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
|The 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
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.
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
Friday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m.
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
Friday, December 19 at 8:00 p.m.
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
Sunday, December 21 at 3:00 p.m.
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.
Friday, March 13, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
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
Friday, April 10, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
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.
Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall.
Image at top of release by Michael Tammaro