July 2, 2016 | 5:00 pm
PASO POPS Independence Day Concert
Paso Robles Horse Park
3801 Hughes Parkway, Paso Robles, CA 93446


The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles is excited to announce PASO POPS, a new annual patriotric-themed concert and Independence Day celebration on the Saturday closest to the 4th of July — July 2nd in 2016.  To be held at the new Paso Robles Horse Park, The San Luis Obispo Symphony, paired with Youth Symphony members and led by Tulare County Symohony and Pasadena Symphony conductor Bruce Kiesling, will perform a 90-120 minute patriotic „Pops” program with a fireworks finale.

„PASO POPS was created to provide an annual Independence Day tradition for all members of the community,” said Steve Cass, PASO POPS president and past president of the Paderewski Festival.  „We wanted something that would complement the county’s existing city celebrations, while providing recurring funding for youth arts.”
Festivities will start at 5:00 PM for those purchasing reserved table or chair seating, and at 6:00 PM for Patriot Mall (lawn) admission.  A two-hour wine tasting featuring at least 30 local wineries will be open to adults, while interactive arts, games and painting activities organized by Studios on the Park and the Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation will be provided for young families.  Wine and beer will also be available with a suggested donation to the PASO POPS.  Except for those with special dietary needs, patrons are encouraged to leave their picnics at home as PASO POPS has arranged for a variety of the county’s finest food trucks to be on premise.  For the safety of all, service animals only will be allowed.

For tickets and more information, visit www.paderewskifest.com/pasopops or www.eventbrite.com.

Net proceeds from PASO POPS will be distributed to the Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and Student Cultural Exchange Program, San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony, Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation and Studios on the Park Youth Art Program.

The San Luis Obpispo Symphony, paired with Youth Symphony members, and let by conductor Bruce Kiesling will perform a 90-,omute patriotic „pops” program with a rousing fireworks finale.  Pieces to be performed include:“Feeling Good”,  “Salute to Big Bands”,  “Allegro Apprasionato” by Saint Saens performed by two-time Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition winner Daniel Ha, “Themes from 007”, “Charade”, “Salute to the Armed Forces”, “Take me out to the ball game” sing-a-long, “Marquez Danzon #2”, “Come Fly with Me” with Casey Biggs and Alodie Ayers, “Do you know the way to San Jose?”, “Williams, the Flying Theme from E.T.” and “18:12 Overture” and fireworks finale.

Other planned highlights of the evening will be a fly-over by Estrella Warbirds, Military Honor Guard presentation, “Star Spangled Banner” sung by Alodie Ayers, a canon fusillade, and emcee Paso Wineman Casey Biggs.