“R&H Goes Pop!” aims to preserve the legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein by inspiring artists to interpret the R&H classics in a contemporary light.
There's a bit of a double-edged sword here. While I personally have nothing against "updating the classics" in this way, I have read that Rodgers despised such things done with his music. So, much as this project "aims to preserve the legacy," it's being done "over Rodgers' dead body" - literally. So I don't know if "preserving" is the right term. "Reinventing the legacy" seems more appropriate to say. (And that's fine. Even if Rodgers would have hated it, lol.)