The Glen Rock Pops with Anthony LaGruth, Music Director, presents The Magic of Music on Sunday, June 4 at 3:00pm in the Glen Rock High School Auditorium at 600 Harristown Road in town. Admission is free to the public and donations at the door are gratefully accepted.
A program for music lovers of all ages includes the cinematic scores FROM Star Trek Through the Years and Lord of the Rings. Broadway favorites from Disney, Jersey Boys and Guys and Dolls are bound to please everyone. Also on the program are classic hits from Glenn Miller and Scott Joplin.
A special collaboration with the Glen Rock Public Schools Students String Ensemble brings together young musicians with the Pops in a joint performance. The String Program at Hamilton and the Middle school has grown under the leadership of music teacher John Diomede. This collaboration with the Pops is hopefully, another step leading to a thriving orchestral program for the school district, which can serve as a model here in New Jersey.
Music Director Anthony LaGruth has delighted audiences and critics alike with many exciting performances recognized for their innovative presentation of music. LaGruth is the Artistic Director and Conductor of the Garden State Philharmonic and has served as guest conductor in Italy, Romania, and with many metropolitan are orchestras.
The Glen Rock Pops was organized in 1975 through the Glen Rock Community School. This partnership has brought together fifty musicians from towns throughout Bergen and Passaic counties who combine their talents to make the Pops one of the area’s favorite listening groups.