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Sara Bareilles Stars in 'Women of Notes' at Carnegie Hall

Thursday Nov 16, 2017

Grammy and Tony Award-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles and Fred Ebb Award-winning composer-lyricist Shaina Taub will make special appearances with The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, on Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall in the orchestra's concert entitled "Women of Notes: In Dedication to Female Composers and Lyricists."

They join previously announced guest artists Adam Kantor ("The Band's Visit") and Betsy Wolfe ("Waitress"). Throughout the evening, The New York Pops will pay tribute to renowned female composers and lyricists, including Carole King, Tracy Chapman, Dolly Parton, Betty Comden, Mary Rodgers, Jeanine Tesori, and others.

The New York Pops' 2017-18 season additionally includes: "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" on Friday, December 15 and Saturday, December 16 at 8 p.m. with Megan Hilty; "Heart and Soul" featuring James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins on Friday, February 2 at 8 p.m.; and "The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores" on Friday, March 9 at 8 p.m. The New York Pops also pays tribute to legendary composer Alan Menken's beloved hits from stage and screen at its 35th Birthday Gala on Monday, April 30 at 7 p.m.

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. Under the leadership of dynamic Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music.

The orchestra performs an annual subscription series and birthday gala at Carnegie Hall and a summer series at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY. The New York Pops is dedicated to lifelong learning, and collaborates with public schools, community organizations, children's hospitals and senior centers throughout the five boroughs of New York City. PopsEd allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun.

Steven Reineke is the Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston Symphony and Toronto Symphony Orchestra.

Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and has been on the podium with the Boston Pops, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia. His extensive North American conducting appearances include Seattle, Edmonton and Pittsburgh.

As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the composer of symphonic and wind ensemble compositions, Reineke's work has been performed worldwide.

"Women of Notes: In Dedication to Female Composers and Lyricists" will be held on Friday, November 17 at 8 p.m. at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 57th and Seventh Avenue in New York City.

Tickets, priced at $21-$140, are available for purchase at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, at 57th and Seventh, or can be charged to major credit cards.

For information or tickets, call 212-247-7800 or visit carnegiehall.org


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