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Sunday, April 24, 2022—3:00pm

Sunday, April 24, 2022—3:00pm
Orchestra Hall
2 hours

Guest conductor Stuart Chafetz and the DSO pay tribute to pop icon Phil Collins. His unforgettable drum crescendos with the megaband Genesis made an indelible mark on the '70s, while his solo work defined the '80s. Relive hits including "Follow You Follow Me," "No Reply at All," "One More Night," "Two Hearts," "Another Day in Paradise," and the unforgettable "In the Air Tonight."

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Stuart Chafetz


Stuart Chafetz is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony and the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Chautauqua and Marin Symphonies. Stuart, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent and this season Stuart will be on the podium in Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Naples, Philly Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Pittsburgh, San Diego, and Winnipeg.  He enjoys a special relationship with The Phoenix Symphony where he leads multiple programs annually.

He's had the privilege to work with renowned artists including Chris Botti, 2 Cellos, Hanson, Rick Springfield, Michael Bolton, Kool & The Gang, Jefferson Starship, America, Little River Band, Brian McKnight, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, The Chieftains, Jennifer Holliday, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker and Bernadette Peters.

He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for twenty years, Stuart would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Stuart led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. He's led numerous Spring Ballet productions at the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

In the summers, Stuart spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in addition to his role as that orchestra's timpanist.

When not on the podium, Stuart makes his home near San Francisco, CA, with his wife Ann Krinitsky. Stuart holds a bachelor's degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master's from the Eastman School of Music.

Aaron Finley


Born and raised in Montana, Aaron C. Finley's career has spanned from coast to coast as a professional actor and singer. Educated at Pacific Lutheran University in Seattle, he quickly became at top-tier talent in the Pacific Northwest, appearing in productions of Jesus Christ Superstar (Jesus/Judas), Rent (Roger), Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), Hairspray (Link Larkin), It Shoulda Been You (Greg Madison) and The Gypsy King (Drago). Among his other regional roles, Aaron originated the role of Billy in the new musical Diner, based on the Barry Levinson film, with music and lyrics by Sheryl Crow and direction by Kathleen Marshall.   

Aaron made his Broadway debut in 2013, starring as Drew Boley in Rock of Ages. In 2015, he took over the role of leading man Brian Howard in It Shoulda Been You, directed by David Hyde Pierce. Among his other work in New York, he participated in a lab production of George Takei's new musical, Allegiance. In the fall of 2016, Aaron took over the role of Charlie Price in Kinky Boots. He has been performing a pops symphony concert celebrating the music of the 1980s and Phil Collins across North America.  Currently, Aaron can be seen in the smash hit Moulin Rouge on Broadway. 

Aaron loves mountain biking, skiing, golf, basketball and all things outdoors. He currently resides in Montclair, NJ with his family. 

Brook Wood


Brook Wood is a singer based in New York City. She most recently made her debut with The Philly Pops in their "POPS Rocks Phil Collins and Genesis." She is currently touring with some of Broadway's best singers in Neil Berg's "50 Years of Rock and Roll" across the U.S. She originated the role of JP Morgan in the Adirondack Theatre Festival's production of "Nikola Tesla Drops The Beat.” She was also seen in the PATH Fund's "Rockers on Broadway" at Le Poisson Rouge benefiting Tom Kitt. She toured with "Post Modern Jukebox On Deck" onboard Holland America Line in 2019. Brook is a native of Indianapolis, IN and a proud graduate of Indiana University. Instagram: @browood

"I Don't Care Anymore" by Phil Collins - Aaron C. Finley feat. Black Dolly
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