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Join Michael Nowak and Orchestra Novo as they bring movie music to life onstage at the Alex Madonna Expo Center on Sunday, September 1 from 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

The 5th Annual Pops ON! celebrates Michael’s rich Hollywood legacy with a day of beloved movie favorites. Film composer Christophe Beck has generously provided selections from the delightful and romantic film score conducted by Michael from Under The Tuscan Sun.

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Michael and Christophe have also collaborated on a number of films over the past 16 years including The Hangover, Cheaper By The Dozen, and The Year Of The Dog. Orchestra Novo will also be premiering a brand-new arrangement of Ennio Morricone’s iconic Cinema Paradiso, created by arranger Tim Simonec.

Orchestra Novo is delighted to have San Luis Obispo’s Mayor Heidi Harmon as the Mistress of Ceremonies.

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This year’s guest musical artists are the talented Jennifer Blomfield and SLO County Office of Education Supervisor and tenor extraordinaire, James Brescia. Local icon Phyllis Madonna will lead the orchestra for the very first time as their guest conductor.

Be ready to capture your moment in the spotlight at our Hollywood-themed DIY photo booth, complete with props and backdrop. Prizes will be awarded for the best Hollywood table decor and fashion to the guests who want to get into the full spirit of the day.

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For over 4 decades, Michael Nowak has performed on or led Hollywood orchestras for every variety of soundtrack. He has worked with some of the greatest names in Hollywood music such as John Williams, James Horner, Danny Elfman, John Barry, and Randy Newman. He was the conductor of the 2013 Academy award-winning original score for the film Life of Pi, composed by Mychael Danna and the recent heartwarming fan favorite, A Dog’s Journey, music by Mark Isham.

His career has seen him perform with the iconic likes of Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith, and Elmer Bernstein as well as contemporary A-listers such as James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino, and Alexandre Desplat.

Seats for individuals are $40. Tables of 10 are $350. Sponsor tables are $1,000 and include complimentary wine, glasses, and premium placement can be arranged directly with Zette@OrchestraNovo.com. Tickets are available at OrchestraNovo.org. Additional information is available by phone at 805-792-2711 or email at Zette@OrchestraNovo.com.