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Jack Everly

Jack EverlyJack Everly Jack Everly is the principal pops conductor of the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa. He has been onstage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall; appears annually with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center; and is a frequent guest conductor with orchestras including Pittsburgh, Edmonton and Oklahoma City. Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as music director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he has teamed with Marvin Hamlisch in Broadway shows that Hamlisch scored, including The Goodbye Girl, They’re Playing Our Song and A Chorus Line. He conducted Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions. In television and film, Everly has appeared on In Performance at the White House and conducted the songs for Disney’s animated classic The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He has been music director on numerous Broadway cast recordings and conducted the critically praised Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Broadway’s Jule Styne. Everly conducted Sandi Patty’s 2011 release Broadway Stories and Daniel Rodriguez’s In the Presence from 2005, both with the Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Prague. In 1998, Everly created the Symphonic Pops Consortium serving as music director. The consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces a new theatrical pops program each season. In the past 14 years, more than 250 performances of SPC programs have taken place across the U.S. and Canada. Maestro Jack Everly holds an honorary doctorate of arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana.

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