The New York Pops, led by music director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage March 10. Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck will spotlight the iconic partnership of Fred Ebb and John Kander, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year.
The 8 PM concert will feature highlights from Kander and Ebb’s five-decade partnership, including selections from Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Scottsboro Boys, and Chicago. Guest artists Levy and Yazbeck will be backed by the 78-piece New York Pops.
“Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck are absolutely terrific triple threats—they are both spectacular actors, dancers, and singers,” said music director and conductor Reineke. “I can’t wait for them to join our fantastic New York Pops orchestra in a truly wonderful concert celebrating the 90th birthday of one of Broadway’s biggest heroes. John Kander and Fred Ebb worked together for nearly 50 years, producing some of the best and most enduring music in the musical theatre canon. If their illustrious careers are any indication, this concert is destined to be a hit!”
As the orchestra continues its year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of its flagship education program, Kids in the Balcony, the orchestra has announced that Yazbeck will become a PopsEd Ambassador; the PopsEd Ambassadors are brought together in an effort to raise awareness of the programs PopsEd offers to the community.
Yazbeck, who will be seen in Manhattan Concert Productions’ 25th anniversary concert of Crazy For You, is also a featured performer on Playbill’s star-studded Broadway On the High Seas 8; click here for more information.
The New York Pops’ 34th season will conclude with You’ve Got a Friend: A Celebration of Singers and Songwriters April 21 at 8 PM at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage featuring Will Chase, Jessie Mueller, and Adrienne Warren. The concert will pay tribute to the soundtrack of a generation, inspired by the music of James Taylor, Carole King, and more.