Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs

The winning bidder at The New York Pops Silent Auction, whose proceeds help finance The Pops/Ed Programs of The New York Pops, got something way above the original listed value. The auction item was for one pianist to play at your private party. However not only did the pianist show up at the appointed time, he was joined by some of the world's greatest pianists and entertainers for the special evening.

The auction at The New York Pops Gala may have been Silent but the musical tour de force at Sunny Sessa's party was anything but as one by one some of the best pianists on the planet played her Lucite Steinway. Maestro and music director of the Pops Steven Reineke took time away from orchestrating this year's opening night concert which takes place on October 27th. It will be a special kick off to their 35th season at Carnegie Hall with a special anniversary program entitled That's Entertainment: From Skitch to Steven. The concert, which commemorates the centennial of founder Skitch Henderson's birth, features guest artists Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon) and Ali Ewoldt (The King and I) performing the greatest hits of popular song, from Tin Pan Alley to today.

"That's Entertainment" was sure in abundance during last night's soiree which was attended by pianists Michael Feinstein, Billy Stritch, Mike Renzi, Michael Masci, Ron Abel, Matt Baker, and of course auction item Stephen Sorokoff, who as it turned out had a very easy gig. Guests were treated to spontaneous vocals by Anthony Nunziata, Nicole Henry, Angela Bacarai, Andrea Fierson, Rob Russell and Frank Frizalone.

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Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Steven Reineke, Music Director/Conductor The New York Pops & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Michael Masci

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Matt Baker

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Nicolas King & Mike Renzi

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Anthony Nunziata & Michael Masci

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Frank Frizalone & Michael Masci

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Stephen Sorokoff & Billy Stritch

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Will Nunziata, Sunny Sessa, Anthony Nunziata

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Stephen Sorokoff & Matt Baker

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Anthony Nunziata

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Michael Feinstein, Terrence Flannery, Jim Caruso

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Eda Sorokoff, Sunny Sessa, Valarie Christopher

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Bill Boggs & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Carole Koeppel & Sunny Sessa

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Michael Masci

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Stephen Sorokoff, Will Nunziata, Anthony Nunziata, Steven Reineke

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Eda Sorokoff & Steven Reineke

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Tom Postilio, Eda Sorokoff, Mickey Conlon

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Michael Feinstein & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Sunny Sessa & Joel Koeppel

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Stephen Sorokoff & Nicole Henry

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Jamie deRoy & Erich Bergen

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Joel Koeppel & Carole Koeppel

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Chuck Steffan & Ron Abel

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Mike Renzi & Sunny Sessa

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Nicolas King, Mickey Conlon, Tom Postilio Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Erich Bergen & Sunny Sessa

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Frank Frizalone & Eda Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Jim Caruso & Stephen Sorokoff

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Nicole Henry, Eda Sorokoff, Rob Russell

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs
Andrea Fierson

Photo Coverage: New York Pops Auction Item Raises Money For POPS/ED Programs


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