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February 2, 2015
New York Pops announces 2015-16 season with Brian D'Arcy James, Stephanie J Block , Montego Glover , Capathia Jenkins & more



New York, NY — On October 9, 2015, The New York Pops – a symphonic orchestra known for presenting popular programs of exceptional quality – will launch its 33rd season, a series at Carnegie Hall celebrating the diversity of some of popular music’s greatest icons. Music Director Steven Reineke, who has been described by The New York Times as a “polished, welcoming host” who is “young and vigorous, with a playful attitude,” will lead the orchestra in a highly anticipated concert season, including an opening night concert celebrating the legacy of Rodgers and Hammerstein; a sultry tribute to Billie Holiday and other sophisticated ladies; a festive holiday concert featuring Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Brian d’Arcy James; and a celebration of the long-lasting relationship between film legends Steven Spielberg and John Williams.

“We are thrilled to announce the lineup for The New York Pops 2015-16 season,” says Music Director Steven Reineke. “Our terrific orchestra is looking forward to playing host to some incredible artists. I am excited to be able to offer such a wonderful variety of concerts for our 33rd season, and I’m eagerly anticipating another memorable year.”

2015-2016 Season

Friday, October 9, 2015, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
Guest Artists To Be Announced
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.

Friday, November 13, 2015, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
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.

Friday, December 18, 2015, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
Saturday, December 19, 2015, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
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
Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block (Wicked) and Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek The Musical) help to make the season bright with a program of holiday favorites.

Friday, March 11, 2016, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
42nd on 57th: Broadway Today
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Guest Artists To Be Announced
In an evening of theatre showstoppers, The New York Pops brings the best of Broadway uptown.

Friday, April 8, 2016, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
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.


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. Under the leadership of dynamic Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music. The orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children’s hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun. Visit for more information. Follow The New York Pops on Facebook (, Instagram (@thenewyorkpops), and Twitter (@newyorkpops).

Steven Reineke is the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and the Principal Pops Conductor Designate for the Houston Symphony, beginning in the 2017-2018 season. Mr. Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include San Francisco, Houston, Seattle, Edmonton and Pittsburgh. As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands around the world. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York City with his husband Eric Gabbard.

Single tickets are priced from $34 to $120. Subscriptions to the 2014-2015 Carnegie Hall series are also available, from $150 to $580. Purchases can be made at the Carnegie Hall Box Office (57th Street and Seventh Avenue) or by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800. Visit for more information

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