MY FAVORITE THINGS: THE MUSIC OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN
ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
Five Additional Programs To Follow, Including Sophisticated Ladies
Featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, and Sy Smith on November 13
|The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, opens its 2015–2016 Carnegie Hall season on Friday, October 9 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with a program entitled My Favorite Things: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The concert, celebrating the music of the creators of such classic Broadway musicals as Carousel, The King and I, and The Sound of Music, features guest artists Sierra Boggess (It Shoulda Been You, the forthcoming School of Rock) and Steven Pasquale (The Bridges of Madison County, Carousel at Chicago Lyric Opera), along with Essential Voices USA under the direction of Judith Clurman.
On Friday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m., The New York Pops and Steven Reineke continue their season when they are joined by Montego Glover (It Shoulda Been You, Memphis), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies), and soul singer Sy Smith for Sophisticated Ladies—a concert celebrating the music of Billie Holiday in the centennial year of her birth, as well as paying tribute to other groundbreaking icons of American popular song like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Dinah Washington.
The New York Pops and Mr. Reineke return to Carnegie Hall in December for its annual holiday concerts. It’s Christmas Time in the City, on Friday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m., features Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Brian d’Arcy James (Something Rotten!) alongside Essential Voices USA. The following afternoon, Sunday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m., The New York Pops and Maestro Reineke together with the New York Theatre Ballet, TADA! Youth Theater, and Essential Voices USA, are featured in a special holiday Carnegie Hall Family Concert, A Charlie Brown Christmas, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the iconic television special created by Charles M. Schulz.
In spring 2016, guest artists Jeremy Jordan (Finding Neverland, Newsies) and Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway: The Musical) are featured in 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today, an evening of modern musical theater hits on Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m. The New York Pops and Mr. Reineke conclude their Carnegie Hall season on Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m., paying tribute to the collaborations between Academy Award winners Steven Spielberg and John Williams in Lights, Camera, Action: Spielberg and Williams.
About the Artists
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.
MY FAVORITE THINGS: THE SONGS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN
Sponsored by Deloitte LLP
Friday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Friday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m.
IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE CITY
Sponsored by Breguet, Exclusive Timepiece of Carnegie Hall
Sunday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
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 the New York City Administration for Children’s Services and the New York City Department of Homeless Services for supporting families at these concerts.
Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
42ND ON 57TH: BROADWAY TODAY
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Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: SPIELBERG AND WILLIAMS
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Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
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