Stephanie J. Block, Brian d'Arcy James, Capathia Jenkins, and More Set for New York Pops
The orchestra has announced its 2015-16 season.
The New York Pops has announced its 2015-16 lineup at Carnegie Hall.
The season, under the musical direction of Steven Reineke, will kick off with My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, set to take place on October 9 at 8pm. Conductor Reineke leads the orchestra, with Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. Performers for the show, which will pay tribute to the legendary Broadway songwriting duo, will be announced in the near future.
On November 13 at 8pm, Sophisticated Ladies will celebrate Billie Holiday and other American music icons including Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn. Performers include Broadway vets Montego Glover (Memphis), Capathia Jenkins (Newsies), and R&B singer Sy Smith.
The annual New York Pops Christmas concerts will take place on December 18 and 19 under Reineke's musical direction. Guest artists are Broadway favorites Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Brian d'Arcy James (Hamilton). They will be joined for It's Christmas Time in the City by Clurman's Essential Voices USA.
An evening of musical theater showstoppers, called 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today will be performed on March 11, 2016, with a list of performers to be announced. Concluding the season, on April 8, is Lights, Camera, Action: Spielberg and Williams, a tribute to cinema collaborators Steven Spielberg and John Williams.
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