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Topilow Pops 2021

Carl Topilow, conductor/clarinet
Alan Sonnanstine, conductor
Thomas Steigerwald, piano
Andrew Danforth, trombone
Allison Taylor, vocal
Nicholas Lindell, dance

On the Program

Traditional: Romanian Hora and Bulgar
Rossini: William Tell Overture
Márquez: Conga del Fuego
Korngold, arr. Brubaker: The Sea Hawk
Bizet: March of the Toreadores
Sondheim: Broadway Baby
Allison Taylor: While I’m Still Here
Queen: Bohemian Rhapsody
John Williams: Raiders March from Indiana Jones
John Williams: Imperial March from Star Wars
Addinsell: Warsaw Concerto
Errol Garner: Misty
Adele: Rolling in the Deep
ABBA: Mamma Mia/Dancing Queen/Waterloo
Ronan Hardiman, arr. Larry Moore: Lord of the Dance
John Williams: Finale from The Force Awakens


  • Romanian Hora and Bulgar
  • Carl Topilow, clarinet

Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

  • William Tell Overture

Arturo Márquez (b. 1950)

  • Conga del Fuego

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957), arr. Brubaker

  • The Sea Hawk

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

  • March of the Toreadors
  • Alan Sonnanstine, conductor

Stephen Sondheim (b. 1930)

  • Broadway Baby

Allison Taylor

  • While I’m Still Here
  • Allison Taylor, vocal


  • Bohemian Rhapsody

John Williams: 

  • Raiders March from Indiana Jones
  • Imperial March from Star Wars


Richard Addinsell (1904-1977)

  • Warsaw Concerto
  • Thomas Steigerwald, piano

Erroll Garner (1921-1977)

  • Misty
  • Andrew Danforth, trombone


  • Rolling in the Deep
  • Allison Taylor, vocal


  • Mamma Mia/Dancing Queen/Waterloo
  • Allison Taylor, vocal

Ronan Hardiman (b. 1961), arr. Larry Moore

  • Lord of the Dance
  • Nicholas Lindell, dance

John Williams (b. 1932)

  • Finale from The Force Awakens

Our annual “Topilow Pops” concert is one to which I look forward every year!  In addition to popular favorites, the program includes pianist Thomas Steigerwald in Richard Addisell’s dramatic Warsaw Concerto and principal cellist Kyle Anderson in Tchaikovsky’s charming Variations on a Rococo Theme.  Kyle’s father, Dave Anderson, is an NRO alumnus and principal bass with the Louisiana Philharmonic.  I will be ready with a clarinet solo, and other members of the orchestra will be featured as well.


  • Adults: $25 – $40
  • 17 & Under: $5
  • Season Pass: $200 – $300

Pictured: Carl Topilow
Photo Credit: Jenny Cvek


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