Pops Shows

MATT CATINGUB'S SHOWS FOR ORCHESTRA POPS (Updated June 10, 2018)

POPULAR PROGRAMS:

DANCING THROUGH THE DECADES
Matt’s most popular show, spanning over 70 years of popular music from the big band era right through to today, appealing to ALL age groups. This is a fun, exciting, high energy show that works even better with a dance floor!

JAZZ THAT ROCKS: THE MUSIC OF STEELY DAN, CHICAGO & BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
Cool sophisticated pop hits that combined interesting jazz influenced melodies and chords, married to lyrics with a dry sense of humor.  Here are some of the best songs from these THREE great bands arranged by Matt for full orchestra.

LAS VEGAS AND THE RAT PACK
Matt’s hometown of Las Vegas was an oasis of cool, back when Frank, Sammy, and Dean were playing the strip every night! Even Matt’s mother, jazz singer Mavis Rivers, was part of the fun back in the day! This show captures the magic of that era by honoring the music and lyrics of the time. What happened in Vegas, will happen on your stage!

LATIN POP REVOLUTION
The Latin influence on Rock, Pop and Jazz music is undeniable. This show focuses on the music and artists that have defined the genre. Music from artists such as Antonio Carlos Jobim, Carlos Santana, Sergio Mendes, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, and much more. 

THE SONGS OF SUMMER
Celebrate summer anytime of the year with a program that features the best songs about everybody’s favorite time of the year. Feel the warmth, relive the “Summer Of Love”, and enjoy music from the Beach Boys, The Beatles, Seals & Crofts, and more. 

70's/80's CONCERT PARTY
The biggest and best hits from the 70's & 80's arranged so the orchestra does not take a back seat. This program will have them dancing in the aisles (or dance floor). Memories of “big hair” & "bell-bottoms” will return, along with 20 years worth of contemporary popular music.

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***Just Announced for the 2018-2019 Season***

“ROYALTY FREE” POPS SHOWS

Introducing brand new royalty-free, and license-free, Pops shows. These programs are all created, arranged, orchestrated, conducted, and performed, by Grammy Award Winning Pops Conductor Matt Catingub and company, for today’s new and “up-to-date” symphony pops orchestra seasons and beyond! Contemporary interpretations of important classical music, vital songs and melodies culled from our musical heritage, as well as exciting new original orchestrations and compositions. Music that’s been re-energized with new life for the 21st century Pops Orchestra. 
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CLASSICALLY JAZZED (Version 1)
The Greatest Classical Melodies Of All-Time reimagined, and all newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub 

1st Half
Tokada (based on Toccata and Fugue in D Minor) 
Air on G String
Polovtsian Dance
Come Back To Sorrento
Pavanne/The Lamp Is Low
Satie-Debussy - Gymnop_ie No. 1 
Una Furtiva Lagrima (A Secret Tear)
Mambo #2001/Also Sprach Zarathustra 

2nd Half
A Fifth And A Half Of Beethoven
Reverie
Clair De Lune
Carmen Medley (Toreador Song/Habanera/Madrid)
Prelude To The Afternoon of a Faun 
Nessun Dorma
Firebird Funk 
Sabre Dance
Joy Medley (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring/Ode To Joy)
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CLASSICALLY JAZZED (Version 2)
The Greatest Classical Melodies Of All-Time reimagined, and all newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub. Program also includes Matt’s original work: Three Shades Of Blue, Concerto For Violin Jazz Trio And Orchestra, recently premiered by Maestro Thom Wilkins and the Omaha Symphony. 

1st Half
Tokada (based on Toccata and Fugue in D Minor) 
Polovtsian Dance
Una Furtiva Lagrima (A Secret Tear)
Three Shades Of Blue, concerto for violin jazz trio and orchestra 
    1. Sea Of Blue
    2. Just Blue
    3. Sky Of Blue

2nd Half
A Fifth And A Half Of Beethoven
Clair De Lune
Firebird Funk 
Carmen Medley (Toreador Song/Habanera/Madrid)
Air on G String 
Prelude To The Afternoon of a Faun 
Mambo #2001/Also Sprach Zarathustra 
Joy Medley (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring/Ode To Joy) 
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GERSHWIN ROOTS - A SYMPHONIC REMIX
Celebrating some of the greatest music by America’s great composer fully reimagined and all newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub 
(Available 1/1/2020) 

1st Half
Rialto Ripples 
Oh Lady, Be Good 
Swanee 
Little Jazz Bird 
I Won't Say I Will But I Won't Say I Won’t 
Something About Love 
So Am I (from Lady Be Good)
A Rhapsody In Blue Rhapsody 

2nd Half
Somebody Loves Me 
The Half Of It, Dearie, Blues 
Come to the moon 
Do It Again 
I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise 
Nashville Nightingale 
Fascinating Rhythm 
The Man I Love 

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JAZZ ROOTS - A SYMPHONIC REMIX
Reimagined arrangements of some of the greatest early jazz compositions and songs of the early 20th century, all newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub

1st Half
A Tisket A Tasket
Beale Street Blues
Dippermouth Blues
King Porter Stomp
I Cried For You
Way Down Yonder in New Orleans
Bugle Call Rag
Joe Turner Blues
Bopularity

2nd Half
The Entertainer
Take The “H” Train
Whispering
Back Home Again In Indiana Do It Again
Chicago
St. Louis Blues
Avalon
After You’re Gone

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LATIN POP CELEBRATION
A Journey through the world of popular latin music and it’s roots. Audience is encouraged to participate in multiple ways, a fun evening of familiar songs, and modernized melodies. All newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub 

1st Half
Tico Tico
Peg O My Heart (Cha Cha) 
Santana-esque
El Condor Pasa  
A Spanish Romance (for Guitar) 
Tango Medley - La Cumparsita/Jalousie 
Carmen Medley (Toreador Song/Habanera/Madrid) 
La Cucaracha/Mexican Hat Dance 

2nd Half
El Choclo Two-Five I'm Always Chasing Rainbows Estrellita
Guantanamera 
The Peanut Vendor 
Mambo #2001 (Also Sprach Zarathustra) 
Avalon 
La Bamba

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ROCK AND ROLL ROOTS
Combining some of the greatest musical influences and songs from the early days of Rock & Roll along with unique adaptations of familiar melodies and riffs into one exciting concert the will have them dancing in the aisles! 

1st Half
Twisting ’N' Shouting (Original) 
Statesboro Blues (Allman Brothers) 
My Man Rocks Me (with One Steady Roll)  
Early Beatles Medley: Ain’t She Sweet, The Sheik Of Araby, My Bonnie 
Swing Low Sweet Chariot (Eric Clapton) 
Aura Lee (Love Me Tender)(Elvis Presley) 
Joy Medley (Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring/Ode To Joy) 
La Bamba (Ritchie Valens) 

2nd Half
Old Time R&R (Original) 
See See Rider (The Animals) 
Santana-Esque (Original) 
House Of The Rising Sun (Toto, The Animals)
Plaisir D’Amour (Can’t Help Falling In Love)(Elvis Presley) 
Johnny Go Go Go (Original) 
Millenium Swing (Also Sprach Zarathustra) 
America The Beautiful 
A Fifth And A Half Of Beethoven

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SMOOTH SYMPHONIC JAZZ
Combining the orchestra with the styles of Modern Smooth Jazz, this show features your orchestra in a very contemporary, yet musical way. Matt’s orchestrations weave modern instruments and styles with the traditional symphony resulting in a musical show that both showcases the orchestra, and also offers an exciting concert of musical thrills for the audience. Selections include orchestrated versions of unique tracks from Matt’s upcoming CD. 

1st Half
A Tune To Tune To 
The Devil In Mrs. C 
Honest I Do (Confessin) 
You’ve Already Captured My Heart 
Swingin Waikiki 
A Spanish Romance (for Guitar) 
People Walkin Round  
Worlds Collide 

2nd Half
Tropical Smoothie 
Working For Peanuts  
The Journey 
Voltar Pro Rio 
Pop's Oasis 
You Make Me Smile 
Millenium Swing (Also Sprach Zarathustra)

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THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK CLASSICS
The songs that started it all by some of the greatest composers of all time, including The Gershwins, Irving Berlin, and so much more, all newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub 

1st Half
Chicago
Toot, Toot, Tootsie 
Some of These Days
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
Who's Sorry Now?
Swingin' Down the Lane 
Once in a while 
When My Sugar Walks Down the Street
Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home

2nd Half
It Had To Be You
Stars and Stripes Forever
Take Me Out To The Ball Game
I’m A Yankee Doodle Dandy
Do It Again
Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody
I Ain't Got Nobody
After You've Gone
America The Beautiful

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UNWRAPPED PRESENTS! - A HOLIDAY CONCERT
Celebrate the holidays with an evening of the most revered and popular songs and melodies of the Holiday Season, all newly arranged for the contemporary Pops Orchestra by Matt Catingub 

1st Half
Deck The Halls 
Twelve Days of Christmas 
I Saw Three Ships
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Silent Night 
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Jingle Bells
Panis Angelicus 
Joy To The World

2nd Half
Angels We Have Heard On High 
Up on the Housetop
O Tannenbaum
Patapan 
What Child Is This?
God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman 
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
A Christmas Celebration Singalong
Mele Kalikimaka

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OTHER POPULAR PROGRAMS (info available upon request)

A NIGHT IN BRAZIL: THE BOSSA NOVA

A PORTRAIT OF PARADISE

BACK TO ROMANCE, AN EVENING OF ROMANCE AND LOVE SONGS

MATT CATINGUB'S BIG BAND CELEBRATION

RHYTHMS OF THE NIGHT

THE 60’S: LOVE IS ALL YOU NEED

THE 70’S: STAYIN’ ALIVE

THE 80’S: HIP TO BE SQUARE

THE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD, THE MUSIC AND SONGS OF FRANK SINATRA

THE FAB FOUR: THE SOLO YEARS

THE GREAT AMERICAN POP CULTURE SONGBOOK

THE MUSIC OF RAY CHARLES

THE SONGS OF BOND…JAMES BOND

TOP TO BOTTOM: RUBBER SOUL & REVOLVER

TOP TO BOTTOM: SGT. PEPPER & ABBEY ROAD

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GENERAL INFO

• All shows require the following local extras: , Four (4) Saxophones (Alto, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, No Doubles), One (1) Contemporary Guitarist, and One (1) Contemporary Rhythm Bassist
• All shows require traveling Drummer
• Most shows require traveling Female Vocalist and other possible personnel, depending on show.
• All shows can also be performed with a reduced 38 piece contemporary orchestra configuration