New York Pops 2012-13 Season Populated by Seth MacFarlane, Norm Lewis, Paulo Szot, Kelli O'Hara, Music of Stephen Schwartz | Playbill

News New York Pops 2012-13 Season Populated by Seth MacFarlane, Norm Lewis, Paulo Szot, Kelli O'Hara, Music of Stephen Schwartz
Broadway music and stars will punctuate the 2012-13 of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, music director Steven Reineke announced on Jan. 26. Paulo Szot, Kelli O'Hara and the work of Wicked songwriter Stephen Schwartz will be heard.

Kelli O'Hara
Kelli O'Hara Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

The five-concert subscription series will also include tributes to songwriter Sammy Cahn and the groundbreaking team of musical dramatists Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

The season's performers include Broadway's Julia Murney, O'Hara, Szot, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane (himself a respected crooner), Pink Martini, 
Essential Voices USA and New York Theater Ballet.

This marks the Pops' 30th season. Here's the Pops 2012-13 Carnegie Hall season at a glance:

Oct. 12, 8 PM, Stern/Perelman
Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Aaron Lazar, Kelli O'Hara, Paulo Szot, Guest Artists
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
New York Theatre Ballet, Diana Byer, Artistic Director

"South Pacific stars Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot reunite to perform the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the prolific duo who created Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and other classic musicals from the golden age of Broadway."

Nov. 9, 8 PM, Stern/Perelman
By Special Request: An Evening with the Orchestra
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor

"Starring the musicians of The New York Pops, this program features favorite symphonic repertoire including Ravel's Bolero, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, Shostakovich's Festive Overture, and the world premiere of a new fanfare composed by Steven Reineke." Dec. 14 & 15, 8 PM, Stern/Perelman
Pink Martini: Joy to the World
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor

"Influenced by Latin music, jazz, cabaret, cinema scores, and more, Pink Martini creates a fabulously eclectic, modern sound. This special multi-denominational holiday concert features songs from the band's best-selling album, 'Joy to the World.'"

March 8, 2013, 8 PM, Stern/Perelman
Come Fly with Me: The Songs of Sammy Cahn
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Seth MacFarlane, Guest Artist

"Academy Award-winning songwriter Sammy Cahn helped shape the careers of legends such as Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, and Dean Martin. Modern-day crooner Seth MacFarlane, creator of 'Family Guy,' performs some of Cahn's biggest hits, including 'High Hopes' and 'Come Fly With Me.'"

April 12, 2013, 8 PM, Stern/Perelman
The Wizard and I: The Musical Journey of Stephen Schwartz
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Jennifer Laura Thompson, Guest Artists

"Celebrate Stephen Schwartz's 65th birthday and the 10th anniversary of his hit musical Wicked, with a program that highlights his compositions."

The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Led by music director Steven Reineke, the orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops was founded by Skitch Henderson in 1983 with a mission to create greater public awareness and appreciation of America's rich musical heritage.

For subscription tickets and information, call (212) 247-7800 or visit Single tickets will be available to the public beginning Aug. 27, 2012.

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