The New York Pops
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States and the
only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City that specializes in popular music.
Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series
at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of its highest subscription renewal rates. The New York
Pops' annual birthday gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and
its education programs.
The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools,
community organizations, children's hospitals, and senior centers throughout the five
boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and
backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional
education with pure fun.
Steven Reineke is the music director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, principal pops
conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts, principal pops conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and principal
pops conductor designate for the Houston Symphony, beginning in the 2017-2018 season. Mr.
Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the
podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at
Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include performances with the
orchestras of San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton, and Pittsburgh. As the creator of
more than 100 orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke's work
has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra
recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare,
Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in
North America. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse
Company and are performed by concert bands around the world. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke
is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with
honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York
City with his husband Eric Gabbard.