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My View: A Late-Comer Runs Down The Aisle And Onto The Stage At Carnegie Hall Last Night

My View: A Late-Comer Runs Down The Aisle And Onto The Stage At Carnegie Hall Last Night

For the 99.99% of the audience who arrive on time at a concert it’s always irritating to be distracted by late-comers being ushered to their seats. There is one fellow who is consistently tardy around this time of year, arriving really late towards the end of the evening. However this time the audience cheered because the late-comer was Santa Claus who charged down the aisle of Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium at the Christmas concert of The New York Pops. He was invited by Maestro Steven Reineke to conduct the orchestra. Santa didn’t bring any presents for the overflowing loyal audience members, but The New York Pops and Steven Reineke had quite a few gifts for the 2,500 guests. The music and artistry of Stephanie J. Block, Brian d’Arcy James, and Judith Clurman’s Essentail Voices USA were all anyone needed for Christmas. It was a thrilling concert which will be repeated tonight. Sorry, Santa doesn’t have any more tickets left for you.

 

Santa Claus

Santa Claus, Carnegie Hall

Santa Claus

Santa Claus

Maestro Santa Claus

Maestro Santa Claus

Steven Reineke, Music Director/Conductor The New York Pops

Steven Reineke, Music Director/Conductor The New York Pops, Stephanie J. Block, Brian d’Arcy James

Judith Clurman

Judith Clurman

Judith Clurman & Richard Maltby Jr.

Judith Clurman & Richard Maltby Jr.

The Maestro Suite

The Maestro Suite, Carnegie Hall

The New York Pops, It's Christmas Time In The City

The New York Pops, It’s Christmas Time In The City

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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 Broadwayworld.com, T2Conline.com and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen Sorokoff@gmail.com

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