THE NEW YORK POPS OPENS ITS 2014–2015 CARNEGIE HALL SEASON ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 WITH ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE—A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES, FEATURING GUEST ARTISTS RAJATON

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THE NEW YORK POPS OPENS ITS 2014–2015 CARNEGIE HALL SEASON ON
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 WITH ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE—A CELEBRATION OF THE
MUSIC OF THE BEATLES, FEATURING GUEST ARTISTS RAJATON

Additional Programs this Season Include: An Evening with the Orchestra,
Holiday Concerts with Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison, a
One-Night-Only Performance with Sutton Foster and
A Centennial Year Tribute to Frank Sinatra

London Philharmonic OrchestraThe New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, opens its 2014–2015 Carnegie Hall season on Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, with a program entitled All You Need Is Love: The Music of the Beatles. The concert—which celebrates both the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in America and their historic concerts at Carnegie Hall on February 12, 1964—features acclaimed Finnish six-voice a cappella ensemble Rajaton helping to recreate some of the Beatles’ greatest hits. Rajaton, which takes its name from the Finnish word for “boundless,” last appeared at Carnegie Hall with The New York Pops and Mr. Reineke in 2010, performing the music of ABBA.

Additional New York Pops performances at Carnegie Hall this season include By Special Request: An Evening with the Orchestra, on Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m., featuring popular European symphonic pieces; selections from great American composers such as Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein; and the New York premiere of Steven Reineke’s “Festival Te Deum”. The orchestra will be joined by Essential Voices USA under the direction of Judith Clurman.

On Friday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m., The New York Pops and Mr. Reineke offer a holiday program, Kelli and Matthew: Home for the Holidays, featuring stars of Broadway’s South Pacific Kelli O’Hara and Matthew Morrison (also Fox’s Glee) together with Essential Voices USA. The following afternoon, Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m., the orchestra and Mr. Reineke are featured in a concert version of the classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the beloved television special. New York Theatre Ballet and Essential Voices USA are also featured in the Carnegie Hall Family Concert. A free pre-concert activity will take place in the Resnick Education Wing prior to the concert. Reservations are required as space is limited.

In spring 2015, two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster joins the orchestra for One Night Only: Sutton Foster on Friday, March 13 at 8:00 p.m., making her solo Carnegie Hall debut. The New York Pops concludes its Carnegie Hall season on Friday, April 10 at 8:00 p.m., honoring Frank Sinatra’s centennial in a program entitled Let’s Be Frank, featuring Tony DeSare, Storm Large, Frankie Moreno, and Ryan Silverman.

About the Artists
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, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. 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. As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, where he served as Associate Conductor, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York City with his husband Eric Gabbard.

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.

Program Information
Friday, October 24 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Rajaton, Guest Artists

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: THE MUSIC OF THE BEATLES

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s arrival in America with their greatest hits recreated by the acclaimed Finnish vocal ensemble Rajaton.

Sponsored by Breguet, Exclusive Timepiece of Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $34–$120
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Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

BY SPECIAL REQUEST: AN EVENING WITH THE ORCHESTRA

This concert features popular symphonic pieces by European masters; selections from great American composers such as Copland, Gershwin, and Bernstein; and the New York premiere of “Festival Te Deum” written by The New York Pops’ very own Steven Reineke.

Sponsored by Deloitte LLP

Tickets: $34–$120
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Friday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Kelli O’Hara, Guest Artist
Matthew Morrison, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

KELLI AND MATTHEW: HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Broadway star Kelli O’Hara and Glee leading man Matthew Morrison are reunited in a program of seasonal classics and contemporary holiday songs.

Sponsored by KPMG LLP

Tickets: $34–$120
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Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT: THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
New York Theatre Ballet
Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director
Liza Gennaro, Director and Choreographer
Carmina de Dios, Costume Designer
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

Free pre-concert activities take place in the Resnick Education Wing. Reservations are required as space is limited.

Carnegie Hall Family Concerts are made possible, in part, by endowment gifts from The Irene Diamond Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Lester S. Morse Jr., and the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund.

Thanks to New York City Department of Homeless Services for supporting young fathers and their families at this concert.

Tickets: $10–$22
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Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Sutton Foster, Guest Artist

ONE NIGHT ONLY: SUTTON FOSTER

Join the two-time Tony Award–winning star of Thoroughly Modern Millie and Anything Goes in her solo debut at Carnegie Hall.

Sponsored by KPMG LLP

Tickets: $34–$120
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Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Tony DeSare, Storm Large, Frankie Moreno, and Ryan Silverman, Guest Artists

LET’S BE FRANK

In Frank Sinatra’s centennial year, four of today’s finest entertainers pay tribute to America’s original idol.

This performance is sponsored by Bank of America, Carnegie Hall’s Proud Season Sponsor.

Tickets: $34–$120
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Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.

Ticket Information
Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

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