The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, continues its 2018-19 season with Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway on Friday, November 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, joined by New York Theatre Ballet and Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA. The concert features musical theater favorites from the past to present day including the Overture to Anything Goes, “Make Them Hear You” from Ragtime, “Quintet (Tonight)” from West Side Story, and “You Will Be Found” from Dear Evan Hansen.
“This concert features some of the absolute best music ever written for the Broadway stage,” said Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor. “Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway will showcase the great musicians of our orchestra. We are also joined by two organizations of unparalleled artistic merit – Essential Voices USA and New York Theatre Ballet. Their directors, Judith Clurman and Diana Byer, and I have worked on a program that we think is absolutely thrilling: from Anything Goes to Ragtime, from West Side Story to Dear Evan Hansen, this really is the Best of Broadway.”
Additional concerts in The New York Pops’ 2018-19 season at Carnegie Hall include: Roll Over Beethoven on Friday, October 19 at 8:00 p.m. with Frankie Moreno; Under the Mistletoe on Friday, December 21 and Saturday, December 22 at 8:00 p.m. with Ashley Brown; Unforgettable on Friday, February 8 at 8:00 p.m. with Billy Porter; and Movie Mixtape on Friday, March 15 at 8:00 p.m. with Storm Large, Ashley Park, Ryan Shaw, and Ryan Silverman.
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. Under the dynamic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music. The orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall and a summer series at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children’s hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun.
Steven Reineke is the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston Symphony and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include Seattle, Edmonton and Pittsburgh. As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the composer of symphonic and wind ensemble compositions, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide.
With its ever-expanding repertory, New York Theatre Ballet’s programming brings fresh insight to classic revivals paired with the modern sensibilities of both established and up-and-coming choreographers. Going strong on the cusp of the 40th season, New York Theatre Ballet’s diversity in repertory explores the past while boldly taking risks on the future.
Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) is one of New York’s preeminent choral ensembles. EVUSA performs in many of the city’s iconic venues and events, and records and premieres works by America’s finest composers and lyricists. Regularly on stage with The New York Pops in its Carnegie Hall subscription series, and televised on NBC’s July 4th Macy’s 2014 Spectacular Fireworks and the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting, the ensemble comprises a talented roster of seasoned professionals and auditioned volunteers, dynamically fitted to the unique needs of each project. EVUSA participated in the 2013 Presidential Inaugural activities and held a month-long residency at National Public Radio. The ensemble has performed with a diverse and impressive array of artists including the young opera sensation Jamie Barton, Broadway star Idina Menzel and numerous musical theater luminaries. EVUSA has premiered works by composers Milton Babbitt, Jennifer Higdon, Nico Muhly, and Howard Shore. The group currently produces The Composer Speaks at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, a series of musical performances complemented by panel discussions with composers and lyricists. EVUSA Youth Workshop provides select high school students the opportunity to participate with the main ensemble in the heart of New York City’s music scene. The ensemble’s recordings include Celebrating the American Spirit, Cherished Moments: Songs of the Jewish Spirit, Holiday Harmonies: Songs of Christmas, and Season of Light: Songs of Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, New Year. EVUSA’s music director Music Director Judith Clurman is an Emmy and Grammy-nominated conductor and educator. She also is the musical director for The Symphony Singers and is on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music.
THE NEW YORK POPS
Song and Dance: The Best of Broadway
Friday, November 16,2018 at 8:00 p.m.
Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
New York Theatre Ballet
Diana Byer, Founder and Artistic Director
Essential Voices USA
Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Tickets, priced at $20 to $145, are available for purchase at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website at carnegiehall.org.
Images at top of release by Richard Termine