Pasadena Pops’ Stirring Salute to Sir Elton

The Pasadena Pops recently joined forces with Grammy and Tony Award nominee Michael Cavanaugh in paying tribute to the music of Elton John, presenting a cavalcade of pop classics during a concert at the Los Angeles County Arboretum. A large audience was treated to renditions of “Crocodile Rock,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Bennie and the Jets” and numerous other tunes made famous by John. Cavanaugh channeled the English hit maker so stirringly that many of the fans got up and danced.
Anita Tsuji (front row, from left), Weta and Allen Mathies, and Otis Marston. Back: Susan Olsen, Sally Marston, Mireya Jones, Linda Chang and Larry Jones.
Bart Doll (front row, from left), Chantal Bennett, Don Monahan, and Beth and Rob Hansen. Back: Annette Ermshar, Stephen Bennett, Monte and Meghan Baier, and Michele Doll.
Day Eskue (front row, from left) and Julie DeRose. Back: Carrie and Tim Grochow with Kris and Dave Silversparre.
Carolien Fehmers (front row, from left), Cynthia Bennett, Ed de Beixedon and Meme Fehmers. Back: Jennifer Bedford, Doris Drabbee, and Zephyr, Michael, Derek and Grayson Fehmers.
Nancy Hornberger (front row, from left) with Kari and Bruce Fraser. Back: Nick and Amanda Stonnington, and J.D. Hornberger.
Vatche and Laurel Hagopian with Gus and Melissa Ruelas
Pasadena Pops CEO Lora Unger, Tom Girardi, Michael Cavanaugh, Mariann Nolan and Arin Scapa
Will Davis, Steve Shea, Anthony Guthmiller and Griffin White
Steve and Jill Portillo, Susan Napier, Michael Cavanaugh, Bonnie Vargas, and Martha and Daniel Valdez
Megan and Rick Foker (front). Back: Rosemary Ringwald, Chip Fairchild, Jolene Martinez, Ann and J.E. Moore, Lora Unger, Dawn Fanning Moore and David Moore.
Ulf Israelsson (front row, from left), Terrie and Michael Farrand, and Ken Stickney. Back: Tarnie Israelsson, Pam HillingsTegtmeyer, John Tegtmeyer, Freddi Hill and Karla Barron.
Eric and Lily Molander (front row, from left) and Jenina Garrett. Back: Emily and Kim Garrett, Rachel Molander and Don Garrett.