Carnegie Hall Presents

Pop Culture - Students

Motown, Hollywood, and jazz are combined to make up this package of pop culture. Join us as we present the Boston Pops, The New York Pops, and A Tribute to Motown directed by Ray Chew—the music director for American Idol.
February 9, 2012
A Tribute to the Music of Motown
March 8, 2012
Boston Pops
April 13, 2012
The New York Pops

A Tribute to the Music of Motown

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, February 9, 2012 | 8 PM


Boyz II Men
Dionne Warwick
Paul Shaffer
Martha Reeves
BeBe Winans
Melba Moore
Kindred the Family Soul
with very special surprise guests
Soledad O'Brien, Host
Ray Chew, Musical Director
Ray Chew returns to Carnegie Hall to celebrate this soulful brand of music from the Motor City that has been loved by generations. "Motown touches every American," says Chew, who is also the current music director of American Idol. "It brings you back to a familiar place."

Boston Pops

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 8 PM


Boston Pops
Keith Lockhart, Conductor
Time for Three
·· Zachary De Pue, Violin
·· Nicolas Kendall, Violin
·· Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass
Thomas Martin, Clarinet


BERNSTEIN Overture from Candide
COPLAND "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
CHRIS BRUBECK Travels in Time for Three (NY Premiere)
WARREN/DUBIN 42nd Street (arr. Don Sebesky)

A Tribute to Benny Goodman

GOODMAN Don't Be That Way (arr. Billy May)
COPLAND Excerpt from Clarinet Concerto
POWELL Clarinade (arr. Don Sebesky)
LOUIS PRIMA Sing, Sing, Sing (arr. Dick Hyman)
MERCURY Bohemian Rhapsody
ARR. DON SEBESKY You Must Remeber This: A Cinematic Sing-Along
·· As Time Goes By
·· Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
·· Moon River
·· The Way We Were
·· Que Sera, Sera
·· Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
·· Over the Rainbow

BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor (arr. Time for Three)
SOUSA "Stars and Stripes Forever"
The Boston Pops returns to Carnegie Hall under the direction of Keith Lockhart with a program that includes the New York premiere of Chris Brubeck's Travels in Time for Three, featuring the groundbreaking Time for Three trio, as well as a tribute to the legendary Benny Goodman.


Bernstein On the Town, "Times Square"

Boston Pops; Keith Lockhart, Conductor

The New York Pops

Hollywood Award Winners—Plus John Williams 80th Birthday Celebration

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Friday, April 13, 2012 | 8 PM


The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Stroll the red carpet in an evening of Academy Award–winning scores and songs, including music from Gone with the Wind, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Lawrence of Arabia, and The Godfather, plus an 80th birthday tribute to John Williams with Oscar-winning music from Harry Potter, Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan, and Schindler’s List.


John Williams Main Theme from Star Wars

The Skywalker Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, Conductor