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My View: The Excitement Continues At The New York Pops Opening Night Party

My View: The Excitement Continues At The New York Pops Opening Night Party

After The New York Pops Season Opening Concert the excitement continued with Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke and guests artists Ali Ewoldt and Matt Doyle at The Pops after party.  The concert celebrated the orchestra’s 35th season and the centennial of the birth of the orchestra’s founder Skitch Henderson.

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.  Maestro Reineke continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music in all the seasons concerts.  Megan Hilty will be guest artist in the next New York Pops Concert on Dec 15 & 16th which is titled The Most Wonderful Time of Year.‘Tis the season for the orchestra’s annual program of holiday classics and festive surprises. Along with Broadway superstar Megan Hilty (Wicked, 9 to 5, Noises Off) and the full New York Pops orchestra will be Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA to ring in the holidays at Carnegie Hall.

Steven Reineke, Music Director/Conductor The New York Pops

Ali Ewoldt & Parents

Anne M. Swanson, Executive Director, Patty Read, Ruthanne Ruzicka, Jim Read, Board Member

Steven Reineke & Matt Doyle

Cesar Ricci & Bill Sullivan, Board Member

Jim Read, Anne M. Swanson, Jim Englander, Board Member

June Freemazon, Patty Read, Ruthanne Ruzicka

Eric Gabbard & Steven Reineke

Brian Woodsdale, Steven Reineke, Stephen Sorokoff


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is thrilled to be the cabaret/ music and co-theatre editor. email:

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