Cincinnati Pops Presents New Year's Eve With Ryan Silverman

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Enjoy the Cincinnati Pops' beloved New Year's Eve concert at 8 PM on December 31 inside historic Music Hall as Susie Benchasil Seiter guest conducts the Orchestra.

Ms. Seiter (who replaces the previously-announced guest conductor Kristin Blodgette) and the Cincinnati Pops will be joined by actor and vocalist Ryan Silverman, best known for his starring roles in Broadway's Side-Show, Chicago, and The Phantom of the Opera. At the Pops' New Year's Eve concert, Mr. Silverman will perform selections from his New York club act, including classic "cocktail hour" hits, such as "Luck Be a Lady", "Birth of the Blues", and "So in Love".

The Cincinnati Pops is grateful to the Pops Series Sponsor, PNC. Major underwriting for the Pops is provided by Mrs. Edyth B. Lindner. Presenting Sponsor for this concert is The Dr. John and Louise Mulford Fund for the CSO.

Tickets start at $25 and are available by calling: 513-381-3300 or visiting www.cincinnatipops.org

At a glance: Bid farewell to 2018 inside Cincinnati's iconic Music Hall as guest vocalist Ryan Silverman brings his smooth and sultry sounds to the Cincinnati Pops. Susie Benchasil Seiter conducts the Orchestra, blending the best of timeless cocktail hour pop (think Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole) with an upbeat champagne sparkle.

Susie Benchasil Seiter is a prolific conductor and orchestrator for film, television, video games, and live concerts. She recently completed a worldwide orchestra tour as conductor and music director for multiple Grammy- winning Evanescence and Billboard Music Award winner and YouTube sensation, Lindsey Stirling.

Ms. Seiter is perhaps best known for orchestrating and conducting the remarkably successful orchestral concert tours The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. Combined, these tours have been performed more than 300 times by some of the world's most respected orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic at London's Apollo Hammersmith, The Orchestra of St. Luke's at Madison Square Garden, the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, and the Sydney Symphony at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Seiter excels in leading popular symphonic film concerts such as Frozen Live and Pixar in Concert.

Parallel to her active concert career, Ms. Seiter has worked alongside her husband, composer Chad Seiter, conducting and orchestrating his music to many AAA video game titles that include some of history's most popular and enduring franchises: Star Trek: The Video Game and LEGO Jurassic World. She recently finished orchestrating and conducting his score to Microsoft Studios' major game release, ReCore. This ambitious endeavor, recorded at the late George Martin's AIR Studios in Lyndhurst Hall, featured the London Philharmonia, full chorus, a large rock ensemble, and comprehensive electronics. She also completed the orchestration for the symphonic film premiere of a Little Mermaid Live at the Hollywood Bowl.

Also a frequent collaborator with Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, Seiter orchestrated The Banner Saga series as well as his BAFTA nominated score, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

Susie Seiter was on the orchestration team for Universal Pictures' film Minions and Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak. She was also the lead orchestrator on the upcoming Sony Pictures feature film Patient Zero for composer Michael Wandmacher, which signified their 25th collaboration together over the course of 12 years.

Ms. Seiter believes that orchestral music should be shared and celebrated by all generations, and she takes great pride in her contributions as a conductor and orchestrator. Originally from Baltimore, Seiter now calls Los Angeles home, where she lives with Chad and their son Samuel.

Ryan Silverman, guest vocalist Ryan Silverman starred in Side Show on Broadway for which he received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor. Other Broadway credits include star turns as Billy Flynn in Chicago and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera. Silverman received Drama Desk and Drama League nominations for his performance as Giorgio in CSC's production of Passion. He has appeared at the Kennedy Center as Sir Lancelot alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell in Camelot, and as Terry Connor in Side Show. Internationally, Silverman has starred in the Théâtre du Châtelet's acclaimed production of Passion, opposite Natalie Dessay, and as Tony in the Olivier- nominated 2008 West End production of West Side Story. Silverman also recently starred in the concert version of West Side Story with the Philadelphia Orchestra and in The Golden Apple at New York's City Center "Encores!"

Other credits include Cry-Baby on Broadway, Finian's Rainbow (Irish Repertory Theater), and The Most Happy Fella at New York City Opera. He recently made his debut at Papermill, starring in Ken Ludwig's "A Comedy of Tenors." Silverman starred as Sky in the first national tour of Mamma Mia! and Jose in the world premiere of the new musical Carmen at La Jolla Playhouse. Silverman has also played the role of Rapunzel's Prince in Into The Woods at MUNY.

Silverman has performed his club act New York's Café Carlyle in a month-long residency, as well as Feinstein's at the Regency. Concert performances include with the New York Pops (Carnegie Hall), the Seattle Symphony with Marvin Hamlisch, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly Pops, Vancouver Symphony, the Cincinnati Pops, Utah Symphony, Houston Symphony, Detroit Symphony, and Edmonton Symphony, among others.



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