Aug 16, 2017

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Aug 16, 20178:00PM
Sophisticated Ladies

A celebration of the groundbreaking icons of American popular song, from Ella Fitzgerald to Billie Holiday.

Steven Reineke, conductor

Montego Glover, vocalist 
Capathia Jenkins, vocalist
N’Kenge, vocalist

STEVEN REINEKE’S boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation’s most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Mr. Reineke is the Music Director and Conductor 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 Toronto Symphony Orchestra.  As the creator of more than one hundred orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Mr. Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide, and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label.

MONTEGO GLOVER, who recently starred in Broadway’s Les Miserables, has created the role of Felicia Farrell in the Broadway hit musical Memphis and received a Tony Award nomination for Lead Actress in a Musical, a Drama League nomination, and won both the Outer Critics’ Circle Award and the Drama Desk Award for her performance. 

CAPATHIA JENKINS'S Broadway credits include Newsies; Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me; Caroline, or Change; The Look of Love; and The Civil War

N'KENGE made her Broadway debut in Sondheim on Sondheim and most recently originated the role of Mary Wells in Broadway's smash hit Motown: The Musical. She has sung at the White House, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center, and starred in a tribute to Ray Charles at the Theatre Royal in London's West End.  

The Charles R. Wood Gazebo Stage

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