lakeland, Florida, holds an undergraduate degree from Florida State University and an MBA from The University of Florida. 

Tracy Silverman, music director, has performed and recorded with a virtual who's who of the rock, pop, new music and jazz fields, including artists as diverse as legendary composers John Adams and Terry Riley, jazz pianist Billy Taylor, the rock band Guster, electric violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR), Jim Brickman and others. In 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning composer John Adams composed The Dharma at Big Sur, a concerto for electric violin, specifically for Silverman.

A recording artist and composer, Silverman recently premiered his own 2nd Electric Violin Concerto, Between the Kiss and the Chaos, and he tours internationally as a soloist with orchestras, with his one-man concerts and with his band, Eclectica. Tracy was lauded by the BBC as “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin” and is a faculty member at Belmont University.

Marcelo Zarvos, original music composer, has written for virtually every medium, from film, television and theater to dance and the concert stage, and has received particular praise for his affecting scores from films such as The Art of Losing, The Beaver, Beastly, Remember Me, The Good Shepherd, Hollywoodland, Strangers with Candy, The Door in the Floor, Kissing Jessica Stein as well as the Academy Award®-nominated short film A Soccer Story.

Zarvos started his classical music studies as a teenager in Sao Paulo with J.J. Koelreutter, the West German composer who also taught Antonio Carlos Jobim and many other great Brazilian composers. His undergraduate studies include Berklee College of Music and California Institute of the Arts, where he received his BFA, and Hunter College where he received a Master’s Degree in Music.

Richard Maslove, orchestrator, is thrilled to be orchestrating and arranging Cirque Musica.

Richard has a long career in multiple areas of the music business including TV, Broadway, movies, and live performances. Richard received his degree in music at York University in Toronto.

As an arranger, Richard has worked with shows and events around the world, including the 2010 Winter Olympic, Canadian Idol and with performers including Tom Jones, Supertramp and Lionel Richie.

On the stage, Richard has worked on productions including Kiss of the Spider Woman, Showboat, Ragtime, Lloyd Weber’s Music of the Night and Fame Becomes Me.

In the studio, Richard has worked with numerous artists including Anne Murray, Olivia Newton John, Placido Domingo, Michael Buble and Rush.

Richard has also been very busy writing arrangements for a wide variety of live performers, including Michael Buble and David Foster.

August 16 - August 17, 2013

Online sales for this performance have now been discontinued. Please call the Ticket Office at 619.235.0804.

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