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My View: The Path To A Triumphant Evening

My View: The Path To A Triumphant Evening

This is not political and not about Trump. This was REALLY GREAT! and it’s as far from that mess as you can get (except for the fact that Trump Tower and Carnegie Hall are in the same neighborhood.) The path to a great evening of music and festivities started at The New York Pops Concert at Carnegie and continued with a spectacular dinner/dance at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel. The 33rd Birthday concert constructed by Maestro Steven Reineke had the sophisticated Carnegie sold out audience gasping in musical euphoria as an unbelievable group of performers sang the music of honorees Alain Boublil and Claude-Michael Schonberg. These extraordinary artists were accompanied by The 75 musicians of The New York Pops, Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA, Kids On Stage Students, Camp Broadway Kids and the Children of Ronald McDonald House. Steven Reineke’s musicianship and entrainment abilities created an evening that will remain in everyones musical memory highlights for years to come and he also set the bar to a very high level for future Pops Galas. If all that wasn’t enough, most of the great artists on stage continued down that path to the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Columbus Circle for a fantastic dinner/dance. If anyone thought these performers could only be entertaining on stage, check out these party photos. If any one thought that Steven Reineke could only orchestrate and conduct they, were in for a surprise as he was  devilishly impressive in a vocal duet with Norm Lewis.

(For another article by Stephen and complete photo coverage of this event go to Broadwayworld.com

The 33rd New York Pops Birthday Gala

The 33rd New York Pops Birthday Gala, Alain Boublil & Claude-Michael Schonberg, honorees

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The New York Pops

The New York Pops

Eric Gabbard & Lea Salonga

Eric Gabbard & Lea Salonga

Eric Gabbard, Patti LuPone, Steven Reineke,

Eric Gabbard, Patti LuPone, Steven Reineke, music director/conductor The New York Pops

Montego Glover, Steven Reineke, Stephanie J. Block

Montego Glover, Steven Reineke, Stephanie J. Block

Steven Reineke, Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer

Steven Reineke, Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Spencer

Eric gab bard, Stephen Sorokoff, Stephanie J. Block

Eric gab bard, Stephen Sorokoff, Stephanie J. Block

Stephanie J. Block & Stephen Sorokoff

Stephanie J. Block & Stephen Sorokoff

Eda Sorokoff, Richard Maltby Jr. Charlotte Maltby

Eda Sorokoff, Richard Maltby Jr. Charlotte Maltby

Eda Sorokoff, Caroline Sorokoff, Stephen Sorokoff

Eda Sorokoff, Caroline Sorokoff, Stephen Sorokoff

Jamie deRoy & Hugh Panaro

Jamie deRoy & Hugh Panaro

Steven Reineke, Norm Lewis

Steven Reineke, Norm Lewis

June Freemazon & Eda Sorokoff

June Freemazon & Eda Sorokoff

Carolyn Bolt & Jason Smoller

Carolyn Bolt & Jason Smoller

Eda Sorokoff, Frank DiLella NY1, Christopher DiLella, Caroline Sorokoff, Gold Coast Arts Center and International Film Festival

Eda Sorokoff, Frank DiLella NY1, Christopher DiLella, Caroline Sorokoff, Gold Coast Arts Center and International Film Festival

Steven Reineke & Eda Sorokoff

Steven Reineke & Eda Sorokoff

 

 

 

 

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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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