• Thursday, Sep 9, 2010

    The New York Pops Launch 2010-11 Season at Carnegie Hall with The Music Of ABBA

     

    THE NEW YORK POPS AND MUSIC DIRECTOR STEVEN REINEKE LAUNCH
    2010–2011 CONCERT SEASON AT CARNEGIE HALL PERFORMING
    THE MUSIC OF ABBA WITH SPECIAL GUEST VOCAL GROUP
    RAJATON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

    Season Continues With:
    Celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th Birthday;
    Holiday Program with Brian Stokes Mitchell; Latin Music Extravaganza with
    Doc Severinsen; and Tribute to Judy Garland
     

     

    On Friday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Steven Reineke leads The New York Pops in the first concert of their 20102011 Carnegie Hall season with a program saluting pop music super group ABBA, featuring the acclaimed Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton. Together, they will present energetic performances of some of ABBA’s most popular chart-topping hits including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and other favorites. The New York Pops returns to Carnegie Hall for six additional performances this season—including three holiday performances.

    On Friday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m., Reineke leads the orchestra in a celebration of Stephen Sondheim’s 80th birthday with choral ensemble Essential Voices USA and additional special guests. This performance features some of Sondheim’s best loved songs and soliloquies from some of his most popular works including A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Follies.

    For two nights, on Friday, December 10 and Saturday, December 11 at 8:00 p.m., Reineke leads The New York Pops and Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell in a program of holiday favorites in Stern Auditiorium/Perelman Stage. Dubbed by The New York Times as “the last leading man,” Stokes Mitchell is famous for his rich and commanding baritone, as well as for his memorable performances in Broadway productions of Ragtime, Kiss Me, Kate!, and Man of La Mancha. The orchestra continues its celebration of the holiday season on December 11 at 2:00 p.m. with a Carnegie Hall Family Concert, performing a concert version of the beloved children’s classic How The Grinch Stole Christmas!, narrated by Brian Stokes Mitchell with Izzy Hanson-Johnston as Cindy Lou Who and performances by the New York Theatre Ballet, Essential Voices USA, and Camp Broadway Chorus. This Family Concert is presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

    On Friday, January 28 at 8:00 p.m., The New York Pops and a very special guest, trumpet virtuoso and former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen, perform sizzling arrangements of Argentinean tango, Spanish flamenco, and gypsy jazz in a program entitled El Ritmo de la Vida. Severinsen was a longtime friend of his Tonight Show colleague and New York Pops founder Skitch Henderson. This program also features violinist Pedro Cartas and guitarist Gil Gutierrez.

    For their final Carnegie Hall concert of the season on Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m., Reineke returns to lead The New York Pops in a tribute to Judy Garland. The concert marks the 50th anniversary of her legendary Carnegie Hall performance, later released as the acclaimed recording Judy at Carnegie Hall. The concert program, entitled The Great Judy Garland, features Broadway leading ladies Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Heather Headley (Tony Award-winner for Aida), and Karen Olivo (Tony Award-winner for West Side Story) in a reprise of Garland’s 1961 performance, including “Over the Rainbow,” “The Trolley Song,” and “The Man That Got Away,” among others.

    About Steven Reineke
    Steven Reineke’s boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. In 20102011, Reineke begins his second season as Music Director of The New York Pops. In addition to conducting the orchestra’s annual Carnegie Hall concert series, Reineke leads concert tours, recordings and nationwide telecasts, including the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks on NBC Television. Mr. Reineke also serves as Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto Symphony Orchestras and he retains the title of Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, where for fifteen years he served as a composer, arranger and conducting protégé of the late celebrated pops conductor Erich Kunzel. Steven Reineke’s notable guest conducting appearances include the National Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Philadelphia Orchestra and his debut at the Hollywood Bowl in 2007. Mr. Reineke is also an established symphonic composer, with his works most recently performed by the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    About 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 specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall, enjoying one of the venue’s highest subscription renewal rates of any series. The New York Pops was founded by former NBC Music Director Skitch Henderson in 1983 with a mission to create greater public awareness and appreciation of America’s rich musical heritage. Along with performing at Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops tours throughout the world and gives free concerts in New York City parks. The orchestra’s media projects include performing for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular on NBC, nationwide radio broadcasts, and numerous recordings. The New York Pops’ extensive education programs allow thousands of public schoolchildren to participate in concert and music-making experiences at Carnegie Hall and in schools throughout New York City’s five boroughs.


    Program Information
    Friday, October 15, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Rajaton, Guest Artists

    THE MUSIC OF ABBA

    “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take a Chance on Me,” and other favorites by the supergroup ABBA are performed by the acclaimed Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton.

    Tickets: $33, $37, $46, $74, $96, $106
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    Friday, November 19, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
    Special guests to be announced

    STEPHEN SONDHEIM 80TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

    Described by The New York Times as “the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theatre,” Stephen Sondheim is celebrated for his incomparable contribution to American music.

    Tickets: $33, $37, $46, $74, $96, $106
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    Friday, December 10, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Brian Stokes Mitchell, Guest Artist
    Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

    CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL!

    Broadway’s leading baritone, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell celebrates the season with carols and traditional favorites.

    Tickets: $33, $37, $46, $74, $96, $106
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    Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Brian Stokes Mitchell, Guest Artist
    Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

    CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS WITH BRIAN STOKES MITCHELL!

    Broadway’s leading baritone, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell celebrates the season with carols and traditional favorites.

    The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of Linda and Earle S. Altman in support of the 2010-2011 season.

    Tickets: $33, $37, $46, $74, $96, $106
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    Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 2:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Brian Stokes Mitchell, Narrator
    Izzy Hanson-Johnston
    Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
    New York Theatre Ballet, Diana Byer, Artistic Director
    Camp Broadway Chorus

    HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS!

    Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with The New York Pops performing the beloved children's tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, as well as other holiday favorites.

    Pre-concert activities will take place one hour before each performance and are free to all ticket holders.

    Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by generous endowment gifts from Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

    Tickets: $9, $15, $20
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    Friday, January 28, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Doc Severinsen, Guest Artist
    Pedro Cartas, Violin
    Gil Gutierrez, Guitar

    DOC SEVERINSEN'S EL RITMO DE LA VIDA

    Trumpet virtuoso and former Tonight Show bandleader Doc Severinsen returns with a sizzling new Latin music experience, El Ritmo de la Vida, featuring Argentine tango, Spanish flamenco, and gypsy jazz.

    Tickets: $33, $37, $46, $74, $96, $106
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    Friday, March 11, 2011 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Ashley Brown, Guest Artist
    Heather Headley, Guest Artist
    Karen Olivo, Guest Artist

    THE GREAT JUDY GARLAND


    Fifty years after her legendary Carnegie Hall concert, The New York Pops remembers Judy Garland with “Over the Rainbow,” “The Trolley Song,” “The Man That Got Away,” and other gems from her historic 1961 performance.

    Sponsored by Aon

    Tickets: $33, $37, $46, $74, $96, $106


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For all Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

     

     

     

     
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