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The New York Pops

The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores
Friday, March 9, 2018 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Steven Reineke by Michael Tammaro
The New York Pops takes on the role of the Hollywood studio orchestra, performing iconic themes from some of the biggest box office successes of the silver screen. From the lushly Romantic music of Korngold and Steiner that enlivened films of the 1930s and ’40s, to the evocative scores of a more recent time by Henry Mancini, Hans Zimmer, and others, you’ll be swept up in the excitement and shout hooray for Hollywood!


The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor


WHITING “Hooray for Hollywood” (arr. Robert Wendel)
KORNGOLD Overture from Captain Blood
STEINER “Tara’s Theme” from Gone with the Wind
HERRMANN Suite from Psycho
JARRE Overture from Lawrence of Arabia

MICHEL LEGRAND / FRANCIS LAI The French Collection (arr. Henry Mancini)
ENNIO MORRICONE Suite from The Mission (arr. Henry Mancini)
MANCINI “Cowboys” from Sunset

DANNY ELFMAN Theme from Batman
HORNER “The Ludlows” from Legends of the Fall
ALAN MENKEN “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas (arr. Steven Reineke)
HANS ZIMMER Suite from Gladiator (arr. John Wasson)

HOWARD SHORE “The Lighting of the Beacons” from The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
PATRICK DOYLE Suite from Thor (arr. Rebecca Pellett)
ALAN SILVESTRI Theme from The Avengers (arr. Rebecca Pellett)

Event Duration

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

Sponsored by KPMG LLP


The New York Pops

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Steven Reineke

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 at Carnegie Hall, ...

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 at Carnegie Hall, principal pops conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and principal pops conductor of the Houston Symphony and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. He previously held the posts of principal pops conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto symphony orchestras, and associate conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra.

Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include performances with the orchestras of San Francisco, Seattle, Edmonton, Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Ottawa (National Arts Centre), Detroit, Milwaukee, and Calgary.

On stage, Mr. Reineke has created programs and collaborated with a range of leading artists from the worlds of hip-hop, Broadway, television, and rock, including Common, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Peter Frampton, and Ben Folds, among others. In 2017, he was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered, leading the National Symphony Orchestra in performance of live music excerpts in between news segments—a first in the show’s 45-year history.

As the creator of more than 100 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, including performances by the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics. 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 orchestras. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C. L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands worldwide.

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 with his husband, Eric Gabbard.

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