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MY VIEW: Bill & Hillary Entertained by Montego Glover and Tony Yazbeck at New York Pops Benefit

MY VIEW: Bill & Hillary Entertained by Montego Glover and Tony Yazbeck at New York Pops Benefit

Music Director/conductor Steven Reineke hosted the “New York Pops Underground” at Feinstein’s/54 Below last night, and the chairs of the event Hillary and Bill Weldon were so surrounded by PopsEd supporters that I couldn’t get a photo of them. It was a festive evening benefiting the PopsEd programs which featured powerful performances by Tony Award Nominees Montego Glover & Tony Yazbeck. The New York Pops educational component, PopsEd ensures that thousands of children have the opportunity to see the orchestra and receive music education in New York City schools by bringing in professional musicians into city classrooms. Maestro Reineke presented Patricia Cooper, Principal of PS 175 the  first ever New York Pops award recognizing the distinguished educator for her commitment to arts and music education in her Queens school. It was another great evening with Steven Reineke and all the folks connected to the New York Pops, and much gratitude to Bill & Hillary who I’m sure we will see at all the upcoming New York Pops concerts at Carnegie Hall.

Steven Reineke, music director/conductor The New York Pops

Steven Reineke, music director/conductor The New York Pops

Patricia Cooper, Principal PS 175 & Steven Reineke

Patricia Cooper, Principal PS 175 & Steven Reineke

Tony Yazbeck & Montego Glover

Tony Yazbeck & Montego Glover

Dyan Machan, Johan de Meij, Composer,conductor, June Freemazon, New York Pops Board

Dyan Machan, Johan de Meij, Composer,conductor, June Freemazon, New York Pops Board

Eric Gabbard & Eda Sorokoff

Eric Gabbard & Eda Sorokoff

The New York Pops Underground

The New York Pops Underground

Maestro Steven Reineke

Maestro Steven Reineke

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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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