DEAN KARAHALIS AND THE CONCERT POPS AND BENEFIT FOR ISLAND HARVEST
Mineola, New York – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops Orchestra will be performing in Nassau County’s “Holiday Spectacular” concert on Sunday, November 30th at the Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park. Guest Vocalists will include Deana Verone, Jim Sergi, as well as Floral Park Memorial High School Chorus, directed by Samantha Koch, and the Bethpage High School Choir, directed by Deborah Stehlik. Accompanying the concert will be an ice skating performance by Samantha Cesario, 2014 US Olympic Alternate, and young ice dancers sanctioned by the Skating Club of New York. The two-hour concert and ice show will begin at 4:00 p.m.
Admission will be free, but tickets are required. Free tickets are available at all Bethpage Federal Credit Union branches, as well as at the Administration Building at Eisenhower Park, the Aquatic Center, and at Twin Rinks. The concert is co-sponsored by Nassau County Parks, Twin Rinks, and Bethpage Federal Credit Union. There is no cost to taxpayers. All attendees are asked to bring non-perishable food items, which will be collected by Island Harvest.
Dean Karahalis and the Concert Pops are a professional Concert Band and Orchestra that performs music from popular Classics, Broadway, and beyond. The ensemble is made up of New York’s finest musicians, many of whom regularly perform with Broadway and The Metropolitan Opera. The Concert Pops have performed concerts throughout the east coast in their “Pops Under the Stars” series. Some highlights are performances with guest soloists, Marvin Hamlisch, the Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Broadway’s Tommy Tune, Betty Buckley, Enzo Stuarti, Joel Gray, and Metropolitan Opera great Robert Merrill. They have also performed at benefit concerts for the American Cancer Society, United Way, Astoria Federal Savings Bank, as well as performances at the United States Figure Skating Championships.
About Twin Rinks Ice Center
The Twin Rinks Ice Center at Eisenhower Park is Long Island’s premier ice skating facility and sports entertainment venue! The 165,000 square-foot, world-class facility consists of two indoor, NHL-sized skating rinks, as well as one outdoor rink that host both roller and deck hockey leagues throughout the summer. The facility incorporates many state of the art features, such as custom-made, seamless glass boards that offer an unparalleled viewing experience and one of only three rinks in the entire country with specially designed sled hockey player benches.
For further information about please contact the Nassau County Department of Parks, Recreation and Museums at: (516) 572-0200, or visit the website at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.