Photo Coverage: The New York Pops Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 80th Birthday
On November 19, 2010 at 8:00 PM in Carnegie Hall, Music Director and conductor Steven Reineke led The New York Pops in a concert of Stephen Sondheim's greatest songs and soliloquies, in commemoration of the composer's 80th birthday. Broadway favorites Kate Baldwin, Aaron Lazar, Christiane Noll and Alexander Gemignani joined the orchestra - and Essential Voices USA - in this vibrant tribute to one of musical theatre's greatest icons.
Described by The New York Times as "the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theatre," Sondheim is celebrated for his incomparable achievements as a composer and lyricist for the stage. His works have garnered more than sixty individual and collaborative Tony Awards, and among a host of other accolades, Stephen Sondheim has been awarded The Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors, a National Medal of Arts, and the Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre. This concert program will feature selections from his musical hits Company, A Little Night Music, Into The Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George, among others.
Steven Reineke (Musical Director and Conductor of The New York Pops) starts off the celebrations
Paul Betz and Alexander Gemignani
Christiane Noll and Renee Rakelle
Stephen Sondheim and Steven Reineke
Marilyn Maye and Steven Reineke