Laura Osnes and Colin Donnell to Sing Tunes of Lerner and Loewe
The New York Pops will open its season at Carnegie Hall with a tribute to musical theater legends.
The New York Pops will open its 34th season with The Musical World of Lerner and Loewe, a celebration of the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The concert will be held on October 14 at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
Commemorating the 60th anniversary of their landmark production of My Fair Lady, the New York Pops will highlight the songwriting team's iconic collaborations from the Golden Age of Broadway, including selections from Camelot, Brigadoon, Gigi, and Paint Your Wagon. Guest artists will include Broadway stars Colin Donnell (Violet) and two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella) alongside operatic baritone Nathan Gunn, who will perform alongside the full 78-piece New York Pops. The orchestra and soloists will be joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA.
"Lerner and Loewe wrote some of the greatest songs in the history of musical theater," said music director and conductor Steven Reineke. "My Fair Lady defined musical theater for a generation or more, and the soaring melodies and clever lyrics are absolutely timeless."
The Pops' Kids in the Balcony program also celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Since it began in 1991, more than 37,000 students have been brought to Carnegie Hall free of charge.