New York Pops Season to Feature Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, Stephanie J. Block and Brian D'Arcy James

News   New York Pops Season to Feature Montego Glover, Capathia Jenkins, Stephanie J. Block and Brian D'Arcy James
 
A group of Tony Award nominees will join the New York Pops in their 2015-16 season, performing classic showtunes as well as works performed by musical icons Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

Montego Glover serves as a judge.
Montego Glover serves as a judge.

The season will open Oct. 9 at Carnegie Hall with My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, featuring Essential Voices USA along with guest artists. Sophisticated Ladies will follow on Nov. 13, featuring Tony Award nominee Montego Glover (Memphis, The Color Purple), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies, Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me) and Sy Smith.

Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, 9 to 5) and Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek the Musical, Time Stands Still) will be featured at It's Christmas Time in the City Dec. 18-19. The music of Broadway will be featured in 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today March 11, 2016. The season will conclude with Lights, Camera, Action: Spielberg and Williams April 8.

"We are thrilled to announce the lineup for The New York Pops 2015-16 season," music director Steven Reineke said in a statement. "Our terrific orchestra is looking forward to playing host to some incredible artists. I am excited to be able to offer such a wonderful variety of concerts for our 33rd season, and I'm eagerly anticipating another memorable year."

The season-at-a-glance follows.

My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Oct. 9 at 8 PM
Stern/Perelman
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Guest Artists To Be Announced

"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." Sophisticated Ladies
Nov. 13 at 8 PM
Stern/Perelman
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."

It's Christmas Time in the City
Dec. 18-19 at 8 PM
Stern/Perelman
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
"Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d'Arcy James help to make the season bright with a program of holiday favorites."

42nd on 57th: Broadway Today
March 11, 2016 at 8 PM
Stern/Perelman
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Guest Artists To Be Announced

"In an evening of theatre showstoppers, The New York Pops brings the best of Broadway uptown."

Lights, Camera, Action: Spielberg and Williams
April 8 at 8 PM
Stern/Perelman
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."

Visit newyorkpops.org for more information.

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