Performance Friday, December 20, 2013 | 8 PM

The New York Pops

Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Revel in the sounds of the season with a festive concert of traditional favorites and new holiday hits that feature a favorite Broadway leading lady, Ashley Brown.


  • The New York Pops
    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
  • Ashley Brown, Guest Artist
  • Essential Voices USA
    Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor


  • TRAD. "Deck the Halls (arr. Carmen Dragon)
  • JOHN WILLIAMS "Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas"
    POLA / WYLE "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (arr. James Kessler)
    BERNARD / SMITH "Winter Wonderland" (arr. Tim Berens)
    JAMES HORNER / WILL JENNINGS "Where are you, Christmas?" (arr. Steven Reineke)
  • CAHN CAHN / VAN HEUSEN "The Secret of Christmas"
    ROBERT WENDEL "Little Bolero Boy" (after Katherine K. Davis's "The Little Drummer Boy")
    BEAL / BOOTHE "Jingle Bell Rock" (arr. Steven Reineke)
    STEPHEN PAULUS / ALAN BERGMAN / MARILYN BERGMAN "Wishes and Candles" (arr. Steven Mercurio)
  • JOHN JACOB NILES "I Wonder As I Wander" (arr. Steven Reineke)
    KENT / GANNON "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (arr. Steven Reineke)
    VARIOUS Holiday Hits Medley (arr. Steven Reineke)
  • VARIOUS "Sing With Us of Christmas" (arr. Bruce Healy)
    GUARALDI / MENDELSON "Christmastime is Here" (arr. Bruce Healy)
    BUCCHINO "Grateful"
    ADOLPHE ADAM / JOHN SULLIVAN DWIGHT "O Holy Night" (arr. David T. Clydesdale)
    TRAD. Christmas Sing-Along (arr. Steven Reineke)
  • BUCCHINO "Grateful"
    ADOLPHE ADAM / JOHN SULLIVAN DWIGHT "O Holy Night" (arr. David T. Clydesdale)
    TRAD. Christmas Sing-Along (arr. Steven Reineke)

  • Encore:
  • TRAD. "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" (arr. Bruce Healey)

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately two hours, including one 20-minute intermission.



"We Need a Little Christmas" from Mame
The New York Pops | Skitch Henderson, Conductor
Reader's Digest Music

The Program

Good evening, and welcome to The New York Pops' annual holiday celebration. We're delighted to be joined by one of my favorite leading ladies, Ashley Brown. While you may know her best as Broadway's original Mary Poppins, I've had the pleasure of working with Ashley during orchestra concerts across the country, including several performances with The New York Pops right here at glorious Carnegie Hall. With such a shining talent, capable of singing everything from soprano standards to theater classics, I knew Ashley was the perfect guest artist to headline this year's program.

When Ashley and I first started talking about this program, we knew we wanted to feature some of our favorite tunes, the songs that our families always enjoyed at this time of year. In that spirit, you'll hear everything from traditional carols to movie music to radio hits, each one capturing the magic of this season.

No holiday celebration is complete without friends, both old and new. This weekend we're joined once again by the fantastic Essential Voices USA, under the direction of Judith Clurman. In addition, making his New York Pops debut is Gary Griffin, who has been our wonderful stage director for this program.

From all of us at The New York Pops, we wish you heartfelt Season's Greetings and a joyful New Year!

—Steven Reineke
This performance is sponsored by Bank of America, Carnegie Hall's Proud Season Sponsor.
This performance is part of The New York Pops, and The New York Pops Sampler.