"Downton Abbey" Star Set to Replace Steven Pasquale in New York Pops Rodgers and Hammerstein Concert

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"Downton Abbey" actor Julian Ovenden will replace previously announced Steven Pasquale in the New York Pops concert, My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. He joins Sierra Boggess for the Oct. 9 event at Carnegie Hall, which kicks off the New York Pops' 2015-16 season.

Julian Ovenden
Julian Ovenden

Led by music director Steven Reineke, Boggess and Ovenden will pay tribute to the music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein in the one-night-only concert, honoring the duo's celebrated catalogue. The will perform alongside Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA.

The program will feature numbers from all eleven of the collaborations; selections include “A Wonderful Guy” and “There Is Nothin’ Like a Dame” from South Pacific, “The Sound of Music” from The Sound of Music, and the Cinderella Waltz from Cinderella.

The 33rd season is also set to feature Jeremy Jordan and Betsy Wolfe with The New York Pops and Maestro Steven Reineke in 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today, an evening of modern musical theatre hits, scheduled for March 2016.

The slate also includes Sophisticated Ladies, paying tribute to Billie Holiday and other groundbreaking female artists from Ella Fitzgerald to Dinah Washington, featuring Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins and Sy Smith; as well as a program of holiday favorites featuring Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d'Arcy James

Here is the complete season at a glance:  Oct. 9
My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Sierra Boggess, Guest Artist
Julian Ovenden, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Join The New York Pops for an evening honoring the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, whose work has captured the hearts of every generation of music lovers.

Nov. 13
Sophisticated Ladies
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Montego Glover, Guest Artist
Capathia Jenkins, Guest Artist
Sy Smith, Guest Artist
In the centennial year of her birth, the orchestra celebrates Billie Holiday and other groundbreaking icons of American popular song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Sarah Vaughan to Dinah Washington.

Dec. 18-19
It’s Christmas Time in the City
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Stephanie J. Block, Guest Artist
Brian d’Arcy James, Guest Artist
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor


March 11, 2016
42nd on 57th: Broadway Today
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Jeremy Jordan, Guest Artist
Betsy Wolfe, Guest Artist
In an evening of theatre showstoppers, The New York Pops brings the best of Broadway uptown.

April 8, 2016
Lights, Camera, Action: Spielberg and Williams
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
The musicians of the orchestra take centerstage in this tribute to the legendary collaborations between Academy Award winners Steven Spielberg and John Williams.

All performances will take place at Carnegie Hall. For more information and to purchase subscription tickets, visit CarnegieHall or call (212) 247-7800.

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