Tony Winners Menzel and Rose Premiere Flaherty Suite at Carnegie Hall April 27

News   Tony Winners Menzel and Rose Premiere Flaherty Suite at Carnegie Hall April 27
 
Ragtime composer Stephen Flaherty and lyricist William Schermerhorn's American River Suite — dedicated to Henry Hudson's historic voyage — makes its world premiere April 27 at Carnegie Hall as part of The New York Pops' 26th Birthday Gala.
Anika Noni Rose
Anika Noni Rose Photo by Andrew Macpherson

Tony Award winners Idina Menzel and Anika Noni Rose will premiere the piece, which was commissioned for the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks. Liz Smith hosts the concert, which honors the tenth anniversary of Feinstein's at Loews Regency and its co-creators Michael Feinstein and Jonathan Tisch.

Steven Reineke conducts The New York Pops, and the 7 PM evening also boasts performances by Tony Award winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Barbara Cook as well as Cheyenne Jackson, Brian d'Arcy James, Ashford & Simpson, Tony Martin, Sara Caswell and cabaret favorite Feinstein.

Joining the orchestra onstage will be 20 junior high school-aged students from The New York Pops' Salute to Music education program who will perform "Conjunction Junction" and "Figure Eight" with "Schoolhouse Rock" composer Bob Dorough.

A dinner dance at the Pierre Hotel will follow the gala concert.

Tickets, priced $55-$150, are available by calling (212) 247-7800. For more information visit www.carnegiehall.org. For more information about the benefit dinner dance at the Pierre, call (646) 435-4875.

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