Montego Glover, Marin Mazzie, Ashley Brown & More Set for New York Pops' 2013-14 Season!
On October 4, 2013, The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular programs with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - will launch its 31st season, a Carnegie Hall series celebrating the stylistic diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke - described by The New York Times as a "polished, welcoming host" who is "young and vigorous, with a playful attitude" - will lead the orchestra in a highly anticipated concert season including a night of jazz standards revitalized by international trumpet sensation Chris Botti; a tribute to big band legend Benny Goodman with Montego Glover and clarinetist Dave Bennett; a jolly holiday concert with stage star Ashley Brown; an intimate evening with Broadway's Golden Couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley; and a season closer featuring the orchestra and some of the most beloved music written for the silver screen.
"The New York Pops and I are delighted to announce next season's stellar line-up," says Music Director Steven Reineke. "We've put together an eclectic series of concerts that honor the orchestra's history while looking forward to its next chapter. I'm especially excited we have another opportunity to feature our incredible musicians. I do hope you'll join us for another memorable year."
An Evening with Chris Botti
Friday, October 4, 2013, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor Chris Botti, Special Guest International jazz trumpet superstar Chris Botti joins The New York Pops for a one-night-only concert experience featuring his Grammy-nominated spin on favorites including "Over the Rainbow," "Summertime" and "When I Fall In Love".
Sing, Sing, Swing
Return to the days when big bands ruled the dance floor, as ravishing Tony nominee Montego Glover joins the orchestra in an all-swing program, featuring a tribute to the 75th anniversary of Benny Goodman's legendary live recording at Carnegie Hall.
Under the Mistletoe with Ashley Brown
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor Broadway's original Mary Poppins reunites with the orchestra in a festive program of traditional favorites and new holiday hits.
A Broadway Love Story
Friday, March 21, 2014, 7:30PM, Stern/Perelman Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Guest Artists "Broadway's Golden Couple" celebrates a life in the theatre with an evening of musical favorites and unforgettable standards, including songs by Arlen, Flaherty, Kander, Porter, Sondheim, and more.
Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood
Friday, April 4, 2014, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor Travel through Hollywood history with scores by Bernard Herrmann, James Horner, Erich Korngold, Howard Shore, and Hans Zimmer - music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations of moviegoers.
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 also gives free concerts in New York City parks, performs interactive concerts for families, and has toured throughout the world. The New York Pops' extensive education programs allow thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in concert and music-making experiences at Carnegie Hall, public schools, community organizations, children's hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. A recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The New York Pops is a non-profit organization supported solely through the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, corporate sponsorships and concert income.
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 has also conducted the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include 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.
Single tickets are priced from $37 to $112. Subscriptions to the 2013-2014 Carnegie Hall series are also available, at $165, $200, $260, $360, $490 and $540. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and 7th Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Visit www.carnegiehall.org for more information.