The upcoming season, featuring new music director Steven Reineke, will kick off Oct. 9 with Wayne Brady's Sammy and Sam: A Tribute to Sammy Davis Jr. and Sam Cooke. Brady, the Emmy-winning TV star seen on Broadway in Chicago, will perform at 8 PM. Too Marvelous for Words: A Johnny Mercer Centennial Concert will be presented Nov. 20 at 8 PM. Guest artists will include Anne Hampton Callaway (Swing! Tony nominee) and N'Kenge. Expect such Mercer classics as "Laura," "Dream," "Blues in the Night," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "One for My Baby," "Hooray for Hollywood" and "Moon River."
The New York Pops will celebrate the holidays with vocalist Sandi Patty Dec. 18 and 19 at 8 PM. The seasonal offering will also include the Young People's Chorus of New York City. John Morris Russell will conduct. A Family Concert will also be presented Dec. 19 at 2 PM.
On March 12 the Pops will offer Celtic Music: A Saint Patrick's Day Celebration. The 8 PM concert will boast the talents of Ronan Tynan, Méav, Liz Knowles and Kieran O'Hare.
For ticket information visit www.carnegiehall.org.