• Wednesday, Aug 29, 2012

    The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke Open Their 2012-2013 Season at Carnegie Hall with a Star-Studded Concert featuring Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot & Aaron Lazar Performing the Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, October 12

    Season Continues with Four Programs Including An Evening With The Orchestra,Two Holiday Performances with Pink Martini, and Musical Tributes to Broadway Greats Sammy Cahn and Stephen Schwartz 
    Photo by Michael Tammaro
    On Friday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, opens its 2012-2013 concert season at Carnegie Hall with a musical salute entitled Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The prolific duo of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II created some of the most iconic musicals from the golden-age of Broadway including Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, and The Sound of Music. Hailed as two of the twenty most influential artists of the twentieth century by both Time magazine and CBS News, the duo’s works fused Rodgers' musical comedy skills with Hammerstein's prior background in operetta, resulting in one of the most successful partnerships in Broadway musical history.

    For this concert, The New York Pops recognizes Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s incomparable contributions to the American musical theater canon which earned them 35 Tony Awards, 15 Academy Awards, two Pulitzer Prizes, two Grammy Awards, and two Emmy Awards. The program features performances by special guest artists, including Tony Award-nominee Kelli O’Hara (Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Pajama Game), plus Tony Award-winner Paulo Szot, her co-star in the award-winning revival of South Pacific, and Aaron Lazar (A Little Night Music, The Light in the Piazza). The concert also features performances by Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA and the New York Theatre Ballet.

    Additional New York Pops performances this season include a special evening featuring the orchestra performing beloved symphonic repertoire including Ravel’s Boléro, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, plus the world premiere of a new fanfare composed by Steven Reineke. The program, entitled By Special Request: An Evening with the Orchestra takes place on Friday, November 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. On December 14 and December 15, The New York Pops present two multi-denominational holiday concerts entitled Joy to the World, featuring eclectic, Latin-inspired band Pink Martini, performing songs from the band’s best-selling album of the same name.

    Returning in spring 2013, the orchestra teams up with Seth MacFarlane, the modern-day crooner and creator of Fox’s Family Guy, and Megan Hilty, star of NBC’s Smash and the Broadway musical Wicked on March 8 for Come Fly With Me: The Songs of Sammy Cahn. The program features some of the Academy Award–winning songwriter’s biggest hits, including "High Hopes," "Come Fly with Me," and “Love and Marriage.” The New York Pops concludes its Carnegie Hall series on April 12, celebrating Stephen Schwartz’s 65th birthday and the 10th anniversary of the hit musical Wicked with a program entitled The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz, featuring special guest artists Norm Lewis (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, The Little Mermaid), Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), and Jennifer Laura Thompson (Urinetown, Wicked), plus Essential Voices USA.

    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. Mr. Reineke is Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and in the past year has conducted the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton and Detroit. As the creator of more than one hundred 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.

    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. The New York Pops was founded by 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 New York Pops’ extensive education programs allow thousands of public school children to participate in concert and music-making experiences at Carnegie Hall and in schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City.


    Program Information
    Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Aaron Lazar, Guest Artist
    Kelli O'Hara, Guest Artist
    Paulo Szot, Guest Artist
    Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
    New York Theatre Ballet
    Diana Byer, Artistic Director

    SOME ENCHANTED EVENING: THE MUSIC OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

    Aaron Lazar, Kelli O’Hara, and Paulo Szot perform the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the prolific duo who created Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and other classic musicals from the golden age of Broadway.

    Sponsored by Ernst & Young LLP
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    Friday, November 9, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor

    BY SPECIAL REQUEST: AN EVENING WITH THE ORCHESTRA


    Starring the musicians of The New York Pops, this program features favorite symphonic repertoire, including Ravel’s Bolero, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, and Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, plus the world premiere of a new fanfare composed by Steven Reineke.

    Sponsored by KPMG LLP
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    Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Pink Martini

    PINK MARTINI: JOY TO THE WORLD

    Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini creates a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. This special multi-denominational holiday concert features songs from the band’s best-selling album, Joy to the World.

    The December 14 performance is sponsored by DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

    The December 15 performance is sponsored by United, Official Airline of Carnegie Hall
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    Friday, March 8, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Megan Hilty and Seth MacFarlane, Guest Artists

    COME FLY WITH ME: THE SONGS OF SAMMY CAHN


    Megan Hilty, Broadway singer and star of the television show Smash, joins modern-day crooner Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, to perform some of Academy Award–winning songwriter Sammy Cahn's biggest hits, including "High Hopes" and "Come Fly with Me."

    Sponsored by Deloitte LLP
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    Friday, April 12, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
    THE NEW YORK POPS

    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
    The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Norm Lewis, Guest Artist
    Julia Murney, Guest Artist
    Jennifer Laura Thompson, Guest Artist
    Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

    THE WIZARD AND I: THE MUSICAL JOURNEY OF STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

    Celebrate Stephen Schwartz’s 65th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his hit musical Wicked, with a program that highlights his compositions for movies, opera, television, and the Great White Way.

    Sponsored by KPMG LLP


    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
     
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced from $37—$112, 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 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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