Beloved show tunes, grand movie scores, and R&B classics are but a few of the pops favorites you’ll hear at Carnegie Hall. This fun, easy-to-love music is a favorite of longtime visitors as well, as an ideal way to experience Carnegie Hall for the first time.
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
Bhi Bhiman’s songs traverse R&B, power pop, socially conscious folk, and even hints of country and rockabilly. His sweetly lilting voice conjures the late Curtis Mayfield, while his insights into the human condition recall Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan at their best. He has covered Dire Straits’s “Walk of Life” (a performance immortalized in an Apple Watch ad), sung his soulful “Moving to Brussels” in a video with comic Keegan-Michael Key, and explores political and personal issues in deeply human songs that are witty and wise. Hear him and become a fan for life.
Bhi Bhiman, Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar Damien Verrett, Lead Guitar and Keyboards Akie Bermiss, Keyboards Oscar Westesson, Bass Attis Clopton, Drums
Michael Feinstein is peerless in celebrating the beauty, wit, and charm of the American Songbook. He is also a mentor to the next generation of great popular singers. One of his protégés, Nick Ziobro, winner of the 2012 Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook competition, joins Feinstein and others for an evening of favorite American popular song classics.
Michael Feinstein, Artistic Director
with Special Guest Corey Cott Nick Ziobro
Tedd Firth, Piano Phil Palombi, Bass Mark McLean, Drums
Bernstein’s Candide, based on Voltaire’s satirical tale, is a superb fusion of Broadway flash and operatic virtuosity. Its quicksilver overture, dazzling coloratura soprano aria “Glitter and Be Gay,” sardonic “Auto-da-fé” chorus, and deeply moving “Make Our Garden Grow” finale are highlights of an ebullient and irresistible work. Performed in concert by first-rate guest artists and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Candide is an ideal celebration of the Bernstein centenary.
Starring Paul Appleby (Candide) Erin Morley (Cunegonde) Patricia Racette (Old Lady) William Burden (Governor) and John Lithgow (Voltaire / Dr. Pangloss) Additional cast to be announced
Orchestra of St. Luke's Mansfield University Concert Choir Rob Fisher, Musical Director and Conductor Gary Griffin, Director Joshua Bergasse, Choreographer Tracy Christensen, Costume Designer Scott Lehrer, Sound Design Alan Adelman, Lighting Designer Wendall K. Harrington, Projections Designer Casting by Telsey + Company / Rachel Hoffman, CSA