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NY POPS Celebrate Bob Hope

THE NEW YORK POPS CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF BOB HOPE

Angela Lansbury

The New York Pops’ marked its 28th birthday with Celebrate Hope, a grand gala evening celebrating the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honoring decades of support by Interpublic Group. The event began with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a special lineup of concert artists including Christine Ebersole, Tyne Daly, Michele Lee, and special guest Angela Lansbury – under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke.
Photography: Barry Gordin

 

 

THE NEW YORK POPS CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF BOB HOPE

Angela Lansbury

The New York Pops’ marked its 28th birthday with Celebrate Hope, a grand gala evening celebrating the legacy of late actor and comedian Bob Hope and honoring decades of support by Interpublic Group. The event began with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a special lineup of concert artists including Christine Ebersole, Tyne Daly, Michele Lee, and special guest Angela Lansbury – under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke.
Photography: Barry Gordin

 

 

Christine Ebersole, Michael Feinstein, Michelle Lee

The New York Pops was also joined on stage by the singers of The Camp Broadway Kids and the West Point Glee Club. The concert program offered musical selections from Hope’s extensive career that spanned decades of vaudeville, Broadway, radio, film and television, such as “Ballin’ the Jack” and “Thanks for the Memory”  as well as works of his contemporaries whom have been inspired by his iconic talent.
 

Tyne Daly

The evening’s honorees were The Bob Hope Legacy, an organization founded by Linda Hope to preserve her father’s memory, and Interpublic Group, Michael I. Roth, Chairman and CEO, in thanks for their continued support of The New York Pops.

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.

Check out the Upcoming NY POPS events

Friday, October 14, 2011, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZES
Jack Everly, Guest Conductor
Ashley Brown, Tony DeSare, James T. Lane, Hugh Panaro, NaTasha Yvette Williams, Guest Artists
 
Celebrated composer Jerome Kern once said, “Irving Berlin has no place in American music – he is American music.” Jack Everly conducts a stirring concert program that includes “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Blue Skies” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz.
 
Friday, November 18, 2011, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
CHEYENNE JACKSON’S COCKTAIL HOUR: MUSIC OF THE MAD MEN ERA
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Cheyenne Jackson, Guest Artist
 
Star of Broadway, 30 Rock and Glee, Cheyenne Jackson invites you to snap your fingers and tap your toes to the cool, swinging tunes of the 50s and 60s: a time when Bossa Nova was new, the lounges of New York City were hip and catchy dance music spun on every hi-fi. Cheyenne’s magnetic voice will captivate you with hits such as “Feeling Good,” “Luck Be a Lady” and “Sway”.
 
Friday December 16, 2011, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
Saturday, December 17, 2011, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
JOHN PIZZARELLI AND JESSICA MOLASKEY WISH YOU A SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
John Pizzarelli and Jessica Molaskey, Guest Artists
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
 
The couple described by The New York Times as “a musical match made in heaven” swings seasonal favorites from the era when Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, Nat King Cole and Rosemary Clooney ruled the airwaves. Joining The New York Pops will be Essential Voices USA, led by Judith Clurman.
 
Friday, March 16, 2012, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
PATTI AUSTIN SINGS ELLA FITZGERALD’S GERSHWIN SONGBOOK
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Patti Austin, Guest Artist
 
In commemoration of the 65th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald’s Carnegie Hall debut, Patti Austin – one of today’s top jazz vocalists – pays homage to Ella Fitzgerald’s classic album of the George & Ira Gershwin songbook. For the first time at Carnegie Hall, concertgoers will hear Nelson Riddle’s original symphonic arrangements of works by the legendary songwriting brothers – including “I Got Rhythm,” “’S Wonderful” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay.” This concert, which features a special guest appearance by Christopher Riddle, is produced in association with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation and the Nelson Riddle Foundation.
 
Friday, April 13, 2012, 8:00PM, Stern/Perelman
HOLLYWOOD AWARD WINNERS
Steven Reineke, Music Director and Conductor
Essential Voices USA, Judith Clurman, Music Director and Conductor
 
Steven Reineke rolls the credits on the orchestra’s concert season with an evening of Academy Award®-winning scores and songs from such films as Doctor Zhivago, Out of Africa, Titanic, and The Lord of the Rings, plus an 80th birthday tribute to John Williams with Oscar®-winning music from Jaws, Star Wars, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Schindler’s List. Essential Voices USA will once again join The New York Pops in the closing concert of the 2011-2012 season.