Virtual Benefit Concert with Kelli O'Hara
Virtual Benefit Concert with Kelli O'Hara
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:30 PM ET
Dan Lipton, Music Director and Accompanist for Kelli O'Hara
Steven Reineke, Host
Join us for a Virtual Benefit Concert by Tony Award winner and New York Pops Board Member Kelli O'Hara.
Expect to hear highlights from Ms. O’Hara’s Broadway career, songbook favorites, as well as original songs written by herself and her husband Greg Naughton. The outdoor concert was recorded live at the Riverside Yacht Club in Connecticut on September 12, 2020 in front of a small, socially distanced audience.
Concert proceeds support The New York Pops orchestra and our PopsEd music education programs. Your additional donation will help us to keep the music playing online until we are able to return to the concert hall and the classroom.
Tickets start at $20. The 65-minute video stream includes a post-show interview between Kelli O’Hara and The New York Pops Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke.
Limited Producer packages are also available that include access to an exclusive pre-show Zoom mingle with Kelli O’Hara, hosted by Steven Reineke at 6:45 PM ET on Tuesday, October 27.
Ticketholders will have access to the video stream beginning at 7:30 PM ET on Tuesday, October 27. The concert may be watched any time prior to 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, November 3.
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Special Thanks to Our Generous Supporters
Paula and Tom McInerney
James and Patty Read
Chris and Joanne Stavrou
Hillary and Bill Weldon
Nicola M. Heryet
Frank Schwarzer and Cindy Muth
Karen van Bergen and Jos Stumpe
Alain and Marie Boublil
Timothy and Anna May Feige
John and Kathryn Gardner
John Littzi and Kallie Steffes
Andrea and David Reiser
Judy and Fred Wilpon
About the Artist
Stage and screen star Kelli O’Hara has established herself as one of Broadway’s greatest leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in The King and I garnered her the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Grammy, Drama League, Outer Critics, and Oliver nominations. She reprised the role while making her West End debut, and performed a limited engagement at Tokyo’s Orb Theatre.
Kelli also received an Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Katie Bonner in the hit web series The Accidental Wolf. Other film and television credits include the second season of Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, All The Bright Places, Peter Pan Live!, Sex & The City 2, Martin Scorsese’s The Key to Reserva, Showtime’s Masters of Sex, CBS All Access’ The Good Fight, Blue Bloods, N3mbers, and the animated series Car Talk.
Other Broadway credits include Kiss Me Kate (Tony, Drama League, OCC nominations), The Bridges of Madison County (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), Nice Work If You Can Get It (Tony, Drama Desk, Drama League, OCC nominations), South Pacific (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Pajama Game (Tony, Drama Desk, OCC nominations), The Light in the Piazza (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Sweet Smell of Success, Follies, Dracula, and Jekyll & Hyde. She was awarded the prestigious Drama League’s Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award in 2019.
In 2015, she made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Lehár’s The Merry Widow and returned as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Her concerts have gained international acclaim, spanning from Carnegie Hall to Tokyo. She is a frequent performer on PBS’s live telecasts, The Kennedy Center Honors and performs often alongside The New York Philharmonic.
Kelli has two Grammy nominations, and her solo albums, Always and Wonder in the World, are available on Ghostlight Records.
About The New York Pops
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 Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music. The orchestra performs annually at Carnegie Hall and at Forest Hills Stadium, a 14,000-seat historic concert venue in Queens, NY. Through its PopsEd music education programs, The New York Pops allows thousands of New Yorkers of all ages and backgrounds to participate in customizable music programs that blend traditional education with pure fun. Follow The New York Pops on Facebook (facebook.com/thenewyorkpops), Instagram (@thenewyorkpops), and Twitter (@thenewyorkpops).
Founded by Ruth and Skitch Henderson in 1983, music education of the highest quality has always been among the highest priorities for The New York Pops.
The orchestra’s PopsEd programs engage thousands of New York City public school students and their families annually, bringing music education and live music experiences to many who might not otherwise have these opportunities. Programs include Kids in the Balcony, Kids on Stage and our fully customized PopsEd Residencies in public schools throughout the five boroughs.
The New York Pops is adapting its PopsEd programs to align with the current climate of remote and hybrid learning – from synchronous remote rehearsals and instrument sectional coachings, to interactive masterclasses. We recognize the vital importance of providing students a creative outlet to benefit both their cognitive development and mental health.
Your support today will help ensure that we are able to reliably provide opportunities for students to grow as musicians during these challenging times.