Seattle Symphony: Broadway Rocks
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The last date listed for Seattle Symphony: Broadway Rocks was Saturday July 10, 2010 / 8:00pm.
Currently at Benaroya Hall, S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium
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What a great event. It was just fabulous. The symphony was powerful as usual and the conductor was so much fun and so lively that he was a joy to watch. The show would have been good if it had just been those performers, but the singers from New York were what pushed it over the top to really wonderful.
The New York Times hails Reineke as “young and vigorous, with a playful attitude that has been a pops orchestral tradition since the heyday of Arthur Fiedler.” Recent appearances include with the orchestras of Los Angeles, Toronto, Houston, Detroit, Indianapolis, Baltimore, Vancouver and Edmonton. In 2009, Reineke made his Boston Pops and Philadelphia Orchestra debuts; the year prior, he made his Carnegie Hall debut conducting The New York Pops 25th Birthday Gala. This season marks Reineke’s first as Music Director of The New York Pops. He is also Principal Pops Conductor of the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra and Modesto Symphony Orchestra, and Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, where for 15 years he served as a composer, arranger and conducting protégé of the late, celebrated pops conductor Erich Kunzel.
Reineke has created more than 100 arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra which have been performed worldwide and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His own symphony compositions, including Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat, are frequently performed by North American orchestras, with recent performances by the New York Philharmonic and Los Angeles Philharmonic. His works for wind ensemble are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and performed by concert bands around the world.
A native of Ohio, Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, where he earned bachelor of music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He currently resides in New York City.
Rob Evan, vocals
Rob Evan starred in the original Broadway cast of Jekyll & Hyde, playing the title roles for three years in over 600 performances, and performed around the world in the all-new Jekyll & Hyde: The Concert. Currently touring as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables around the U.S., he also appeared in this role on Broadway. Other roles include Kerchak in Disney’s Tarzan at the Richard Rodgers Theater; Orin Scrivello, D.D.S., in Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway; and Count von Krolock in Dance of the Vampires at the Minskoff Theater. He also is a member of the platinum-selling rock band, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. In concert, he has performed with symphony orchestras across the nation, including recent appearances in San Francisco, San Diego, Atlanta, Chicago, Alabama and Indianapolis.
Capathia Jenkins, vocals
Born and raised in Brooklyn, Capathia Jenkins made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriett Jackson. Other roles include a starring appearance in the Off-Broadway revival of Godspell, for which she can still be heard on the original cast recording, and The Look of Love on Broadway, where she was critically acclaimed for her performances of the title song. She has additionally created the role of The Washing Machine in Caroline, or Change and, most recently, created the role of Frieda May on Broadway in Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me. Jenkins has enjoyed concert success in New York at Joe’s Pub, Birdland and The Metropolitan Room, and in Chicago at Steppenwolf. She has also appeared with the Cleveland Orchestra, National Symphony, Utah Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Doug LaBrecque, vocals
Doug LaBrecque thrilled theater audiences as The Phantom and Raoul in the Harold Prince production of The Phantom of the Opera. He has starred on Broadway as Ravenal in Showboat, was featured in Oscar Hammerstein’s 100th Birthday Celebration on Broadway at the Gershwin Theatre, and toured nationally with Les Miserables. Active on the concert stage, LaBrecque has appeared with noted pops orchestras — including the Philly Pops, Cincinnati Pops and Boston Pops — as well as symphony orchestras around the world, including those in Calgary, Chicago, Cleveland, Hong Kong, Jerusalem, Minnesota, Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco, Seoul, Shanghai and Washington, D.C. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he was featured in the world premiere of A Wonderful Life, written by Sheldon Harnick and Joe Raposo.
Anne Runolfsson, vocals
Anne Runolfsson recently completed a two-year run on Broadway as Carlotta in The Phantom of the Opera. Prior to that, she appeared in Victor/Victoria, performing the title role more than 120 times and re-creating it on the National Tour. Other Broadway credits include Fantine in Les Miserables, Roxane in Cyrano: The Musical, Gretta Conroy in James Joyce’s The Dead and Lili in The Secret Garden. She has appeared as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall with Tenor José Carreras, The Kennedy Center, Town Hall, and Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and with noted ensembles, including the National Symphony, Boston Pops, Jerusalem Symphony, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Cincinnati Pops, Minnesota Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. She was awarded the Manhattan Association of Cabaret for Best Female Vocalist and was a Drama League Honoree for her work in Cyrano: The Musical.