On Monday, October 21st, The New York Pops Music Director Steven Reineke and Board Member Kelli O’Hara will launch the new PopsEd Ambassadors initiative, which connects The New York Pops network of talented guest artists with its transformative music education programs. PopsEd music programs provide children throughout the five boroughs of New York City with opportunities to be inspired by music and to ultimately foster a life-long appreciation for the arts.
PopsEd Ambassadors are passionate about music education and the important role it plays in shaping our lives. As Kelli says, “As a child, music became an extremely important form of communication for me; an outlet. Had I not been given the skills to use it, I never would have found my true voice. And more importantly, I wouldn’t have the skills to keep expanding it.”
PopsEd Ambassadors hail from stage and screen, and include Lynn Ahrens, Laura Benanti, Ashley Brown, Jason Danieley, Stephen Flaherty, Santino Fontana, Brian d’Arcy James, Aaron Lazar, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie, Rob McClure, Laura Osnes, John Tartaglia, and Andrew Rannells.
The launch event will begin at 6:30PM at PS 450 Restaurant and Lounge, located at 450 Park Avenue South. The event will be open to the public and will include live music, open bar, and hors d’oevres.