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Tucson Music Hall
Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:30pm
Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2pm

Jason Howland, conductor
Rachel Potter & Patrick Thomas, vocals

Get ready for Rodeo Week with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s SuperPops! program, Country Legends, Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 pm at Tucson Music Hall. The foot-stompin’, toe tappin’ tribute to the greatest names in country music will feature songs by Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill and more. Jason Howland will conduct the program featuring Nashville vocalists Rachel Potter and Patrick Thomas.

Potter and Thomas, backed by a band and the full TSO, will perform some of the best of classic country: “Crazy,” “Jolene,” “Friends in Low Places,” “Harper Valley PTA,” “Coal Miner’s Daughter,” “Achy Breaky Heart,”  “On The Road Again,”  “Devil Went Down To Georgia” and medleys of Johnny Cash and Kenny Rogers hits.

Rachel Potter starred as Glinda in a national tour of the mega hit Wicked. She was a finalist on the hit television reality show The X Factor.  She has recorded two CDs and appeared on Broadway in the recent revival of Evita as the Mistress and as Wednesday in The Addams Family.

Patrick Thomas was a finalist on Season 1 of NBC’s hit show The Voice.  He recently made a guest appearance as a music city mentor on the first season of Lifetime Network’s Chasing Nashville.  An accomplished pianist and guitarist, he was a staff writer for Cornman Music/Warner Chappell. Thomas also starred in the world premiere of The Hank Legacy produced by Studio Tenn in Franklin, Tennessee, which enjoyed wide critical acclaim. In New York he starred as Billy Crocker in Anything Goes.

Jason Howland is a musical theater composer, playwright, conductor, music director, and producer. As the musical director for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in 2015 he won the Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album for his work producing the original cast recording. He also wrote the music for the Broadway musical Little Women. Howland has appeared as guest conductor with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Florida Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Maine State Symphony and Memphis Symphony Orchestra. He also has conducted for Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Brandy, BeBe and CeCe Winans, Carl Anderson, Linda Eder and the Kingston Trio.

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