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Our 2024 Season
Artists + Staff

SCOTT COULTER (Artistic Director & Vocalist - Dancing Queens)

is one of New York's most honored vocalists having received five MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs), five Bistro Awards and two Nightlife Awards for Outstanding Vocalist. He's performed at most of NYC’s top rooms including Birdland, 54 Below, The Oak Room at the Algonquin, and Feinstein’s at The Regency where he spent a record-setting eight months performing the revue 11 O’Clock Numbers At 11 O’Clock which he also co-created, directed and musically arranged. His self-titled debut CD won the 2003 MAC Award for Outstanding Recording and was chosen as the best recording of the year by TheatreMania and Cabaret Scenes magazines. Scott was director and star of A Christmas Carol: The Symphonic Concert in its world premiere with the Baltimore Symphony and reprised his performance in the Emmy-nominated PBS production which premiered in December 2013. He is an Emmy nominee himself for his performance in American Song at NJPAC and a Grammy nominee as a featured vocalist on the album "Sondheim Unplugged: The NYC Sessions." Scott regularly performs in concert both as a solo artist and with a variety of legendary performers including Academy Award-winner Stephen Schwartz, Tony-winner Ben Vereen and Grammy-winner Sheena Easton and has performed with symphonies all over the world including San Francisco, Baltimore, Seattle, Pittsburgh, San Diego, Phoenix, Detroit, Winnipeg, St. Louis and Calgary. Schwartz has said, “One of the greatest things that can happen to a composer is to have his music interpreted by Scott Coulter.”


Scott is creator, arranger and director of several touring shows (symphonic and non-) including Music Of The Knights, The Wonderful Music Of Oz, Blockbuster Broadway!, and, for The ASCAP Foundation, Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert. As a director his credits include many shows for The Town Hall in NYC and Broadway By The Way for The Berkshire Theatre Festival and Broadway by the Bay. Along with Michael Kerker and ASCAP, he's a regular producer/director of Michael Feinstein's Standard Time at Carnegie Hall. Scott recently wrote the book for the new musical Got To Be There which celebrates the life and music of songwriter Elliot Willensky. Scott, along with Dave Gaebler, is a co-producer of the Jessica Hendy/Brianna Barnes musical Walking WIth Bubbles which received a 2023 Drama Desk Award nomination and won an Off-Broadway Alliance Award. The show's cast album is produced by Coulter and Vibecke Dahle Dellapolla. Coulter and Gaebler are also on the producing teams of the Broadway musicals "Water for Elephants" and "Suffs" (Tony Award-winner for Best Book of a Musical and Best Score).

Scott is founder/owner of Spot-On Entertainment and Spot-On Arts Academy and is a resident director of programming at 54 Below (Broadway’s Supper Club) in NYC.  He is the artistic director of the Pocono Mountains Music Festival and founder of the Pocono Pops!  Scott is a proud graduate of the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music which honored him with the CCM Young Alumni Award in 2010 and CCM's Distinguished Service Award in 2020.

 

CAROLE J. BUFFORD (Featured Entertainer - 2020's Speakeasy Fundraiser)

is one of the most sought-after performers on the American vintage pop and cabaret scene. Her shows, including “speak easy.” (featuring the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks), “Come Together,” and “You Don’t Own Me,” earned her rave reviews from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Times (UK). She currently tours with her solo shows as well as with symphonies all over the country. Carole is also the recipient of BroadwayWorld’s Vocalist of the Year and the recent Gold Medal winner of the American Traditions Vocal Competition.Recently, Carole performed with Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook series at Jazz @ Lincoln Center. She has been spotlighted in numerous Broadway By The Year concerts, both at The Town Hall and in California. Carole starred in Scott Siegel’s 11 O’Clock Numbers at 11 O’Clock at Feinstein’s at The Loew’s Regency along with Christina Bianco and Scott Coulter, which ran every Thursday and enjoyed an eight-month run, one of the longest in Feinstein’s history.Carole originally hails from Lincolnton, GA where she grew up on healthy doses of Liza Minnelli, Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Dinah Washington, & Bessie Smith. She attended Ithaca College where she majored in Musical Theater. She is a firm believer in honoring, celebrating, & teaching the Great American Songbook, both material written yesterday and today.

 

LIZ CALLAWAY (Performer - LIZ CALLAWAY Broadway & Beyond)

Tony Award nominee, Emmy winner and newly-minted Grammy nominee Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. She went on to star in Baby, Miss Saigon, The Look of Love, The Three Musketeers, and for 5 years appeared as Grizabella in Cats. Off-Broadway appearances include The Spitfire Grill (Drama Desk nomination), Marry Me a Little and Brownstone. Regional and international credits include the one-person play “Every Brilliant Thing”, Dot in Sunday in the Park with George, Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard, and the European premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

Liz sang the Academy Award-nominated song “Journey to the Past” in the animated feature Anastasia. Other film work includes Jasmine in the two Aladdin sequels, The Swan Princess, and The Rewrite with Hugh Grant. 

Her extensive concert and symphony career has included appearances in London, Paris, Vietnam, Australia, China, and nearly every major city in the U.S. She performs regularly with her sister Ann Hampton Callaway, as well as composer Stephen Schwartz, and has had the pleasure of singing with Jimmy Webb, Paul Williams, and the legendary Johnny Mathis. 

The Grammy-nominated To Steve With Love: Liz Callaway Celebrates Sondheim marks her eighth solo recording. www.lizcallaway.com @LizGoesOn.
 

SUSIE MOSHER (Host & Performer - The LineUp!)

has been performing professionally since she was sixteen in the west coast premiere of Godspell at The Old Globe Theatre. Night clubs, theater, television and movies have been along her checkered path, including films Lost Souls, View from theTop, It’s Pat, The Wedding Planner and Bear City 2. She has been seen on television in Beverly Hills 90210, Snoops, Veronica’s Closet, The L Word, and Nurse Jackie.  Susie finally obtained her childhood dream of being on Broadway when she was cast in Hairspray and played Prudy Pingleton for the last two years of its amazing six-year run.  Susie's show The LineUp! continues to dazzle and delight fans at the historic Birdland in New York City.

 

JOHN BOSWELL (Resident Music Director, Pianist & PACE Instructor)

has served as musical director for Judy Collins, Andy Williams, Bob Newhart, Scott Coulter, Maude Maggart, Faith Prince, Carmen Cusack, Babbie Green, Jason Graae and a host of other fine talents. John played the role of “Moose” in the national tour of Crazy For You and has appeared on The Tonight Show, Today Show, CBS This Morning, Regis And Kathie Lee, General Hospital and was the piano playing hands of Nancy McKeon on the sit-com The Facts Of Life.  Recent concerts with symphonies have included Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, Blockbuster Broadway!, Sheena Easton and Scott Coulter: The Spy Who Loved Me and Music Of The Knights. John has been heard singing in the shows Three Men And A Baby...Grand, Cinema Toast, Broadway Today, Wiseguys and the New York cult hit Cashino.  Broadway/Off Broadway credits include Crazy For You, The Secret Garden, LIZA! Steppin' Out At Radio City Music Hall,Back To Bacharach And David and The Kathy And Mo Show: Parallel Lives. His monthly concerts in 2017 at The Gardenia in Los Angeles have been crowd pleasers. John has eight CDs of original piano music and a ninth on the way. While a student at UCLA, John received the Frank Sinatra Award for popular instrumentalists.

 

PHILLIP K. BULLOCK (Baritone - Tea & Symphony)

has been praised by Opera News for his “appealingly suave baritone” and featured in operas, recitals and concerts throughout the United States and Europe.  Phillip’s recent engagements include his appearance as Zodzetrick in Damien Sneed’s reimagining of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha with Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, and the roles of Cato and Watchman in Gregory Spears and Tracy K. Smith’s new critically acclaimed opera, Castor and Patience, voted the Best New Opera of 2022 by The New York Times.   Additionally, he appeared in Scott Davenport-Richards genre bending opera Blind Injustice, Diane White-Clayton’s commissioned work Many Mansions with Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Dave Brubeck’s Gates of Justice with the Brubeck Trio and University of California Los Angeles orchestras, as well as creating and recording the role of the God of Love in Long Beach Opera’s premiere of Pulitzer nominee Kate Soper’s opera The Romance of the Rose. For more information visit www.PhillipBullock.com

 

VIBECKE DAHLE DELLAPOLLA (PACE Instructor, Dance)

is an educator, choreographer, producer and photographer. She has performed in musicals including Evita (European Tour), White Christmas (First US tour), Brigadoon, Beauty and the Beast, George M, Grease, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Camelot and Crazy For You.

Her extensive background in dance and theater has given her exciting opportunities in Europe and USA. She choreographed an all children musical On Your Feet performed in Prague, Czech. She has taught master classes and jazz dance at colleges, musical theater schools and dance studios and choreographed multiple musicals. She choreographed Broadway Rising Stars concerts at Town Hall in NYC for 10 years. She is currently working on choreography for a new musical in development.

Vibecke is a Tony Nominated Producer of Suffs currently running on Broadway. She Co-Produced A Christmas Carol on Broadway and the award winning new musical Walking With Bubbles Off- Broadway. Vibecke is also Associate Producer on Here You Come Again, a new musical filled with Dolly Parton’s hits currently touring in the UK. She is Co-Producer of the world’s first Theremin Audio Musical Falling In Love With Mr. Dellamort available wherever you listen to podcasts.  Additionally, she is Executive Producer on the feature length documentary film Uprooted, the journey of Jazz Dance currently screening on MAX. She has a Bachelor in Dance with Pedagogy from the Norwegian College of Dance and a Bachelor in Coaching from The University of Sports in Norway. She is certified to teach the Jazz technique of legendary Jazz dance master Matt Mattox. www.Vibeckedahledellapolla.com

JOHANNA GELBS (PACE Coordinator)

is so ecstatic to be back at Pocono Mountains Music Festival with some of her absolute favorite people for another summer! She is a recent graduate of Bloomsburg University where she majored in Theatre Arts. She is a part of Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble’s Improv Troupe, has experience in both directing and stage management and some of her favorite credits include Gooch in Mame (Broadway World Best Supporting Actor) Sarah Bernhardt in A Divine Kerfuffle, (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Nomination) and Sage in The Astronots (Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Nomination) All her love to this fabulous crew who does so much good on and off the stage.

 

ALEX GETLIN (Performer - Dancing Queens)

is a New York-based singer and actress whose voice can "melt stone" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times). Most recently she made her Carnegie Hall debut with Michael Feinstein in Hooray for Hollywood, as part of his Standard Time series. A native New Yorker, she has spent the last year performing around the country in concert tributes to Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber with Spot-On Entertainment. She has appeared Off-Broadway in the company of Anything Can Happen in the Theatre – The Songs of Maury Yeston, after being hand-picked by Yeston to interpret his music. In June 2017, Getlin made her symphonic debut with the Pasadena Pops under the baton of Michael Feinstein in Broadway: The Golden Age where she starred alongside Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey.

In 2016, after graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in theater, Getlin was a featured soloist in Broadway Rising Stars at Town Hall. She made her professional singing debut at 17, in a solo cabaret show at The Regency Hotel in New York, presented by Mr. Feinstein.  The New York Times called her “a confident, engaging young singer with a big voice,” and Broadway World hailed her as “a new and rare talent on the entertainment scene.” 

She will be seen this summer as Fiona in Shrek, the Musical, at the Berkshire Theatre Group’s Colonial Theatre, where she previously appeared in the company’s production of The Music Man. Television credits include CBS’ Shades of Blue and Netflix’s The Break with Michele Wolf.

 

DAN GETTLER (General Manager - Website + Social Media, Performer - The Line Up)

is a director, producer, educator and events specialist who is thrilled to be back in the Poconos for his 6th season at the Festival with Scott and the team! Dan currently serves as the head of event operations for JAZZ HOUSE KiDS where he curates and produces large scale music events and fundraisers across the country to benefit the organization with some of the leading names in Jazz, most recently Sting! In this position he serves as the Event Director for the Montclair Jazz Festival, the largest free jazz festival in the north-east. Dan has served as the Executive Associate Producer of the New York Musical Festival and has directed and produced musicals and concerts across the country. 

 

Dan works for Spot-On Entertainment, PMMF Artistic Director Scott Coulter’s concert production company and has worked for Alchemation, Tony Award winning producer, Kevin McCollum’s production office. Dan also served as the Executive Producing Director of Forbidden Theater Company which he Co-Founded in 2017. Since 2020, Dan has worked with his partner Ciarán McGoldrick (Food Network, Chopped Champion), operating Glenmere Farm, curating farm-to-table events and pop-up dinners throughout New York's Hudson Valley. Dan holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).

 

GERMAINE A. GOODSON (PACE Instructor, Tap Dance)

The highlight of Germaine's career thus far, has been, performing with her dance partner, Deborah Mitchell. She has worked with Henry LeTang, who created the tap act for the film, The Cotton Club, and created the name for three women tap dancers: The Rhythm Queens. The Queens have performed in the off-Broadway production of Back In the Big Time, which featured the legendary great, Harold Nicholas. The Rhythm Queens were featured in the premier production of Black and Blue in Paris and in the Broadway production. The Rhythm Queens are now a duo act with Germaine and Deborah Mitchell, who will celebrate 39 years of dedication to the art of tap dance in September 2023. They continue to represent the spirit and compassion for the tap dancers that have paved the way for them to do what they love! Both Germaine and Deborah want to share their wisdom and expertise with everyone. The highlight of their duo career has been opening for the legendary great band leader, /singer, Cab Calloway. The Rhythm Queens have traveled the world with Calloway's Hi-Di-Ho Orchestra and were taught what makes a great performing artist by the best! Germaine's more recent performance was in the film: The Journey of Jazz Dance, an amazing documentary that is on HBO Max. Germaine continues to teach tap classes in NYC at Steps On Broadway, where she has been on the faculty for the past 21 years. For the past two years, she has been a faculty member for the Step Youth Program

 

 

DAVID GAEBLER (Co-General Manager)

is thrilled to be back on board as Co-General Manager of the Festival. Dave is currently company manager and finance director for Spot-On Entertainment, which takes him to performing arts centers and symphony halls across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Prior to working in the performing arts, Dave was involved in the visual arts as owner/founder of the NYC-based landscape design firm A Bloom with a View. He's happy to be spending time in the Poconos once again!

 

DR. EDWARD W. HARDY (Violin - Tea & Symphony)

has been praised by The New York Times for composing “omnipresent music” and playing “the violin superbly”. A critically acclaimed Black and Puerto Rican composer, music director, virtuoso violinist and violist, he is recognized as one of the foremost exponents of solo violin repertoire for theatrical productions.  Dr. Hardy served as the composer, music director and violinist of the sensational Off-Broadway show The Woodsman, earning the 2016 Obie Award, 2014 Jim Henson Foundation Grant, and was broadcast on PBS stations four separate times. While remaining dedicated to arts education and creative entrepreneurship, Dr. Hardy is the founder of the Omnipresent Music Festival, and the co-founder/ past senior director of operations of the Northern Colorado Center for Arts Entrepreneurship, and the previous digital marketing director and artistic advisor of the Beethoven in the Rockies Concert Series. Over the past decade, Dr. Hardy held violin teaching/ performing residencies and, as a visiting artist, gave masterclasses and lectures at numerous music programs and universities spanning New York City to Los Angeles, California. In May 2024, Hardy earned a Doctor of Arts degree in violin performance from the University of Northern Colorado. He remains an active and dedicated performing artist throughout the United States with venues including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, and many others. Currently, Hardy's discography contains 8 singles, 1 album, and his list of original compositions include works for solo violin, voice, harp, piano, string quartet, string trio, string duo, Latin ensemble, and soundtracks for film and stage. Dr. Hardy has research in non-traditional string techniques and beyond his history of premiering contemporary works, his dissertation, "A Compendium of Three Musical Works Inspired by the African American Experience: Recordings, Commentary, and Pedagogical Observations," and his children’s coloring book, “Color the Legacy: A Coloring Book of African American Cultural Pioneers” was published this summer. www.edwardwhardy.com.

 

JESSICA HENDY (Vocalist - Dancing Queens & PACE Instructor)

is widely recognized as one of Broadway’s best belters. She played the role of Grizabella in Cats in both the original Broadway run and the 2016 revival cast, becoming the only person in history to have appeared in both Broadway incarnations of that smash hit musical. Other Broadway credits include Aida (Amneris), and Amour.  She has toured Nationally and in Canada in Cats (Grizabella) and Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Narrator). She is a Drama Desk Award nominee and winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for her one-woman musical Walking With Bubbles which had its world premiere in New York City earlier this year. She received rave reviews for her one-woman cabaret, "A Life To Call Your Own," and a Bistro Award for the revue "Get Your Tickets Now."  NYC Pre-Broadway workshops include Dance Of The Vampires, Aida, and The Molly Maguires. She played Diana Goodman in the regional premier of the Pulitzer Prize winning musical Next To Normal, at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati.  She has had the pleasure to work at many theatres around the country including Pittsburgh CLO and North Shore Music Theatre in Miss Saigon (Ellen), and Helen Hayes Perf Arts Center in Songs For A New World with Jason Robert Brown.  Ms. Hendy's performance as 'Jeanne' in The Great American Trailer Park Musical at The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati earned her an ACCLAIM Award for Best Actress.  She regularly appears with symphonic orchestras around the world in a variety of concerts including "Music of the Knights, “Rock 'N Radio" and "Blockbuster Broadway!" Ms. Hendy is a proud graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

 

TAMIKA LAWRENCE (Performer - Dancing Queens) 

Hailing from the Mount Hope neighborhood of the Bronx, two-time Grammy Award-winner Tamika Lawrence began her musical career on Broadway almost 10 years ago and has starred in The Wiz Live! on NBC, Book of Mormon, Come From Away, Rent, Caroline, or Change (2022 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical) and the world premiere of Black No More (2022 Lucille Lortel nomination for Outstanding Lead Performer in a Musical). She most recently starred in Broadway's The Heart of Rock and Roll (2024 Best Featured Performance in a Musical/BroadwayWorld). Tamika regularly lends her Alt-Rock vocals to movie soundtracks and has sung background vocals for artists including Hugh Jackman and Idina Menzel. A cross between Jack White and Bette Davis, Tamika writes her own music and in 2014 released the Album "Ugly" with her the band Tamika & The Slay to critical acclaim. Tamika won a Grammy for her work on the Dear Evan Hansen cast album and won her second Grammy for her work on The Greatest Showman. Her critically acclaimed debut solo EP "Two Faced" was released in 2020.

 

ROBERT MACK (Tenor - Tea & Symphony)

 

has received glorious reviews for his powerful but sweet lyric tenor voice. He recently performed with The Metropolitan Opera (The Life and Times of Malcolm X), Greensboro Opera (Kasper), Cascadia Chamber Opera (Don Ottavio), and the title role of Emmett Till in New York City and Sportin’Life in Porgy and Bess with Greensboro Opera.

He has appeared at Seattle Opera, Metropolitan Opera House, Houston Grand Opera, Opera Company of Philadelphia, Opera Carolina, Nashville Opera, Grand Rapids Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Toledo Opera, New York City Opera, Toledo Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Traverse City Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Margaret Island Open-Air Theatre in Budapest, The Paris Bastille, Teatro Real in Spain, The Royal Danish Opera, Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, Opéra Français de New York, Irish Repertory Theatre in NYC.

He performed tenor solos with The Collegiate Chorale and The Alvin Ailey American Dance

Company in Revelations, Three Mo’ Tenors, The American Spiritual Ensemble and performed in

Spoleto Festival’s premiere of Amistad where the critics made mention of his very solid

performance. He also performed in both the national and international tours of Smokey Joe’s Café.

He can be heard on DECCA records, Paragon records, and KSW Music.  He also serves as General/Artistic Director of Opera Noire International.

 

KELLI RABKE (PACE Instructor - Voice)

was handpicked by Andrew Lloyd Webber to make her Broadway debut as the Narrator in the revival of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, followed by Eponine in the Broadway company of Les Misérables. She has performed in regional theatres throughout the country, most notably as Yonah in the American Premiere of Stephen Schwartz’s Children of Eden at the Paper Mill Playhouse, the theatre where she had also gotten her “big break” as Dorothy in their landmark production of The Wizard of Oz.


After leaving the bright lights of the stage to start a family, Kelli is now a staple in the NYC cabaret world. Her first solo show debuted to a sold-out crowd at Feinstein’s/54 Below and since then, she’s been featured in everything from Sondheim to Streisand to Bernstein, in addition to creating her own shows.


She performs regularly with symphony orchestras stretching from Calgary to Mazatlan and all across the country in Blockbuster Broadway, Music of the Knights, and The Wonderful Music of Oz. Recent highlights also include debuting an original song written by David Friedman and Kathie Lee Gifford on The Today Show and recording the Emmy nominated PBS American Songbook segment Stephen Schwartz and Friends, featuring the composer himself at the piano and Kelli singing one of his signature songs from Wicked, “The Wizard and I”. Her most recent solo show, Tiny Giants – Petite Powerhouses from Garland to Gaga opened at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in the spring of 2021 and has been garnering raves all year long—including its NYC premiere at The Green Room 42 on October 8.

 

DALE RIELING (Conductor - The Pocono Pops!)

Broadway:  The Phantom of the Opera, Sunset Boulevard. Les Misérables (Musical Supervisor/Director, 1997-2003), Miss Saigon (Musical Director), Mary Poppins (Associate Conductor). National tour: The Phantom of the Opera (Music Director), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Musical Director), supervised/conducted the National and International tours of Les Misérables. He conducted the Kansas City Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, Boublil and Schönberg’s Do You Hear The People Sing with the Colorado Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and in Mazatlan, Mexico. Master’s degree in conducting from Northwestern University, where he met his wife, Victoria Bussert.

 

BRANDI INEZ SUTTON (Soprano - Tea & Symphony)

Hailed by Opera News for her “sumptuous, mid-weight soprano,” and The New York Times for her “warm, ample voice,” “ravishing performance” and “distinctive earthy coloring,” Ms. Brandie Inez Sutton, born with her unique sound, and having grown up around the musical institution, Oakwood University, she was destined fora musical career. She has appeared in concert halls and on opera stages around the world. Her love for the art of performing, together with her persistence and tenacity, have afforded her many opportunities to portray some of the most endearing soprano roles. Most recently, Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata with Virginia Opera, Zerbinetta in Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with Lakes Area Music Festival, La Fèe in Massenet’s Cendrillon at The Metropolitan Opera, and Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto with New York City Opera. Some notable house debuts for Ms. Sutton also include Seattle Opera, Spoleto Music Festival, Detroit Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Semperoper Dresden, Palacio deBellas Artes, Opera Maine, Teatro Petruzzelli, and many more. Concert appearances include Richmond Symphony Orchestra, South Florida Symphony Orchestra, Royal Danish Symphony Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, Radio Orpheus Symphony Orchestrain Moscow, and the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. As a versatile vocalist, Ms. Sutton has appeared as a guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. She has appeared several times at Carnegie Hall with artists from Cyrus Chestnut to the Cecilia Chorus of New York. This summer she took part in a historical journey as she premiered the title role in Damien Sneed and Karen Chilton’s reimagining of Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha commissioned by Opera Theatre of St. Louis. Next season she will again return to The Metropolitan Opera. Ms. Sutton’s fervent interest in social justice has also engaged her outside of the opera house. More than once has she participated in events for EJI (Equal Justice Initiative), chosen personally by its founder Bryan Stevenson to share her gift. She has also been immortalized as a hologram in the organization’s Legacy Museum: From Slavery to Mass Incarceration located in Montgomery, AL; appearing in concert with Andra Day, Bebe Winans and John Legend for its opening ceremonies.

 

KYLE P. WALKER (Pianist - Tea & Symphony)

is a renowned pianist known for his passionate dedication for using music as a tool for addressing societal concerns, stands at the forefront of a musical movement. His career has garnered critical acclaim, with notable performances featured on prestigious media outlets like NPR, WQXR, and PBS. He has graced renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center, The Apollo Theater, and international stages from Australia's Tantaloona Cave to the Adelaide Town Hall. In a pivotal moment, Walker's 2023 solo performance marked the debut of classical piano music at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, TX, making waves in the industry. He is also the pianist of Dara + Kyle, a groundbreaking piano/cello duo recognized with the 2021 Chamber Music America "Ensemble Forward" career grant, devoted to championing underrepresented composers. Kyle is an integral part of The Harlem Chamber Players, bringing classical music to diverse communities, and a founding member of The Dream Unfinished, an activist orchestra supporting NYC-based civil rights organizations. As an instructor, Walker shares his expertise as a member of piano artist faculty at New York University, the Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Music Center, and The Artist Program at Suzuki on the Island. He engages students and community members in discussions about arts activism and curriculum diversity, reflecting the communities they serve. With a strong commitment to fostering musical talent, Kyle Walker's impact extends far beyond the concert stage, and his unique fusion of J.S. Bach's compositions with those of neglected composers resonate deeply with issues of oppression and inequality. To discover more about his musical journey, visit www.kylewalkerpiano.com.

CAMPBELL WALKER FIELDS (Performer - The Line UP! & PACE Instructor)

Campbell Walker Fields is versatile singer and keyboardist with equal comfort on concert, musical theatre and arena stages. His professional career began when cast at the age of nine as Artful Dodger in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma’s 2011 production of Oliver! and in the week world-premiere Dallas Theatre Center production of the musical FLY. In the summer of 2016, he was seen competing on Season 11 of NBC’s America’s Got Talent, making it to the middle judge cuts round, and he recently returned from GRAMMY Camp Nashville, a music industry program for high school students interested in the music business. He has performed as soloist with symphony orchestras including Abilene Philharmonic, The Signature Symphony and the OKC Philharmonic. Commercial work includes the feature film Home Run and TV and print commercials for SandRidge Energy. Since 2018 Campbell has been part of the all-star faculty for the Pocono Mountains Performing Arts Camp where he both teaches and shares the stage with a rotating cast of Broadway luminaries. Campbell is a graduate of Classen School for Advanced Studies in Oklahoma City, and he is a National Anthem favorite with Thunder audiences.

POCONO POPS! SYMOHONY ORCHESTRA

Conductor - Maestro Dale Reiling

Violin I - Shannon Lee    (Concert Master) 

​Orchestra Contractor - Mark O'Kain


Violin I - Gabriela Rengel-Rohdin

Violin I - Gared Crawford 

       
Violin II - Greg Teperman 
Violin II- Chris Souza
Violin II- Nia Esposito  


Viola - Steve Heitlinger

Viola - Greg Williams

Cello - Pat Daniels

Cello - Mark Kosmala

Bass - Kevin MacConnell

Guitar - Allan Slutsky    

Flute - Matt Angelo

Oboe - Evan Ocheret

Clarinet / Sax - Howard Isaacson

Bassoon - Robin Plant

 

Horn I - Karen Schubert

Horn II - Anne Nye

 

Trumpet I - Kurt Marcum

Trumpet II - Tim Schadt

Trumpet III - William Tonnies

 

Trombone - Brian Troiano

Bass Trombone - Barry McCommon

 

Piano - John Boswell

Drums - Jon Berger

Percussion - Mark O’Kain

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