Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden Kick Off New York Pops Season at Carnegie Hall Tonight

News   Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden Kick Off New York Pops Season at Carnegie Hall Tonight Julian Ovenden ("Downton Abbey") and Sierra Boggess star in the New York Pops concert, My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein at Carnegie Hall Oct. 9, kicking off the New York Pops' 2015-16 season.
Julian Ovenden
Julian Ovenden

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

The program features numbers from all 11 of the team's 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 by the New York Pops is also set to feature Jeremy Jordan and Betsy Wolfe 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.

Photo Archive: Celebrating the Greatest Stage Roles of Sierra Boggess

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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