Last Modified: Thursday, June 07, 2012 8:07 PM
The Lake Charles Symphony pays tribute to the iconic music of Motown at the First Federal Summer Pops Concert on July 14 in the Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum.
“The Motown Sound” will open the Symphony’s 55th season, its second under the baton of conductor Bohuslav Rattay. The program will feature such sing-along tunes as “My Girl” by The Temptations, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” by Marvin Gaye, “Stop in the Name of Love” by The Supremes, and “Respect” by Aretha Franklin.
What became known as the “Motown sound” was a blend of rhythm and blues with a pop influence. The Motown label produced 110 top 10 hits during the 1960s.
The annual Summer Pops offers local audiences a chance to hear a live symphony orchestra perform in a casual, upbeat environment, and this year a trio of Broadway stars — Ramona Keller, Destan Owens and Kimberly JaJuan — headline the performance.
Reserved table seats are available for $40 each or $300 for a table of eight. Mr. Gatti’s pizza may be ordered in advance with ticket purchase. Riser seats are available for $20 and $25. For tickets, call the symphony office at 337-433-1611 or order online at www.lcsymphony.org. Follow the Symphony on Facebook.com, Twitter and www.lcsymphony.blogspot.com.