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NSO Pops: Nat King Cole at 100
Starring Patti Austin, Eric Benét, Freddy Cole, Dulé Hill, BeBe Winans & more

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - Saturday, October 19, 2019

New to the NSO NSO Pops

Celebrate the centennial of the late, great American music legend with a concert showcasing his seminal talents as a vocalist, pianist, and trailblazing icon. Conductor Michael Butterman leads the NSO and an all-star band in such timeless songs as “Unforgettable,” “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Smile,” “L-O-V-E,” and more with a stellar cast of vocalists including Patti Austin, Eric Benét, Freddy Cole, Dulé Hill, BeBe Winans, Jared Grimes, and Ryan Shaw. Music direction by Grammy® Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington.

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Please note, due to scheduling conflicts Dulé Hill will not be participating in the Friday (Oct. 18) performance. In his place will be Jared Grimes and Ryan Shaw. Dulé will still perform on the Thursday and Saturday concerts.


Celebrate the centennial of the late, great American music legend with a concert showcasing his seminal talents as a vocalist, pianist, and trailblazing icon. Conductor Michael Butterman leads the NSO in such timeless songs as “Unforgettable,” “(Get Your Kicks on) Route 66,” “Mona Lisa,” “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “Smile,” “L-O-V-E,” and more.

The NSO Pops is joined by a stellar cast including Patti Austin, Eric Benét, Freddy Cole, Dulé Hill, and BeBe Winans, as well as an all-star band including Eric Reed (piano), Ben Williams (bass), and Mark Whitfield (guitar). Music direction by Grammy® Award-winning drummer, composer, and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington.