Carnegie Hall Presents

The New York Pops

The best of American popular music with some of the biggest stars are all part of The New York Pops’ series this season. Hear tributes to Irving Berlin, Gershwin, and swing from the 1950s and ’60s, with Cheyenne Jackson, Patti Austin, and many more.

The New York Pops

The New York Pops

The New York Pops

The New York Pops

The New York Pops

The New York Pops

IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZES

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, October 14, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Jack Everly, Guest Conductor
Ashley Brown, Guest Artist
Tony DeSare, Guest Artist
James T. Lane, Guest Artist
Hugh Panaro, Guest Artist
NaTasha Yvette Williams, Guest Artist
“Irving Berlin has no place in American music. He is American music,” declared Jerome Kern. Jack Everly conducts an all-star cast in a stirring program that includes “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Blue Skies” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”

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"How Deep is the Ocean" (Berlin)


Tony DeSare
Telarc

The New York Pops

Cheyenne Jackson's Cocktail Hour: Music of The Mad Men Era

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, November 18, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Cheyenne Jackson, Guest Artist
Star of Broadway, Glee, and 30 Rock, Cheyenne Jackson invites you to snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swinging tunes of the 1950s and ’60s—a time when bossa nova was new, the lounges of Las Vegas were hip, and catchy dance music spun on every hi-fi.

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"Someone to Watch Over Me" (Gershwin)


Cheyenne Jackson, Voice; Michael Feinstein, Piano
Harbinger Records

The New York Pops

John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey Wish You a Swingin' Christmas

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, December 16, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
John Pizzarelli, Guest Artist
Jessica Molaskey, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
The couple described by The New York Times as “a musical match made in heaven” swing seasonal favorites from the era when Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney ruled the airwaves.

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"Sleigh Ride" (Parish / Anderson)


John Pizzarelli
RCA

The New York Pops

Patti Austin Sings Ella Fitzgerald's Gershwin Songbook

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, March 16, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Patti Austin, Vocalist
Christopher Riddle, Guest Conductor
One of today’s top jazz vocalists, Patti Austin recreates Ella Fitzgerald’s classic album of Gershwin songs with Nelson Riddle’s original symphonic arrangements – live for the first time at Carnegie Hall with a special guest appearance by Christopher Riddle. Produced in association with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation and the Nelson Riddle Trust.

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"But Not For Me" (Gershwin)


Patti Austin
Playboy Jazz

The New York Pops

Hollywood Award Winners—Plus John Williams 80th Birthday Celebration

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 8 PM

Performers

The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Stroll the red carpet in an evening of Academy Award–winning scores and songs, including music from Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Godfather, plus an 80th birthday tribute to John Williams with Oscar-winning music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler’s List.

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John Williams Main Theme from Star Wars


The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, Conductor
Sony