• Monday, Nov 12, 2012

    Celebrate the Holidays with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall

    The New York Pops and Music Director Steven Reineke Perform Eclectic Holiday Concert with Special Guests Pink Martini on December 14 and 15
    Image of Pink Martini © Autumn de Wilde.
    On Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, The New York Pops under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke present a multi-denominational holiday concert featuring the eclectic pop group Pink Martini. The concert, entitled Joy to the World, features the band performing songs from around the globe as documented on their best-selling album of the same name. A self-proclaimed “little orchestra,” Pink Martini brings their unique blend of jazz, cabaret, Latin, and classic pop to its performance with The New York Pops orchestra for a truly one-of-a-kind holiday concert experience.

    Artist Information
    Pink Martini was formed in Portland, Oregon by pianist Thomas Lauderdale, and throughout its over 17 year history has performed its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout Europe, Asia, Greece, Turkey, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and North America. The ensemble made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and its orchestral debut with the Oregon Symphony in 1998 under the direction of Norman Leyden, and has since gone on to play with more than 50 orchestras around the world. Their debut album Sympathique was released independently in 1997 and garnered nominations for “Song of the Year” and “Best New Artist” in France’s Victoires de la Musique Awards in 2000. Their subsequent albums include Joy to the World (2010); A Retrospective (2011)—a collection of the band’s most beloved songs; and 1969 (2011)—an album of collaborations with legendary Japanese singer Saori Yuki.

    Steven Reineke’s boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers, and arrangers. Mr. Reineke is Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra, and in the past year has conducted the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances have included Los Angeles, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton, and Detroit. As the creator of more than one hundred 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. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands around the world. 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.

    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 Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops was founded by Skitch Henderson in 1983 with a mission to create greater public awareness and appreciation of America’s rich musical heritage. Along with performing at Carnegie Hall, The New York Pops tours throughout the world and gives free concerts in New York City parks. The New York Pops’s extensive education programs allow thousands of public school children to participate in concert and music-making experiences at Carnegie Hall and in schools throughout the five boroughs of New York City.

    Program Information
    Friday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m.
    Saturday, December 15 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage

    Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
    Pink Martini


    The December 14 performance is sponsored by DeWitt Stern Group, Inc.

    The December 15 performance is sponsored by United, Official Airline of Carnegie Hall

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced from $37—$112, 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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