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The New York Pops

A Frank and Ella Christmas
Friday, December 20, 2019 8 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tony DeSare by Bill Westmoreland, Capathia Jenkins by SneakPeek Photography
Jazz star Tony DeSare and stage legend Capathia Jenkins join The New York Pops’ annual holiday celebration, ringing in the most wonderful time of the year. Hear such favorites as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Jenkins reprising Ella Fitzgerald’s classic take on “Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town,” DeSare revisiting Frank Sinatra’s beloved arrangement of “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” a rock shuffle duet of “Let it Snow,” “Jingle Bell Rock,” “Winter Wonderland,” the New York City premiere of “Eight Days of Light” in celebration of Hanukkah, and more.

This program is also being performed Saturday, December 21.

Part of: The New York Pops

The New York Pops are also performing October 18, December 21, January 24, February 14, and March 27.

Tony DeSare is also performing December 21.

Capathia Jenkins is also performing December 21.


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


Program to include:

VARIOUS Holiday Overture

POLA / WYLE "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (arr. Steven Reineke)

TRAD. "O Come, all ye Faithful"

BERNARD / SMITH "Winter Wonderland"

COOTS / GILLESPIE "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town"

KENT / GANNON "I'll Be Home for Christmas"

BERLIN "I've Got My Love to Keep Me Warm"
MARTIN / BLANE "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"

CAHN / STYNE "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!"

BEAL / BOOTHE "Jingle Bell Rock"


TONY DESARE "Christmas For You and Me"

CAHN / VAN HEUSEN "The Secret of Christmas"

LOESSER "Baby, It's Cold Outside"

PIERPONT "Jingle Bells"

Event Duration

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

Sponsored by KPMG LLP

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.

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