Hollywood Sings! with Michael Krajewski & Lori Zabka

Friday, May 31, 8 pm


Hollywood Sings!

Michael Krajewski, Conductor
Lori Zabka, Conductor

May 31, 8pm at the Gallo Center for the Arts

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Michael Krajewskiconductor

Known for his entertaining programs and clever humor, Michael Krajewski is a much sought after conductor of symphonic pops. He is Music Director of The Philly Pops and Principal Pops Conductor of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. He previously served as Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.

As a guest conductor Michael has performed with the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras; the Boston and Cincinnati Pops; the San Francisco, Baltimore, Detroit, Indianapolis, Seattle, Dallas, St. Louis, Pittsburgh and National Symphonies, and numerous other orchestras across the United States. In Canada he has led Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, and the Edmonton, Winnipeg and Kitchener-Waterloo Symphonies. Other international appearances include performances in Dublin and Belfast with the Ulster Orchestra as well as performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and Spain’s Bilbao Symphony Orchestra.

With degrees from Wayne State University in Detroit and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Michael furthered his training at the Pierre Monteux Domaine School for Conductors. Michael lives in Orlando, Florida with his wife Darcy. When not conducting he enjoys travel, photography and solving crossword puzzles.

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Lori Zabka, vocalist


Lori grew up in Houston, Texas and began singing at age 5. She nurtured her love for music by singing in church and school choirs, then moved to Nashville, Tennessee to attend Belmont University as a music major. While a student there, she not only landed her first recording contract, but secured a spot as a background vocalist for Gospel Music Artist, Michael W. Smith. She spent the next 4 years touring as part of Smith’s band, writing songs, and recording.

Additionally, as a session singer, Lori sang background vocals on numerous albums from Country, to Pop, to Gospel.

Later, Lori became a one half of the duo “Wilshire” and the band relocated from Nashville to Los Angeles. “Wilshire’s” unique sound quickly caught on, landing them a record deal with Columbia Records and Warner-Chappell Publishing. The duo wrote their hit single, “Special,” which climbed the Billboard Top 20 chart.

They toured with artists like “Train” and “Seal,” as well as performing live on Late Night, The Sharon Osbourne Show, Wayne Brady, and Pepsi Smash.

Today, Lori’s voice can be heard on national commercials for brands such as Mercedes-Benz and Claritin. She has most recently performed with symphonies in Houston, Philadelphia, Jacksonville, and Vancouver.

Hollywood Sings! with Michael Krajewski & Lori Zabka
Modesto Symphony Orchestra
Michael Krajewski, conductor
Lori Zabka, vocalist




Friday, May 31, 2019 at 8pm



Gallo Center for the Arts, Mary Stuart Rogers Theater
1000 I Street, Modesto, CA



Tickets $19 - $94 and are available through the Gallo Center for the Arts Ticket Office at (209) 338-2100 or ModestoSymphony.org

Ticket Office Hours: Monday through Friday 10:00am - 6:00pm; Saturdays 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm



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