33rd ‘Pops By The Sea’ Concert Set for Tomorrow

HYANNIS- An actor who has appeared in more than 100 films and TV shows will get to make a lifelong dream come true right here on Cape Cod.

Dermot Mulroney has been announced as this year’s guest conductor at the 33rd Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea Concert this Sunday (8-12).

Mulroney and Wake have hinted that he may pull double duty during this year’s performance, which will make him the first guest conductor to do so.

“I don’t know any classically trained musician who hasn’t thought ‘Hey, maybe one day I’d like to stand up there,’” says Mulroney.

“I have played in orchestras as a classical cellist since I was seven years old and I even continue to this day. I have conducted… a few times as a student but this would as you say, is literally a dream come true,” he adds.

This isn’t the first time Dermot has performed locally; in 2013, he and his mother Ellen, who is a theatre actress, did a staged reading of “Peter Pan’s Mother” at the Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster.

“Both my folks… [are] proud residents of Orleans so I have been a summer resident my whole life, and ultimately a few years ago they retired to the Cape. That’s where our family is based now… it was a natural connection,” adds Mulroney.

Past guest conductors at the Pops have included, among others, Dr. Gregory Skomal in 2017, Blue Man Group in 2016, Jim Belushi in 2012, the Farrelly brothers in 2011, Rachael Ray in 2010, and Ray Romano in 2007.

The Pops by the Sea is the nonprofit’s major fundraiser of the year, with funds going to support the foundation’s artistic and cultural grants, fellowships, and scholarships on the Cape.

Tickets can be purchased online at artsfoundation.org

BY JOHN BONDAREK- CapeCod.Com News Center

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