Butler native to perform with Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra

February 6, 2013 by  

Holly Boyce, from Butler, knows the way to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra – it’s all down to practice. The college sophomore will join with other students to sing with the Pittsburgh Symphony Pops later this week.

The singers will be part of the All-Star College Chorus during the performances. Students joining Holly on stage include Sandra Grady Costa, Samuel Skold, Justin Cha, Brigitta Hutchins, and Jonathan Warren. All are students at Grove City College.

The All-Star College Chorus will sing with Doug LaBrecque and Rebecca Luker, both known for appearances on Broadway. In honor of the upcoming holiday, the theme for the performances is ‘My Funny Valentine’. The evening will feature such numbers as ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’ from the musical My Fair Lady, and A Chorus Line’s ‘What I Did for Love’. Songs from composers such as Marvin Hamlisch, Ira and George Gershwin, and Irving Berlin will be featured. Michael Krajewski, a pops conductor with the Houston, Jacksonville, and Atlanta symphony orchestras, will conduct the show.

My Funny Valentine will not be the first time Holly has sung with the pops. She also sang during a tribute to the late Marvin Hamlisch at the end of January. To promote her appearance with the orchestra, Butler printing companies could produce flyers or posters to be hung around her hometown. The posters could also be displayed around her school.

The performances take place at Heinz Hall, 600 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh. This Thursday, February 7, the performance is at 7:30 pm while the shows on Friday and Saturday are at 8:00 pm. The final performance is a matinée, at 2:30pm on Sunday, February 10.