Upcoming Events: Pops
NSO Pops: Trey Anastasio / Steven Reineke, conductor
Wed., May 22, 2013, 8:00 PM
Guitarist and singer Trey Anastasio, known for his work with the rock band Phish, performs with the NSO Pops and Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke.
NSO Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie / Steven Reineke, conductor
Sep. 19 - 22, 2013
Back by popular demand! Cirque de la Symphonie's aerial artists, jugglers, strong men, illusionists, and more bring the magic of the circus to the Concert Hall. The San Francisco Examiner calls them "dazzling and elegant, if not death-defying!"
NSO Pops: Wayne Shorter Quartet with Esperanza Spalding / Vince Mendoza, conductor
Thu., Sep. 26, 2013, 8:00 PM
For one performance, jazz great Wayne Shorter brings his own quartet and bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding to the NSO Pops. A highlight of the program will be the NSO co-commissioned Gaia, which Jazz Times called a "masterful" work.
NSO Pops: Michael Cavanaugh: The Songs of Elton John and More / Steven Reineke, conductor
Oct. 25 - 26, 2013
"The new voice of the American rock and roll songbook" (Billboard), Michael Cavanaugh--charismatic vocalist, musician, and lead actor from Broadway's Movin' Out--returns to the NSO Pops to pay tribute to the music of Elton John and more.
NSO Pops: An Evening with Matthew Morrison / Steven Reineke, conductor
Nov. 29 - 30, 2013
From TV's Glee to Broadway's South Pacific, Matthew Morrison's talents seem unstoppable. His NSO Pops program includes such standards as "Send in the Clowns," "As Long as She Needs Me," and "The Lady Is a Tramp," along with his own songs.
NSO Pops: Happy Holidays! with Brian Stokes Mitchell / Steven Reineke, conductor
Dec. 12 - 14, 2013
With his "singularly thunderous baritone" (New York Times), Tony winner and Kennedy Center favorite Brian Stokes Mitchell (Sweeney Todd) returns for the holidays. Look out for Santa Claus and even snow in the Concert Hall!
NSO Pops: Nas with the 20th Anniversary Celebration of ILLMATIC / Steven Reineke, conductor
Mar. 28 - 29, 2014
The NSO Pops venture into the realm of hip-hop with famed rapper and actor Nas, who marks the 20th anniversary of his debut album Illmatic and launches the Kennedy Center's weeklong celebration One Mic: Hip-Hop Culture Worldwide.
NSO Pops: Rajaton: The Music of ABBA / Steven Reineke, conductor
May 30 - 31, 2014
With a name that's Finnish for "boundless," genre-crossing ensemble Rajaton joins the NSO Pops to pay tribute to Scandinavian pop sensations ABBA--who gave the world one hit after another, from "Dancing Queen" and "Mamma Mia" to "Take a Chance on Me."
NSO Pops: The Midtown Men / Steven Reineke, conductor
Jun. 27 - 28, 2014
For the grand finale of the NSO Pops season, The Midtown Men--the four original stars of Broadway's hugely popular Jersey Boys--showcase their trademark sounds, choreography, and chemistry that took the musical theater world by storm.
All programs are subject to change.
David and Alice Rubenstein are the Presenting Underwriters of the NSO.
The 2012-2013 NSO Pops Season is presented with the support of