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Glen Rock Pops Present Holiday Concert With International Beat

The Glen Rock Pops will perform a free holiday concert December 6.
The Glen Rock Pops will perform a free holiday concert December 6. Photo Credit: Glen Rock Pops

GLEN ROCK, N.J. -- The Glen Rock Pops will present a holiday concert on Sunday, Dec. 6, in the Glen Rock High School Auditorium.

The free 2 p.m. performance will be a musical tribute to holidays around the world.

The show will include selections from Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. Other works will have French, Bosnian, Latin and Japanese origins.

Dr. Seuss’ character, the Grinch, will also be on hand, acting as a tour guide and coming alive in music from the film "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Other traditional and contemporary seasonal selections will be featured in the show.

The Pops, an established regional orchestra, was founded in 1975 at Glen Rock Community School.

The musicians are from Bergen and Passaic counties.

Sean Ryan, the Pops’ musical director, is also a New Jersey native. He is a graduate of the College of New Jersey with a bachelor’s degree in music education.

Ryan, who has written symphonies and commissioned works for community orchestras and concert bands throughout New Jersey, is currently chairman of wind instruments studies at Music Notes Academy in East Brunswick.


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