Writer: Yerelyn Cortez Hidalgo
On December 18 and 19, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, presented an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Tony award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d’Arcy James made the season bright with a program of holiday favorites.
“The New York Pops Holiday Concerts are some of my favorite concerts each season,” said Music Director Steven Reineke. “It’s always exciting to know that we are enriching the holiday season for over 5,000 New Yorkers. Stephanie and Brian are not only incredibly talented performers but two of the nicest artists we work with, and I know that the Carnegie Hall audiences will feel their electricity and chemistry when they’re on stage. And what would a New York Pops holiday concert be without a visit from Santa and our good friends at Essential Voices USA helping to make the holidays bright? This year’s shows are going to be great!”
“It’s always a pleasure to work with The New York Pops and my good friend Steven Reineke,” said Stephanie J. Block, “and I can’t wait to join forces with Brian! We’ve put together a wonderful, heartwarming program that will really get people in the holiday spirit. It’s going to be a tremendous show and I’m delighted to be a part of it!”
Brian d’Arcy James said, “I’m so thrilled to take part in the wonderful tradition of The New York Pops’ annual Holiday Concerts! We are going to put on a great show that will be fun for everyone. The holiday season in New York is so magical. I am so glad Steven asked me and Stephanie to perform in this wonderful show.”
At the end of the performance Santa Claus joined the performance to close the show followed by a meet and greet and invitation only holiday dinner. The New York POPS is a guaranteed beautiful experience with diverse singers and performers offering different types of concerts throughout the year at Carnegie Hall.
We are looking forward to the upcoming March 11th performance which will be bringing Broadway uptown to Carnegie Hall. The New York Pops brings the best of Broadway which will surely be an evening of theatre showstoppers to be led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke and guest artists Darren Criss and Betsy Wolfe. Tickets are still available for purchase to attend this one night only event.
THE NEW YORK POPS 33rd Season “It’s Christmas Time in the City” featuring
Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Brian d’Arcy James
and Essential Voices USA led by Music Director Steven Reineke