Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra will be performing in Nassau’s “Holiday Spectacular” concert next Sunday, Nov. 27, at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex at Hofstra University. Guest vocalists will be soprano Deana Verone and tenor Christopher Macchio.
Special guest vocalist will be “Sal the Voice” Valentinetti, who was a finalist in Season 11 of “America’s Got Talent.” Valentinetti is also set to be the grand marshal of the upcoming Town of Huntington 2016 Holiday Parade, set for Nov. 26.
Additionally, the Five Towns College Chamber Singers and the Glen Cove Select Choir will perform at Hofstra. The 90-minute show is set to begin at 5 p.m.
Admission will be free, but tickets are required. Free tickets are available at all Bethpage Federal Credit Union branches, as well as at the Administration Building at Eisenhower Park, while supplies last. The concert is co-sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, Hofstra University and Nassau County Parks.
The Concert Pops Orchestra, featuring 43 of New York’s most talented musicians, many of whom regularly perform on Broadway and with the Metropolitan Opera, has been recognized by the New York State Council for the Arts for its quality public performances for more than two decades. Appearing regularly at concert venues in New York and Florida, the Pops have performed for guest artists Marvin Hamlisch, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Broadway’s Tommy Tune, Betty Buckley, Joel Grey, Idina Menzel, Linda Eder, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Bernadette Peters, Kelli O’Hara and Nathan Gunn. The Pops was selected to accompany Disney Animation’s “Tales as Olde as Time” and the “Magic of Disney” in concert.
For more information on the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums, call 516-572-0200, or visit Nassaucountyny.gov/parks.