Sutton Foster, Alan Cumming, Kelli O'Hara & More to Take Part in New York Pops' 2015 Gala, Honoring Rob & Kathleen Marshall
On Monday, May 4, 2015, The New York Pops marks its 32nd birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the work of music honoree Kathleen Marshall and music honoree Rob Marshall. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event are stars Matthew Broderick, Renée Fleming, Kelli O'Hara, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. The performance will highlight the Marshalls' work on stage and screen, with appearances by Broadway stars Alan Cumming, Sutton Foster, Donna Murphy, Bebe Neuwirth, Kelli O'Hara, and Rachel York. Additional artists will be announced at a later date.
The gala concert will also feature students from The New York Pops' Kids On Stage program in their Carnegie Hall debuts performing alongside the orchestra musicians, the Ronald McDonald House Rockin' the House Band and Singers, and Camp Broadway Kids, led by Artistic Director Tony Parise and Music Director Christine Riley. Following the concert, a black tie dinner dance will be held at the elegant Mandarin Oriental New York.
Single tickets for the concert range from $65 to $160. Sales to the public begin Monday, March 9, 2015.
Tickets to the full gala evening range from $1,250 (concert and dinner seating for one) to $50,000 (premier concert seating and dinner table for eight). For more information about the black-tie dinner and dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York, call 212-765-7677 or visit www.newyorkpops.org.
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. Under the leadership of dynamic Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music. The orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children's hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun.
Steven Reineke is the Music Director and Conductor of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Pops Conductor Designate of the Houston Symphony, beginning in the 2017-2018 season. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton and Pittsburgh.