The evening was a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops.
See Aaron Lazar and Stephanie Block Offer "A Cabaret Evening" at Feinstein's/54 Below
Aaron Lazar was joined by his Music Director and Pianist Jesse Kissel, cellist Sarah Carter, and drummer Dan Weiner. Stephanie J. Block was accompanied by her Music Director and Pianist Ben Cohn, cellist Allison Seidner, and drummer Sean McDaniel.
Since 2006, the PopsEd residency at Ronald McDonald House® New York has helped children fighting cancer discover their creative voice by teaching basic musical, creative writing and instrumental techniques. The multi-faceted program meets twice weekly and includes piano lessons and a choir, along with Rockin’ the House, a special residency created for pre-teens and teenagers. Music lessons help the children and families retain a sense of normalcy, nurturing emotional growth and well-being.