O'Hara and Szot will Join New York Pops for Lerner and Loewe Evening; Song List Announced

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The New York Pops will present an evening of songs by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe April 16 at Carnegie Hall.
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The 8 PM concert will boast the talents of original South Pacific revival co-stars Kelli O’Hara and Tony winner Paulo Szot as well as tenor Michael Slattery, The Clurman Singers and dancers from the New York Theatre Ballet.

Expect songs from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Paint Your Wagon, Gigi and Brigadoon.

Steven Reineke, music director for the Pops, said in a statement, "I’m very excited to close out my inaugural season with The New York Pops by presenting a spectacular evening of music by the great duo Lerner and Loewe. They created some of the most memorable music in Broadway history."

The program for the evening follows:

Lerner and Loewe Overture
Camelot (1960)
“Camelot” (Paulo Szot / The Clurman Singers)
“What Do the Simple Folk Do?” (Kelli O’Hara / Paulo Szot)
“If Ever I Would Leave You” (Paulo Szot) Paint Your Wagon (1951)
“I Talk to the Trees” (Kelli O’Hara / Michael Slattery)
“They Call the Wind Maria” (Paulo Szot / The Clurman Singers)
“How Can I Wait?” (Kelli O’Hara)
“There's a Coach Comin' In” (Paulo Szot / The Clurman Singers)

Gigi (1958)
“Say a Prayer for Me Tonight” (Kelli O’Hara)
“The Night They Invented Champagne” (The Clurman Singers)
“I Remember It Well” (Kelli O’Hara / Paulo Szot)
“Gigi” (Paulo Szot / The Clurman Singers)

Brigadoon (1947)
Orchestral Prelude
“Come to Me, Bend to Me” (Michael Slattery)
“The Heather on the Hill” (Kelli O’Hara / Paulo Szot)
“I’ll Go Home with Bonnie Jean” (Michael Slattery / The Clurman Singers)
“Almost Like Being in Love” (Kelli O’Hara / Paulo Szot)

My Fair Lady (1956)
Orchestral Prelude
“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” (Kelli O’Hara / The Clurman Singers)
“The Rain in Spain” (Kelli O’Hara / Paulo Szot / Michael Slattery)
“Get Me to the Church on Time” (Paulo Szot / The Clurman Singers)
“I Could Have Danced All Night” (Kelli O’Hara)
“On the Street Where You Live” (Michael Slattery)
“Show Me” (Kelli O’Hara)
“I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” (Paulo Szot)
“I Could Have Danced All Night” (Kelli O’Hara / Paulo Szot / Michael Slattery / The Clurman Singers)

Arrangements are by Johnny Green.

During the concert The New York Pops will salute The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation for "their commitment to music education."  Five music teachers from around the country will receive The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Award for "dedication to their students and service to the profession."

Tickets, priced $33-$104, are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, by phone at (212) 247-7800 or online at www.carnegiehall.org.

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