Steven Reineke News

TIDAL To Livestream COMMON & National Symphony OrchestraTIDAL To Livestream COMMON & National Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On Wednesday, March 22, TIDAL in partnership with Okayplayer will livestream a special performance by the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Common, led by NSO Pops Principal Conductor Steven Reineke live from Kennedy Center in Washington DC. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York PopsJessie Mueller, Christopher Jackson, Will Chase, and Adrienne Warren to Perform with The New York Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On April 21, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the soundtrack of a generation, including songs by James Taylor, Carole King, and more. (more...)

Ravina Announces 2017 Summer SeasonRavina Announces 2017 Summer Season
by Kevin Pollack - Mar 15, 2017

James Levine, Christoph Eschenbach, Gustavo Dudamel, Susanna Malkki, Kent Nagano, a "virtual" Esa-Pekka Salonen, and three conductors making Chicago Symphony Orchestra debuts take the podium.  (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces April Line-UpToronto Symphony Orchestra Announces April Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

From Beethoven and Brahms to Mahler, Mendelssohn, and Mozart, the month of April at the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) brings a myriad of masterworks. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops First Concert Of 2017 Celebrates Kander & EbbPhoto Coverage: The New York Pops First Concert Of 2017 Celebrates Kander & Ebb
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 11, 2017

Maestro Steven Reineke lifted his baton, pointed to a first tier box and started the New York Pops playing probably the most well known song ever written as he led the audience in Happy Birthday to soon to be 90 year old John Kander.  BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night exciting concert which celebrated the music of the award winning song writers, the legendary Kander & Ebb.  Cassie Levy and Tony Yazbeck, the triple threat singer, actor, dancers were the concerts guest artists. Probably not since Vladimir Horowitz had a nail tapped into Carnegie's stage for his piano placement has there been better tapping (dancing) than Mr. Yazbeck displayed at this concert.  As in every New York Pops Concert, the joy of the music continues as Steven Reineke hosts an after party. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck Rehearse for NY Pops' Tribute to Kander & EbbPhoto Coverage: Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck Rehearse for NY Pops' Tribute to Kander & Ebb
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 10, 2017

On March 10, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the iconic partnership of Fred Ebb and John Kander, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year. BroadwayWorld world was there for the rehearsal. (more...)

BWW Feature: The New York Pops Readies Itself for an Eclectic Second Half of SeasonBWW Feature: The New York Pops Readies Itself for an Eclectic Second Half of Season
by Ashley Steves - Mar 10, 2017

The New York Pops brands itself as "a different kind of orchestra," and the proof is in the programming. The orchestra, the largest independent orchestra in the United States, will begin the second half of their season on Friday, March 10, 2017, with a LIFE IS A CABARET: KANDER & EBB, celebrating the music of the legendary duo, and continuing a season (and organization mission) dedicated to featuring a wide variety of performers, composers, and genres. (more...)

Pink Martini Returns To Houston Symphony With NPR's Ari Shapiro, 3/19Pink Martini Returns To Houston Symphony With NPR's Ari Shapiro, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

 Pink Martini, the internationally-celebrated "little orchestra" that blurs the barriers between classical, Latin, jazz and classic pop music, returns to the Houston Symphony with special guest Ari Shapiro, co-host of National Public Radio's All Things Considered, at 8 p.m. March 17-18 and 7:30 p.m. March 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Smokey Robinson Brings the Sounds of Motown to the Kravis CenterPhoto Coverage: Smokey Robinson Brings the Sounds of Motown to the Kravis Center
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 6, 2017

Smokey Robinson brought the sounds of Motown to the Kravis Center in Palm Beach last night and there wasn't one woman in the audience that didn't became his girl after he sang 'My GIrl', The Temtations signature tune which Smokey and Ronald White wrote and produced in 1964. Smokey Robinson wrote Motown's first song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard R&B chart, Shop Around, for The Miracles, a group he formed while still in high school. The Detroit native would go on to write many Miracles hits, including The Tracks of My Tears, I Second That Emotion and Tears of a Clown (with Stevie Wonder), plus songs for other Motown legends. Fifty years later, his high tenor voice remains a national treasure. The spectacular evening was sponsored by Sunny Sessa in loving memory memory of Leonardo Sessa, and Smokey's performance will surely be a loving memory for all who filled the Kravis Center to hear his great music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings Latin Roots to Live at LynnPhoto Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings Latin Roots to Live at Lynn
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 5, 2017

Lucie and Desi both brought the Boca Raton audience to it's feet last night as Lucie Arnaz brought the music and story of her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz to the stage of producer Jan McCart's Live at Lynn series at Lynn University.   (more...)

Christiane Noll to Play the Metropolitan Room this May and JuneChristiane Noll to Play the Metropolitan Room this May and June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

New York born, New Jersey raised actress Christiane Noll starred on Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of RAGTIME, receiving TONY and Drama Desk Award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes Award for her portrayal of Mother. She made her Broadway debut creating the role of Emma in JEKYLL & HYDE, receiving a FANY award for Best actress in a musical. (more...)

The National Symphony Orchestra Performs Live on NPR's 'All Things Considered'The National Symphony Orchestra Performs Live on NPR's 'All Things Considered'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) was the first orchestra to perform the live music for NPR's All Things Considered, on Monday, February 27. The NSO performs the music featured before and after all of the news segments, as well as new arrangements of the All Things Considered 'theme.' The Orchestra will be led by Principal Pops conductor Steven Reineke, who will also participate in a Q&A together with NSO trombonist David Murray, which will be streamed at NPR Live and the NPR and NSO's Facebook pages, as will video clips of the Orchestra during the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPEBWW Interview: Broadway Songstress N'Kenge Joins Houston Symphony's R&B MIXTAPE
by Natalie de la Garza - Feb 16, 2017

This weekend N'Kenge will join Grammy-nominated singer Ryan Shaw, Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony for R&B MIXTAPE, a concert spanning decades of R&B hits from the U.S. to the U.K., including numbers from Stevie, Michael and Whitney, all the way to Amy, Adele and Beyonce. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

???????On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Presents 13th Annual NEW CREATIONS FESTIVAL, March 4-11Toronto Symphony Presents 13th Annual NEW CREATIONS FESTIVAL, March 4-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) proudly presents its 13th annual New Creations Festival, March 4-11, 2017. Bold, experimental, and cutting edge, this year's Festival is curated by Polaris Music Prize-winner Owen Pallett, a renowned Canadian composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist. The 2017 New Creations Festival fuses the pop- and classical-music worlds, with a touch of electronic music, a little dose of improvisation, and a blend of Aboriginal and folk sounds. To further enhance the Festival, concertgoers can enjoy an array of ancillary events-curated by Canadian composer Abigail Richardson-Schulte-including pre-concert performances, intermission chats, and post-concert parties (all included with concert tickets). The Festival also features two more free events: Composers in Conversation, a forum presented in collaboration with the Canadian Music Centre on March 7, and a noon-hour concert at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, presented in collaboration with the Canadian Opera Company on March 9. All New Creations Festival performances are part of Canada Mosaic-a Signature Project of Canada 150. (more...)

Houston Symphony Presents Soulful Program Of Music With Powerhouse Vocalist, 2/17-19Houston Symphony Presents Soulful Program Of Music With Powerhouse Vocalist, 2/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Houston Symphony will celebrate more than 50 years of soul influence Feb. 17-19 with a brand-new show featuring the best of Motown legends as well as today's hottest R&B entertainers. (more...)

Common Joins National Symphony Orchestra for Special One Night Only ConcertCommon Joins National Symphony Orchestra for Special One Night Only Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Grammy®, Oscar®, and Golden Globe®-winning Chicago rapper, actor, film producer, activist, and poet Common joins the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke for a one-night-only concert of music from his latest album, Black America Again, as well as some of his biggest hits. Black America Again is his most political album to date, a call to action inspired by the works of filmmaker Ava DuVernay, social critic Ta-Nehisi Coates, and the Black Lives Matter movement, among other 21st century cultural touchstones.  (more...)

The New York Pops Presents LIFE IS A CABARET: THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB Featuring Caissie Levy and Tony YazbeckThe New York Pops Presents LIFE IS A CABARET: THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB Featuring Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On March 10, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the iconic partnership of Fred Ebb and John Kander, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2017-2018 SeasonCarnegie Hall Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season consisting of more than 170 concerts as well as a wide range of education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. (more...)

Matt Doyle, Megan Hilty, James Monroe Iglehart, Betsy Wolfe, Capathia Jenkins and More Will Take the Stage for New York Pops' 35th SeasonMatt Doyle, Megan Hilty, James Monroe Iglehart, Betsy Wolfe, Capathia Jenkins and More Will Take the Stage for New York Pops' 35th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

On October 27, 2017, The New York Pops - a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality - will launch its 35th season at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music's greatest icons. (more...)

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