The series — featuring the famed orchestra — will kick off Oct. 17 at 8 PM with The Bernstein Songbook. Part of the previously announced Bernstein: The Best of All Possible Worlds tribute, the evening will feature Jekyll & Hyde's Christiane Noll with Constantine Kitsopoulos conducting the orchestra. New York Songs: A Love Letter to the City is the title of the Nov. 7 concert, which will feature Vinnie Falcone and Eric Stern as conductors. Guest vocalists will include former Hairspray co-stars Laura Bell Bundy and Linda Hart as well as Jack Jones and Clint Holmes. The concert will include classic songs about New York as well as Kenneth Laub's original tunes about the city.
The New York Pops will welcome the King's Singers Dec. 19 and 20 at 8 PM. The King's Singers Holiday will boast a program of holiday favorites; Rob Fisher will be the evening's musical director.
On March 6, 2009, the Pops will present an evening of tunes from the James Bond films. The Music of James Bond will include songs from 1962's "Dr. No" through 2006's "Casino Royal." Carl Davis will conduct the concert, which begins at 8 PM.
The Pops will celebrate the music of Charles Strouse April 3 in an evening titled Once Upon a Time and Tomorrow: The Best of Charles Strouse. Concertgoers can expect to hear tunes from Annie, Applause, Bye Bye Birdie and more. Martin Yates will conduct the 8 PM performance.
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