Carnegie Hall Presents

Pop Culture - Students

Motown, Hollywood, and jazz are combined to make up this package of pop culture. Join us as we present the Boston Pops, The New York Pops, and A Tribute to Motown directed by Ray Chew—the music director for American Idol.

Series Events

Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 8 PM
A Tribute to the Music of Motown
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Boyz II Men
  • Dionne Warwick
  • Paul Shaffer
  • Martha Reeves
  • BeBe Winans
  • Melba Moore
  • Kindred the Family Soul
  • with very special surprise guests
  • Soledad O'Brien, Host
  • Ray Chew, Musical Director
Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 8 PM
Boston Pops
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • Boston Pops
    Keith Lockhart, Conductor
  • Time for Three
    ·· Zachary De Pue, Violin
    ·· Nicolas Kendall, Violin
    ·· Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass
  • Thomas Martin, Clarinet


  • BERNSTEIN Overture from Candide
  • COPLAND "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
  • CHRIS BRUBECK Travels in Time for Three (NY Premiere)
  • WARREN/DUBIN 42nd Street (arr. Don Sebesky)

  • A Tribute to Benny Goodman
  • GOODMAN Don't Be That Way (arr. Billy May)
  • COPLAND Excerpt from Clarinet Concerto
  • POWELL Clarinade (arr. Don Sebesky)
  • LOUIS PRIMA Sing, Sing, Sing (arr. Dick Hyman)
  • MERCURY Bohemian Rhapsody
  • ARR. DON SEBESKY You Must Remeber This: A Cinematic Sing-Along
    ·· As Time Goes By
    ·· Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
    ·· Moon River
    ·· The Way We Were
    ·· Que Sera, Sera
    ·· Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
    ·· Over the Rainbow

  • Encores:
  • BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor (arr. Time for Three)
  • SOUSA "Stars and Stripes Forever"
Bernstein On the Town, "Times Square"
Boston Pops; Keith Lockhart, Conductor
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 8 PM
The New York Pops
Hollywood Award Winners—Plus John Williams 80th Birthday Celebration
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage


  • The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
  • Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
John Williams Main Theme from Star Wars
The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, Conductor

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