7th Annual Classical Meets Pop Concert

It’s back!  Join us for the 7th Annual Classical Meets Pop concert featuring alumni musicians from NPR’s From the Top.

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The 7th Annual Classical Meets Pop Concert and fireworks display will be held at the Mt. Vernon Community Center on July 2nd.  Hosted by Parker Pond Association Member Jerry Slavet and featuring award winning and internationally celebrated classical/pop musicians Charles Yang and Michael Thurber among other young performers and alumni from NPR’s From the Top, this concert will once again bring a wonderful cultural opportunity to the Mt. Vernon community.


Violinist Charles Yang has been described by the Boston Globe as one who “plays classical violin with the charisma of a rock star.” Yang has performed as a soloist with prominent orchestras at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s Metropolitan Opera House, as well as being featured in Nick Romeo’s book, Driven and on Discovery Channel’s Curiosity.  In 2016 Mr. Yang joined the crossover string-band, Time for Three.


MThurber FTPBassist Michael Thurber, a Julliard graduate and New York City-based composer and performer, has created scores for clients such as Vanity Fair and BBC America in addition to the music for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s and the Public Theater of New York’s production of Antony and Cleopatra.  Michael is a co-founder and music-director of CDZA and most recently the bass player with Jon Batiste and his group Stay Human on Late Show with Stephen Colbert.


Funds from this 4th of July celebratory concert support lake conservation programs at both 30-Mile River Watershed Association and the Parker Pond Association.

The concert will begin at 7:30pm, followed by fireworks at dusk. Concert reservations are strongly recommended as indoor seating is limited. Guests may also bring blankets or chairs and sit outside on the lawn to listen for free. Tickets are available for $12/adult and $6/children under 18. To reserve tickets, please email Katie at kchurch@30mileriver.org.