NSO Pops: And the Winner Is... with Bill Conti, Conductor
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With a voice that The New York Times describes as a "singularly thunderous baritone," Broadway leading man Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the NSO Pops for an evening of holiday favorites. Equally comfortable as a dancer and a singer, he's an in-demand presence on the Great White Way, with critically acclaimed performances in Man of La Mancha, Kiss Me Kate, Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jelly's Last Jam, Sweeney Todd and, most recently, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. He's even had two cameo appearances on the hit TV show Glee, and last year released a CD of Broadway hits entitled Simply Broadway. Steven Reineke conducts the orchestra as Stokes puts his jazzy spin on all the holiday classics. Word on the street is that Jolly ol' St. Nick might even make an appearance at this show! Learn More
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the scheduled conductor could not make it due to weather. fortunately a local, renown, conductor filled in. he was humorous. theme was mainly star wars and other classical pieces heard at other NSO Pops concerts. i wanted something different. perhaps another time.
Nobody knows the music that accompanies the flicker of the film projector better than Oscar and three-time Emmy-winner Bill Conti. He has composed cinematic scores to match some of Hollywood's biggest roles—James Bond as he takes on the KGB, Rocky Balboa as he sprints up steps in Philadelphia, and America's first astronauts as they reach for the moon—and has served as Music Director of the Academy Award ceremonies more than a dozen times. In And the Winner Is…, the composer turns conductor for a Pops performance of music from the year's Academy Award favorites. It's one big Oscar party where everyone goes home a winner.
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