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The New York Pops Brings The Holidays Alive With The Sound of Music

The New York Pops Brings The Holidays Alive With The Sound of Music
Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony DeSare and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins joined The New York Pops’ annual holiday celebration.

Steven Reineke Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

The Pops started off with the “Holiday Overture” led by Steven Reineke into “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with Essential Voices USA.

Tony DeSare Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony DeSare took to the stage first with Frank Sinatra’s beloved arrangement of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”

Tony DeSare Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

He followed that up with the Johnny Mercer, Mel Torme “The Glow Worm.”

 Capathia Jenkins, Steven Reineke Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

First up for the fabulous Capathia Jenkins, a melodic “Winter Wonderland.”

 Capathia Jenkins Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Then channeling the great Ella Fitzgerald, Ms. Jenkins took on her arrangement on the classic “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.”

 Capathia Jenkins Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

DeSare was back with a laid back “Silver Bells,”

Tony DeSare Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

and the classic “I’ll be Home For Christmas.”

 Capathia Jenkins Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ms. Jenkins made Irving Berlin’s “I’ve got My Love To Keep Me Warm” sexily thrilling. Then she gave “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” just the right heartfelt emotions that make us love this Garland standard.

Tony DeSare,  Capathia Jenkins Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Together the combined for “Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow” with DeSare at the piano.

Steven Reineke Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

After the intermission the traditional “Jingle Bell Rock” had the New York Pops and Reineke jazzing out. The New York City premiere of “Eight Days of Life” in celebration of Hanukkah by Judith Clurman and David Chase was a lovely addition.

Tony DeSare Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Back at the piano DeSare sang his own song “Christmas For You and Me”

Tony DeSare Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Ms. Jenkins told about “The Secret of Christmas” as she looked googols in her gown.

 Capathia Jenkins, Steven Reineke Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Back to dueting “Baby It’s Cold Outside” gave us a new look at the lyrics by Fran Loesser.

Tony DeSare,  Capathia Jenkins Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Berlin’s “Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)”, gave us the meaning of the season.

Tony DeSare,  Capathia Jenkins Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Santa was on hand to conduct “Jingle Bells.

Santa Claus Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

As was Pecan Pie, Santa’s helper.

Tony DeSare, Capathia Jenkins, Steven Reineke Pecan Pie, Santa Claus Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

A serious of “Jingle Bells” was sung first by Capathia, then a fabulous rendition by DeSare where he did renditions of the song, sung by celebrities like Elton John, Neil Diamond and Rupert Holmes.

Tony DeSare, Capathia Jenkins, Steven Reineke, Pecan Pie, Santa Claus Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Not to be out done the “Jingle, Jangle Sing Along” had the audience singing in tune.

Tony DeSare, Capathia Jenkins, Essential Voices USA, Steven Reineke, Pecan Pie, Santa Claus Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

For two nights New York audiences were treated to the spirit and the joy of the holiday season thanks to our wonderful New York Pops.

Judith Clurman and Essential Voices USA Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Do not miss their next concerts. On January 24th Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein with Laura Michelle Kelly and
Max von Essen. On February 14th give yourself a Valentines treat with I’m Every Woman: Divas on Stage with Mandy Gonzalez, Carrie Manolakos, and
Alex Newell and on March 27th Movie Night: The Scores of John Williams.

Judith Clurman, Bob McGrath and Steven Reineke
Alice Wolterman, Joe Torre, Capathia Jenkins, John Such and Steven Reineke
Capathia Jenkins, Santa Claus, Pecan Pie and Steven Reineke
Tony DeSare, Steven Reineke and Capathia Jenkins
Pecan Pie, Tony DeSare, Steven Reineke, Capathia Jenkins and Santa Claus
Tony DeSare, Capathia Jenkins, Steven Reineke, Judith Clurman, Pecan Pie and Santa Claus with members of Essential Voices USA that include – Maria Becvar, Tim Koch, Conner Cheek, Christopher Savino ,Norman Schwab, Katherine Owens,Robert Barksdale, Sarah Thorn, Taylor Martin, Leslie Hart, Katie Cochrane, Alonzo Johnson, Amanda Ackman,Joseph Zook, Matt Leonard, Rebecca Posteraro, Derek Hake, Allison Stanley, William Maxwell Kuenzer, Nicholas Harbison
David Chase, Judith Clurman and Steven Reineke
Tony DeSare and Capathia Jenkins

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Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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