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The New York Pops Opens its 2019-2020 Carnegie Hall Season on Friday, October 18 with One Night Only: Jeremy Jordan

Additional Concerts This Season Include: A Frank and Ella Christmas, with Tony DeSare & Capathia Jenkins on December 20 and 21; Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen Singing Rodgers and Hammerstein on January 24; A Tribute to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Adele and More, with Mandy Gonzalez, Carrie Manolakos, and Alex Newell on February 14; and A Celebration of the Film Scores of John Williams on March 27

Jeremy Jordan performs with The New York Pops

The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, opens its 2019–2020 Carnegie Hall season on Friday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with a program featuring star of stage and screen: Jeremy Jordan. The concert includes some of Jordan’s favorite songs, including “Bring Him Home” from Les Misérables, “Moving Too Fast” from The Last Five Years, “Santa Fe” from Newsies, “She Used to Be Mine” from Waitress, and “Something’s Coming” from West Side Story.

Additional New York Pops performances at Carnegie Hall this season include A Frank and Ella Christmas on Friday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m. The New York Pops and Mr. Reineke are joined by jazz star Tony DeSare, stage legend Capathia Jenkins and Essential Voices USA for a celebration of the most wonderful time of the year.

Reineke and The New York Pops return to the timeless work of Rodgers and Hammerstein in a concert that covers all 11 of their classic collaborations on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m. with Broadway stars Laura Michelle Kelly, Max von Essen, and Essential Voices USA.

On Friday, February 14, at 8:00 p.m. The New York Pops salutes the power of the female voice with a tribute to Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Adele, and fellow icons who have transformed the world through song. Featured on the program are Broadway stars Mandy Gonzalez (In the Heights, Wicked, Hamilton), Carrie Manolakos (Mamma Mia! and Wicked), and Alex Newell (Glee, Once on This Island).

The New York Pops concludes its Carnegie Hall season on Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. with Movie Night: The Scores of John Williams, celebrating the five-time Academy Award-winner who brought musical life to Jaws, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter.

About the Artists
Steven Reineke has established himself as one of North America’s leading conductors of popular music. Mr. Reineke is the Music Director of The New York Pops, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston and Toronto symphony orchestras. In addition, he is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra.

On stage, Reineke has created programs and collaborated with a range of leading artists from the worlds of hip hop, R&B, Broadway, television, and rock including Maxwell, Common, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Cynthia Erivo, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Peter Frampton, and Ben Folds, among others. In 2017, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered featured Reineke leading the National Symphony Orchestra performing live music excerpts between news segments—a first in the show’s 45-year history. In 2018, Reineke led the National Symphony Orchestra with hip hop legend Nas performing his seminal album Illmatic on PBS's Great Performances.

As the creator of more than 100 orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 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. His Sun Valley Festival Fanfare was used to commemorate the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s pavilion, and his Festival Te Deum and Swan’s Island Sojourn were debuted by the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands worldwide.

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 and Conductor Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall, and is among the venue’s most presented ensembles. The New York Pops’ annual birthday gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and its education programs. The New York Pops performs annually in Queens, NY at Forest Hills Stadium, a 14,000-seat historic concert venue. Now in its 37th season, The New York Pops celebrates the diversity of popular music’s evolving songbook. Every concert is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with influences ranging from Broadway melodies to film scores, jazz, rock, pop, and everything in between. Under Reineke’s dynamic leadership, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music.

Through its PopsEd music education programs, The New York Pops fulfills its dedication to lifelong learning by collaborating with public schools, community organizations, 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.

The New York Pops is committed to serving all members of the community. Through its Kids in the Balcony and Kids in the Stadium programs, thousands of children and their parents have had an opportunity to see The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Forest Hills Stadium free of charge.

Program Information
Friday, October 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Jeremy Jordan, Guest Artist


Friday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 21 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Tony DeSare, Guest Artist
Capathia Jenkins, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor


December 20 concert Sponsored by KPMG LLP

December 21 concert Sponsored by Mastercard, the Official Card of Carnegie Hall

Friday, January 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Laura Michelle Kelly, Guest Artist
Max von Essen, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor


Friday, February 14 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Mandy Gonzalez, Guest Artist
Carrie Manolakos, Guest Artist
Alex Newell, Guest Artist


Friday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor


Sponsored by KPMG LLP

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

In honor of the centenary of his birth, Carnegie Hall’s 2019–2020 season is dedicated to the memory of Isaac Stern in recognition of his extraordinary contributions to Carnegie Hall, arts advocacy, and the field of music.

Photo of Steven Reineke & Jeremy Jordan at top of release by © Jack Vartoogian.

Ticket Information

Tickets, priced at $44–$145, 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. Artists, programs, and prices are subject to change. 

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