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How The Magic Happens

Behind the scenes, hundreds of volunteers and professionals work
together to produce May Pops.

One of the many ice sculpture, with blooms arranged by Fè Domenech, sets the stage for “fare beyond compare.”

One of the many ice sculpture, with blooms arranged by Fè Domenech, sets the stage for “fare beyond compare.”

When the gates opened at Windsor last spring and concert goers arrived to celebrate May Pops, what they encountered on the polo grounds was straight out of a Disney movie: white tents and cabanas, tables dressed in pastel linens, flower arrangements worthy of royalty, yards of white picket fence, a profusion of palms and plants and the sweet sounds of a string quartet. A bandstand stood ready for the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Christopher Confessore and guest soloist Hugh Panaro, star of Phantom of the Opera. A heady buzz of anticipation filled the air.

This was the 24th time the event supporting the Indian River Medical Center Foundation had been held, and it’s easy to see why May Pops has become such a cherished Vero Beach tradition. What could be better than enjoying an outdoor concert in a spectacular setting with friends and family on a sunny Sunday afternoon?

Read the entire article in the April 2014 issue