The New York Pops will debut at Radio City Music Hall in September, joining father John Misty on his international tour


The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reinekemakes its Radio City Music Hall debut on Thursday, September 22, 2022 at 8:00 p.m., joining Father John Misty on his international tour in support of his recently released album, Chloë and the Next 20th Century, now available worldwide on Sub Pop and in Europe on Bella Union.

Her fifth album and first new material since the release of God’s Favorite Customer in 2018, Chloë and the Next 20th Century was written and recorded from August to December 2020 and features arrangements by Drew Erickson. The album contains the singles “Funny Girl”, “Q4”, “Goodbye Mr. Blue” and “Kiss Me (I Loved You)”.

Also featured at the Radio City Music Hall concert is Suki Waterhouse, bandmate of Father John Misty.

Watch Father John Misty’s Recent Performance of “Goodbye Mr. Blue” on The Late Show with Stephane Colbert“Kiss Me (I Loved You”) on The Tonight Show starring jimmy fallonand “Buddy’s Rendezvous” on jimmy kimmel Live.

Father John Misty and his band will continue to headline tours throughout 2022 and into 2023, bringing Chloë and the coming 20th century to audiences around the world.

Other upcoming New York Pops concerts for the 2022-23 season include: The Music of Stars Wars on October 21, 2022; Broadway Blockbusters on November 18, 2022 with guest artists Nikki Renée Daniels, Jordan Donica, Matt Doyleand Melissa Erricoand Judith Clurman‘s Essential Voices USA; Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree on December 16, 2022 with Ingrid Michaux and Judith Clurman‘s Essential Voices USA; winter song with Ingrid Michaux on December 17, 2022; One night only: an evening with Heather Headley on February 10, 2023; and The Wonderful Marilyn Mayecelebrating the cabaret legend’s birthday on March 24, 2023, all at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage in Carnegie Hall. On Monday, September 19, 2022, Betsy Wolfe performs at the New York Pops Underground cabaret at 54 Below.

Event Information

Father John Misty
Thursday September 22, 2022 at 8:00 p.m.
Radio City Music Hall | 6th Ave between W 51st and W 50th Streets | New York, NY
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Father John Misty
Suki Waterhouse, special guest
New York pops
Steven Reinekemusical director and conductor

Doors open at 7:00 p.m.

About the artists

The New York Pops is the largest independent pop orchestra in the United States and New York’s only professional symphony orchestra specializing in popular music. Led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reinekethe orchestra presents a series of annual subscriptions to Carnegie Hall, and is one of the most presented sets in the room. Now in its landmark 40th season, the annual New York Pops Anniversary Gala is celebrated each spring, raising funds for the orchestra and its educational programs. The New York Pops perform annually in Queens, NY at Forest Hills Stadium, a historic 14,000-seat concert hall.

New York Pops celebrates the diversity of popular music’s ever-evolving songbook. Each concert is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, with influences ranging from Broadway tunes to movie scores, jazz, rock, pop and everything in between. Under Reineke’s dynamic leadership, The New York Pops continues to reinvent orchestral pop music.

Through its PopsEd music education programs, The New York Pops fulfills its commitment to lifelong learning by collaborating with public schools, community organizations and senior centers in all five New York boroughs. . PopsEd empowers thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in fully customizable music programs that combine traditional education with pure fun.

The New York Pops is committed to serving all members of the community. Through its Kids in the Balcony and Kids in the Stadium programs, thousands of children and their parents have had the opportunity to see New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Forest Hills Stadium for free.

The New York Pops were founded by Ruth and Skitch Henderson in 1983 with a mission to increase awareness and appreciation of America’s rich musical heritage through the presentation of the highest quality concerts and educational programs. The New York Pops is a non-profit organization supported solely by the generosity of individual donations, institutional grants, corporate sponsorships and concert revenue.

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Steven Reineke has established himself as one of North America’s foremost bandleaders of popular music and is in his second decade as Music Director of New York Pops in Carnegie Hall. In addition, he is the principal pop conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and first pop conductor of the Houston and Toronto Symphony Orchestras.

Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with the Philadelphia Orchestra and his many North American appearances include Dallas, Detroit and the Ravinia Music Festival.

On stage, Mr. Reineke has created programs and collaborated with a range of leading artists from the worlds of hip hop, R&B, Broadway, television and rock, including: Maxwell, Common, Kendrick Lamar , Nas, Cynthia Erivo, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilly, Cheyenne Jackson, wayne brady, Pierre Frampton and Ben bends, among others. In 2017, he was featured on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” conducting the National Symphony Orchestra – a first in the show’s 45-year history – performing live music excerpts between news segments. In 2018, Reineke conducted the National Symphony Orchestra with hip hop legend Nas performing his seminal album “Illmatic” on PBS’s Great Performances.

As the creator of over one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed around the world and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in North America, notably by the New York Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. His Sun Valley Festival Fanfare was used to commemorate the Sun Valley Summer Symphony pavilion, and his Festival Te Deum and Swan’s Island Sojourn were started by the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops orchestras. His many compositions for wind ensemble are published by the CL Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands around the world.

A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio (2020 Alumnus Distinguished Achievement Medal), where he earned a Bachelor of Music with Honors in Trumpet and Music Composition. He currently resides in New York with his husband. Eric Gabbard.

Photo Credit: Todd Owyoung/NBC


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