The New York Pops will return to its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, for a program starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison. After a wildly successful outing at the open-air venue in summer 2015, The New York Pops is proud to return to Queens with a full orchestra. The concert will also continue the expanded version of the orchestra’s Kids in the Balcony program, offering 1,000 children an opportunity to attend and learn about live music for free.
“I am beyond thrilled to return to the stadium – we had such a blast last summer, and I know that the orchestra, Matthew, and Megan are going to knock it out of the park in July!” said music director Steven Reineke. “Matthew and Megan have performed with the orchestra before, and they are always absolutely electric. I am so glad they will bring their larger-than-life talent to join our full orchestra in this incredible venue. This concert is going to be a home run!”
“The New York Pops is both an iconic and influential organization that embodies the spirit of New York. AT&T is proud to support this organization that has dedicated itself to not only delivering the highest quality of entertainment, but ensuring that every New Yorker has access to lifelong learning regardless of background,” said Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President of AT&T.
The New York Pops concerts at Forest Hills Stadium are family-friendly events, with tickets beginning at $15. Food and beverage is available for purchase on the stadium grounds.
Forest Hills Stadium events have been made possible through a partnership with the local community, with a focus on making concerts a rewarding experience for all involved. Dedicated entrance and exits have been constructed to manage audience flow. The stadium is conveniently located feet from the E, M, F, R subway trains as well as the LIRR and concert-goers are strongly encouraged to utilize public transportation as there is no parking available at the stadium or in the surrounding community.
The New York Pops annual subscription series at Carnegie Hall will open on October 14, 2016 with “The Musical World of Lerner and Loewe,” featuring Colin Donnell, Nathan Gunn, and Laura Osnes with Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA.