Highlights for Pops in the Park
Enjoy this presentation of Pops in the Park in 2004 by the North Carolina Symphony. The location is Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary, North Carolina. “POPS” is a production of WRAL and UNC television. The musical theme for this performance is Irish.
WRAL Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel served as emcee. Greg enjoys playing the tuba in his spare time. WRAL Morning News anchor Bill Leslie and the music group Lorica perform celtic inspired music composed by Bill Leslie.
Pops in the Park concert was free to the public and aired on WRAL and WUNC on Labor Day weekend.
Camera operator Leesa Moore and Floor Manager Ivan Ingram at 1984 Pops concert. The annual affair at Meredith College drew an estimated 18,000 spectators that year.
The North Carolina Symphony presents “Pops in the Park” concert.
WRAL News anchor Bill Leslie explains the relationship between the station and the symphony. WRAL began broadcasting “Pops in the Park” LIVE in 1984. This 2006 presentation of Pops in the Park features NC Symphony resident conductor William Henry Curry and Assistant conductor Joan Landry. The venue was the Koka Booth Amphitheatre located in Cary, North Carolina. The concert aired on WRAL-TV and UNC-TV.
The NC Symphony kicks off their 1994 performance season at Meredith College with a LIVE free concert called “Pops in the Park.” WRAL News Anchor Charlie Gaddy serves as host of the telecast with Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann conducting the orchestra. The first few seconds of the telecast are not seen here.
1984 “Pops in the Pop” concert by the NC Symphony conducted by James Ogle on Labor Day weekend. LIVE simulcast on WRAL-TV and WRAL-FM.