Pops by the Sea
Pops Romantico, September 2, 2012


Pops by the Sea

THE CONCERT
This year's Pops by the Sea will feature famed guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey and lovely violinist Anabel García del Castillo joining Maestro Michael Nowak and the San Luis Obispo Symphony in a delightful concert of popular and romantic music that will delight the entire family. Join us for a fun, family-friendly festival of music at the beach!

This year's will feature famed guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey and lovely violinist Anabel García del Castillo joining Maestro Michael Nowak and the San Luis Obispo Symphony in a delightful concert of popular and romantic music that will delight the entire family. Join us for a fun, family-friendly festival of music at the beach!

THE MUSIC
Classics like Gershwin's An American in Paris mingled with popular tunes such as Someone to Watch Over Me, movie favorites like Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago and the love theme from Romeo and Juliet and so much more. A POPular POPS sing-along will add to the fun with your favorite love songs and a musical reminder that, of course....All You Need is Love.

THE PEOPLE
Guitarist José María Gallardo del Rey* is known as one of the greatest classical guitarists in the world today. A musical ambassador for Spain and a frequent visitor to the Central Coast, José María and his wife, violinist Anabel García del Castillo, will add the "Romántico" part to our POPS concert this year. Performing selections from Glosas, an original composition premiered here in SLO last March, and delighting us with a generous taste of the romance of Spain, this year's POPS will be a truly "Latin" Pops that you'll never forget! View videos featuring our guest artists.

Bonus Concert! An intimate evening of classical guitar and conversation with José María Gallardo del Rey will take place on Wednesday, August 29th. It's the perfect prelude to Pops by the Sea and a great opportunity to get up and close and personal with a master musician. For more information and tickets for Toast of SLO with José María Gallardo del Rey.

THE FUN
Master of Ceremonies and local "Bon Vivant" Bob Wacker will welcome us all to POPS and deftly lead us through an entertaining afternoon of music and fun with his trademark sense of humor and keen wit. The annual Maestro's Baton Auction with Gil Stork, the Pops Grand Prize Drawing, the Pedal to Pops door prizes, the Maestro's Grand Entrance and so much more will add to this afternoon of fun, sun, music and LOVE by the sea.

All you need is love....and POPS by the Sea. It's the BEST way to spend Labor Day Weekend on the Central Coast!