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My View: I Always Wondered How Those Sounds Were Created – Last Night I Found Out

My View: I Always Wondered How Those Sounds Were Created – Last Night I Found Out

Remember those fantastic stereophonic vinyl records of Broadway Cast Albums of the Golden Age of Broadway? Before the needle wore out the grooves a bit, I would close my eyes as the waves of the melodic songs played by large orchestras and sung by magnificent voices filled my room. I tried to imagine what the musicians and performers looked like filling the recording studio and making such wonderful music. Well, watching Maestro Steven Reineke at the opening night concert of The New York Pops celebrating the music of Lerner and Loewe and hearing Laura Osnes sing “I Could Have Danced All Night” brought those old LP’s to life.The thrill of seeing how the music happens was on the stage of Carnegie Hall last night.  You can’t hear those awesome sounds anywhere else.  The Pops opening night concert was as much a celebration of Lerner & Loewe as it was of the music magnificence that 150 musicians and singers on stage can produce.   Steven Reineke, The New York Pops, Laura Osnes, Nathan Gunn, Colin Donnell and Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA  gave everyone a thrill at Carnegie Hall last night.  I hope it was recorded!

One thing I didn’t get to see back then is how the performers celebrated after making such wonderful music.  Here are photos of The New York Pops After Party.

(For another article by Stephen & complete photos of this event go to Broadwayworld.com)

Steven Reineke & Laura Osnes

Steven Reineke & Laura Osnes

Steven Reineke, Laura Osnes, Colin Donnell, Nathan Gunn, Judith Clurman

Steven Reineke, Laura Osnes, Colin Donnell, Nathan Gunn, Judith Clurman

Laura Osnes, Colin Donnell, Nathan Gunn

Laura Osnes, Colin Donnell, Nathan Gunn

Judith Clurman & Steven Reineke

Judith Clurman & Steven Reineke

Ann M. Swanson & William T. Sullivan

Anne M Swanson, Executive Director & William T. Sullivan, Board Member

Laura Osnes, Nathan Johnson, Eda Sorokoff

Laura Osnes, Nathan Johnson, Eda Sorokoff

James A. Read, Chairman Board of Directors & Guests

James A. Read, Chairman Board of Directors & Guests

June Freemazon, Board Member & Judith Clurman

June Freemazon, Board Member & Judith Clurman

Eda Sorokoff & Eric Gabbard

Eda Sorokoff & Eric Gabbard

Jamie deRoy, Laura Osnes, Sandra McFarland, Nathan Johnson

Jamie deRoy, Laura Osnes, Sandra McFarland, Nathan Johnson

Steven Reineke

    Steven Reineke
Steven Reineke & Laura Osnes

Steven Reineke & Laura Osnes

"You Are Here"

“You Are Here”

(For more photos of this event go to Broadwayworld.com)

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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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