THE NEW YORK POPS OPENS ITS 2015–2016 CARNEGIE HALL SEASON WITH 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

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THE NEW YORK POPS OPENS ITS 2015–2016 CARNEGIE HALL SEASON WITH
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

Steven Reineke and The New York PopsThe 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
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 the Principal Pops Conductor Designate for 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. As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, 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. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands around the world. 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 9 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Sierra Boggess, Guest Artist
Steven Pasquale, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

MY FAVORITE THINGS: THE SONGS OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

Sponsored by Deloitte LLP

Tickets: $40–$122
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Friday, November 13 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Montego Glover, Guest Artist
Capathia Jenkins, Guest Artist
Sy Smith, Guest Artist

SOPHISTICATED LADIES

Tickets: $40–$122
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Friday, December 18 at 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Stephanie J. Block, Guest Artist
Brian d’Arcy James, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME IN THE CITY

Sponsored by Breguet, Exclusive Timepiece of Carnegie Hall

Tickets: $40–$122
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Sunday, December 20 at 3:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
CARNEGIE HALL FAMILY HOLIDAY CONCERT: THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
The New York Pops
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
John Bolton, Narrator
New York Theatre Ballet
Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director
Liza Gennaro, Director and Choreographer
Carmina de Dios, Costume Designer
TADA! Youth Theater
Janine Nina Trevens, Executive and Artistic Director
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor

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.

Tickets: $10–$25
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Friday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Jeremy Jordan, Guest Artist
Betsy Wolfe, Guest Artist

42ND ON 57TH: BROADWAY TODAY

Sponsored by KPMG LLP

Tickets: $40–$122
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Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
THE NEW YORK POPS

Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: SPIELBERG AND WILLIAMS

Sponsored by KPMG LLP

Tickets: $40–$122

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.

Image at top of release by © Michael Tammaro

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