Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra
65 Member Symphony Orchestra in Sunrise, Florida

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February 8, 2015

Guest Artist - Lisanne Lyons

Lisanne Lyons

Lisanne Lyons' career began immediately following high school as the featured vocalist for the Air Force Bands. During her years in the service, she preformed and traveled worldwide with the "Norad Command Band", Travis AF "Band of the Golden Gate", and the U.S. Air Force Academy "Falconaires." She received her Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate degrees in Music from the University of Miami "Frost School of Music". As a student, she received two Down Beat "Dee Bee" awards for Best Jazz Vocalist and one for Best Jazz Arrangement. She was also invited to be a featured performer with Joel Grey on the NBC televised Orange Bowl half-time show, "You'll Get a Kick Out of Cole." Shortly after school, Cy Coleman selected her to replace Monica Mancini in the national touring company of his Tony award winning "City of Angels."

Dr. Lyons has performed with the Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson Big Bop Nouveau, Arturo Sandoval, Larry Elgart, University of Miami Concert Jazz Band, Roanoke Symphony, Palm Beach Pops, Grand Rapids Symphony, Southwest Pops Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Las Olas Studio Orchestra, South Florida Jazz Orchestra, Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra, Ars Flores Orchestra, Gen Krupa Orchestra, XL Big Band in Sweden, Harry James Orchestra, Artie Shaw Orchestra and various bands across the country.

She has performed with many of the world's top jazz artists such as Maria Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Mark Murphy, Four Freshmen, Mose Allison, Jon Hendricks, Don Braden, Paul Bollenbach, Ted Rosenthal, Ira Sullivan, Duffy Jackson, Jim Pugh, Harold Jones, Dave Berkman, Eliane Elias, Claudia Acuna, Bucky Pizzarelli, Gary Burton, Dennis DiBlasio, John Fedchock, Walter White, Kevin Mahagony, Brian Lynch, and many others.

Lisanne has recorded two solo CD's, Right as the Rain and Smile, with the John Toomey trio. Smile was met with critical praise including the Washington Post and Cadence magazine. She is in demand as a performer, adjudicator, arranger and conductor. Lisanne is currently the director and founder of the jazz vocal program at Florida International State University.


Join Us For The 27th Season
At Our New Home

"Sunrise Civic Center Theatre"

Sunrise Civic Center Theatre

The Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra is delighted to announce our relocation to the state of the art theater housed in the Sunrise Civic Center. Featuring brand new lighting technology and outstanding acoustics, this venue will greatly enhance the audience experience.

We thank the Sunrise City Commission and the Department of Leisure Services in assisting us with this transition. The new location offers easier parking, golf cart transportation from car to door, and modern facilities.

        2014 Music Scholarship Program

The Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra (SSPO) offers live, professional quality concerts of Classical, Broadway, Pops, Jazz and Contemporary music at affordable prices to raise cultural arts awareness and to engage, entertain, educate and enhance the lives of the City of Sunrise residents and the community at large. In so doing, the SSPO has created a performance based Scholarship for college students who will be pursuing a career in music. This is a $1000.00 scholarship (payable directly to the college / university) for the most qualified student based on a live audition of those students selected from the application process.

The winner of the 2013 scholarship will be announced and introduced at our first concert in October.

Click here for the Scholarship Application Form.

The City of Sunrise boasts its own 65-member orchestra - the "Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra." This independent cultural gem, founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1987, conducts its highly anticipated concert season from fall to spring each year.

For more than twenty-five years, the Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra has given music lovers the opportunity to experience an outstanding array of live musical performances. Our programs have and will continue to provide musical works that include classical, pops, Broadway and contemporary selections.

Each year we are fortunate to work with a variety of guest artists from Broadway and opera to pop and big bands.


The Sunrise Symphonic Pops Orchestra offers live, professional quality concerts of classical, Broadway, pops and contemporary music at affordable prices to engage, entertain, educate, and enhance the lives of the City of Sunrise residents and the community at large.

Concert Schedule 2014/2015




10/26/2014    2:00 - 4:00pm U of M Jazz Vocal Ensemble (Jazz)
12/21/2014 2:00 - 4:00pm
James Perkowski (Broadway & Pop)
02/08/2015 2:00 - 4:00pm
Lisanne Lyons (Jazz Vocalist)
03/15/2015 2:00 - 4:00pm Dana Paul (Jazz, Rock, Pop, and R&B)
04/26/2015 2:00 - 4:00pm New World School of Arts Opera Ens

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