THE NEW YORK POPS 30th BIRTHDAY GALA MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013 ‘IN CONCERT: CELEBRATING COLLABORATIONS OF THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.’
WITH GUEST ARTISTS NICK ADAMS, LAURA BENANTI, STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, LIZ CALLAWAY, WILL CHASE, MEGAN HILTY, MARILYN MAYE, ROB McCLURE, DONNA MURPHY, JAMES NAUGHTON, KELLI O’HARA, LAURA OSNES, LESLIE UGGAMS, MAX VON ESSEN, ANTHONY WARLOW, and BETSY WOLFE.
7:00 PM – GALA CONCERT AT CARNEGIE HALL
8:30 PM – DINNER DANCE AT THE PLAZA HOTEL
NEW YORK, NY – On Monday, April 29, The New York Pops marks its 30th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring the musical talents of songwriters Frank Loesser and Jule Styne, and the centennial of legendary entertainer Danny Kaye. Paula Zahn, host of NYC ARTS on PBS, will host the evening.
The event begins at 7:00 PM with a concert at Carnegie Hall featuring a spectacular lineup of guest artists under the baton of Music Director Steven Reineke. Performers include Nick Adams, Laura Benanti, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Will Chase, Megan Hilty, Marilyn Maye, Rob McClure, Donna Murphy, James Naughton, Kelli O’Hara, Laura Osnes, Leslie Uggams, Max von Essen, Anthony Warlow and Betsy Wolfe. The New York Pops will also be joined by the Ronald McDonald House® Rockin’ the House Band and Chorus, Camp Broadway Kids and The New York Pops Salute to Music Students. Following the concert, a black tie Dinner Dance will be held at the luxurious Plaza Hotel.
“I am thrilled,” says Dena Kaye, “and so very touched, that The New York Pops has chosen my father, Danny Kaye, to honor at their 30th Birthday at Carnegie Hall, as we continue a year-long tribute of the Danny Kaye Centennial. As my father was born and raised in New York, this is the perfect celebration for a man who has brought his laughter and joy to generations through his talent as an actor, singer, dancer, conductor, comedian, and humanitarian.”
There will be an online auction on www.CharityBuzz.com/NewYorkPops (opens in new window) from April 11 – May 2 featuring items generously donated by the orchestra’s many friends from the world of arts and entertainment. All gala and auction proceeds support the orchestra and its free education programs throughout New York City.
Single tickets for the concert-only are $62, $95 and $155. To purchase, call CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800, or visit the Carnegie Hall Box Office in person at 57th Street and 7th Avenue or online at www.carnegiehall.org (opens in new window).
To support The New York Pops’ Kids in the Balcony program, visit www.newyorkpops.org (opens in new window).
Tickets to the full gala evening range from $1,250 (for one concert ticket and dinner seating) to $50,000 (for a premier first tier box and dinner table for eight). For more information about the black-tie benefit Dinner Dance at The Plaza Hotel, call 212-765-7677 or visit www.newyorkpops.org (opens in new window).
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