get-attachment-2.aspxChris Botti by LeAnn Mueller

On October 4, 2013, The New York Pops orchestra will launch its 31st Season at Carnegie Hall with An Evening with Chris Botti. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke – described by The New York Times as a “polished, welcoming host” who is “young and vigorous, with a playful attitude” – will lead the orchestra in a highly-anticipated opening with America’s largest-selling instrumental artist, trumpeter Chris Botti. The performance will include selections such as Chopin’s “Prelude in C Minor,” “Emmanuel,” and “When I Fall in Love” from his recent Grammy Award-winning album Impressions, as well as other popular favorites, at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.

“On the heels of last year’s record-breaking sold-out season, I’m thrilled to begin yet another stellar year with the incredible New York Pops,” says Music Director Steven Reineke.

The New York Pops’ 31st season continues with an all big band program titled Sing Sing Swing featuring Tony Award nominee Montego Glover and clarinetist Dave Bennett in a tribute to Benny Goodman on November 1, 2013 at 8PM at Carnegie Hall.