A Few Words from Greta Pope
Q: This is your first jazz concert at the historic Howey Mansion. What are you anticipating about the event?
A: I’m looking forward to a lovely Sunday afternoon of music from The American and European Songbooks, with some songs especially selected for the season. This is such a wonderful opportunity to ring in the holidays with family and friends.
Many thanks to Executive and Artistic Director Arisa Kusumi Sulllivan for inviting me to participate in the outstanding Howey Mansion Music Series that has become a staple for music lovers throughout Central Florida. Arisa has been a guest on “The Business Savvy Singer Podcast” that I produce and host. Guests have included singers from many parts of the United States and the world. Check out Arisa’s episode available on all major podcast platforms. A fantastic chat! Such a storied singing career she’s had and continues to have. She’s now using her expertise to bring great music to Central Florida. Brava!
Q: You have a wide range of singing styles. Without giving too much away, what can music lovers expect to hear and see at the Dec.12 event?
A: Included in this concert will be well-known jazz standards, many of them from the Broadway stage. I recently performed two sold-out concerts at The Alliance Française de Chicago. I’m delighted to report that we received standing ovations at both concerts and made lots of new friends (which is always the best part for me). I love getting to know people and sharing musical ideas. Music is truly the international language.
The Howey Mansion concert will feature some of the music that I’ve performed during my many international tours. The concert will include familiar jazzy songs in the English, French, Spanish and German languages. Hear the music of Cole Porter, Duke Ellington, Andrea Bocelli, Celia Cruz, Irving Berlin, Edith Piaf and so many others.
I am looking forward to making wonderful music with the great Marco Bojorquez Trio. It’s going to be a fantastic time. I can’t wait to meet all the enthusiastic music fans of Central Florida!
Diana Smith, Board VP