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Cleveland Pops Perform in Front of Record Attendance At ALHS

Concert is most successful in 5 years.

A full house turned out for this year’s Cleveland Pops holiday concert at making it one of the most successful Pops’ show presented at the school’s Performing Arts Center.

The annual show is hosted by the Avon-Avon Lake Rotary Club. 

“Just under 700 people attended,” club treasurer Frank Krepansky said. “And this was our most successful show in the last five years.  We expect to net around $7,000 for our scholarship fund and other student and local Rotary projects.”

The performance was led by Cleveland Pops director Carl Topilow, who took some time out for a fun photo with Bill Zurkey, who led the Avon Lake High School Chorale and Merples, who also performed with the Pops.

Attendees were treated to Christmas music by the Avon Chamber orchestra in the lobby prior to the show, which was new this year.

Dave December 11, 2012 at 12:45 PM
It was a wonderful night!! Next year is in our plans for sure. The Murples were fantastic as well as Carl Topilow's additions. Also disapointed that not a word was mentioned here for the performance by the Avon Lake High School Chorale (no credit?) they were SO good. And as the article above points out.... "took some time out for a fun photo with" ???
Carol Murphy December 11, 2012 at 03:36 PM
An outstanding performance by one and all......including Bob, Susan, Frank playing the bells!
Lori E. Switaj December 11, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Yes Dave, the Chorale should be included.
Frank Krempasky December 12, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Thank you to the communities of Avon & Avon Lake as well as surrounding residents for supporting this year's show. The Avon / Avon Lake Rotary Club wishes everyone a happy holiday season.

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