The California Pops Orchestra greets the new year with “Broadway Meets Hollywood,” scheduled Sunday at Cupertino’s Flint Center.
Conducted by Kim Venaas, “Broadway” includes tunes from classical films and stage musicals such as “Chicago,” “Show Boat,” “Star Wars” and Disney musical favorites. Music from the recent hit movie “La La Land” is also on the program, along with songs from “Beauty and the Beast” and “A Chorus Line.”
The pieces are “designed to evoke great emotion,” according to Venaas.
Singers Carly Honfi and Matthew Hall are slated to join the Pops, performing the duet “Come What May” from the 2001 film “Moulin Rouge.” Honfi has been seen locally with South Bay Musical Theatre in “Jerry’s Girls” and as the lead character Fanny Brice in “Funny Girl.” Hall performed at the same theater as Jinx in “Forever Plaid.”
The Pops includes musicians from throughout the Bay Area, some of them trained at conservatories including Oberlin, Juilliard and the Eastman School of Music. Many of them have day jobs as scientists, educators, engineers, marketers and in the tech sector.
Flint Center is located at De Anza College, 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino.
Tickets are $20-$55.
For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com. For more information, call 856-8432 or visit calpops.org.