John Morris Russell, conductor
Ann Hampton Calloway, vocalist
Broadway, cabaret, and film sensation Ann Hampton Callaway takes center stage in this holiday concert performance with Cincinnati Pops conductor John Morris Russell and the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra!
Tony® Award-nominated (for Swing!) entertainer Ann Hampton Callaway is one of the leading champions of the Great American Songbook. Her gifts as a singer, pianist, composer, lyricist, arranger, actress, educator, television host, and producer have earned her one of the most unique careers in music today. She has written more than 250 songs, including two platinum award-winning hits for Barbra Streisand--"At the Same Time" and "I've Dreamed of You"--as well as the theme for Fran Drescher's '90s hit show The Nanny. She has recorded 12 solo albums and is a guest artist on more than 40 albums.
This 2012-13, conductor John Morris Russell celebrates his second season with the Cincinnati Pops. Praised for his extraordinary musicianship and visionary leadership, he was recently named Music Director of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Prior to that, Russell served as the Music Director for the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in Ontario for 11 seasons.
He has also appeared with the orchestras of Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Victoria, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Dallas, Minnesota and Colorado, as well as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, New York Pops, and New York City Ballet.
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