- Vocalists Josh Young and Emily Padgett-Young join for Broadway favorites from Carousel, The Sound of Music,Oklahoma!, The King and I, Cinderella, and South Pacific
- Tickets on sale now at dso.org
Detroit, (March 17, 2022) – The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will welcome back conductor Steven Reineke on March 25-27 for four concerts on the PNC Pops Series. Reineke will lead the DSO and vocalists Josh Young and Emily Padgett-Young in a program of music by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The lively program will include Broadway favorites from Carousel, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Cinderella, and South Pacific. Reineke has conducted the DSO in nine programs since debuting on the PNC Pops Series in 2007.
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The Best of Rodgers & Hammerstein will take place Friday, March 25 at 10:45 a.m. and 8 p.m., Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m. at Orchestra Hall.
Tickets for these performances start at $9.50 and can be purchased at dso.org or by calling the Box Office at 313.576.5111, open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The title sponsor of the DSO’s PNC Pops Series is PNC Bank.
PNC Pops Series
Friday, March 25 at 10:45 a.m.
Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 26 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 27 at 3 p.m.
Steven Reineke, conductor
Josh Young, vocalist
Emily Padgett-Young, vocalist
Showstopper after showstopper, it's more than a few of your "favorite things" as the DSO performs the very best of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Broadway. Hear "sweet, silver songs" from Carousel, The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, The King and I, Cinderella, South Pacific, and more. You’ll be "whistling a happy tune" well before intermission!
About Steven Reineke
Steven Reineke has established himself as one of North America’s leading conductors of popular music and is in his second decade as Music Director of The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. Additionally, he is Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston and Toronto Symphony Orchestras.
Reineke is a frequent guest conductor with The Philadelphia Orchestra and his extensive North American conducting appearances include Dallas, Detroit, and the Ravinia Music Festival.
On stage, Reineke has created programs and collaborated with a range of leading artists from the worlds of hip hop, R&B, Broadway, television, and rock including Maxwell, Common, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, Cynthia Erivo, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Peter Frampton, and Ben Folds, among others. In 2017, National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered” featured Reineke leading the National Symphony Orchestra performing live music excerpts between news segments—a first in the show’s 45-year history. In 2018, Reineke led the National Symphony Orchestra with hip hop legend Nas performing his seminal album “Illmatic” on PBS’s Great Performances.
As the creator of more than 100 orchestral arrangements for the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Reineke’s work has been performed worldwide and can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently. His Sun Valley Festival Fanfare was used to commemorate the Sun Valley Summer Symphony’s pavilion, and his Festival Te Deum and Swan’s Island Sojourn were debuted by the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops. His numerous wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company and are performed by concert bands worldwide.
About Josh Young
Prior to his Tony Award-nominated Broadway debut as Judas Iscariot in Jesus Christ Superstar, Josh Young had the distinction of playing the role of Marius in Cameron Macintosh’s Les Misérables and in more subsequent productions than any other actor.
Young also won the Theatre World Award for Best Debut Performance for his turn in Jesus Christ Superstar. He went on to originate the role of John Newton on Broadway in the world premiere of Amazing Grace. Young was awarded the Broadway World Award for Best Actor in a Musical for his turn as Che in the North American Tour of the Olivier Award-winning revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, directed by Michael Grandage.
This was a reprisal of the role for Young, having been awarded the same distinction by Broadway World Toronto for Gary Griffin’s production of Evita at The Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Young was a company member of The Stratford Festival for two seasons, the rare American to be given the opportunity at this world-renowned institution. It was Stratford’s production of the Des McAnuff reimagined Jesus Christ Superstar that brought Young back to the states.
Young toured Europe and Asia as Tony for the 50th Anniversary of Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. Also abroad, and most recently, he played Jerusalem as famed Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach in the biographical rock musical Soul Doctor.
Regionally, Young’s performance as Tateh in Ragtime earned him the prestigious IRNE Award for Best Actor in a Musical. He’s performed in North America’s finest regional theaters including La Jolla Playhouse, Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre, Walnut Street Theater, St. Louis MUNY, Baltimore Center Stage, Ogunquit Playhouse, San Diego Repertory Theatre, Huston’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), DC’s Shakespeare Theatre Company, and North Carolina Theatre. He’s been involved in new works with NYC’s Roundabout Theatre Company, The Transport Group, and The New York Musical Theater Festival.
As a concert artist, Young has had the privilege of performing with major symphonies across the globe. Equally, at home in more intimate venues, Young has written no less than five one-man cabarets which have sold out venues from New York City to Ho Chi Minh City. Young is a frequent headliner on Crystal Cruises’s specialty voyage “Crystal on Broadway,’’ where his self-written solo shows are highlighted.
Young can be heard on numerous albums, including the original cast recording of Amazing Grace and on his two solo albums: Still Dreaming of Paradise and his self-titled debut album, Josh Young.
Young is the co-founder of Cutting-Edge Composers, a concert and weekly web series on Broadway World, created to give exposure to musical theatre’s next generation of songwriters.
Young is the Coordinator of Musical Theatre at Oakland University.
About Emily Padgett-Young
A veteran of six Broadway shows, Emily Padgett-Young was most recently Broadway’s original Mrs. Bucket in the musical adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by the legendary Jack O’Brien.
Padgett-Young drew from her Southern roots in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s first musical, Bright Star, gracing the stage from the Kennedy Center to its Tony Award nominated Broadway mounting. The Kennedy Center was also a pre-Broadway home to Side Show, Oscar winner Bill Condon’s reimagined revival. Padgett-Young played Daisy Hilton from Side Show’s development at the La Jolla Playhouse, where she was awarded The San Diego Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Musical, to The Kennedy Center, where she was nominated for the renowned Helen Hayes Award, and finally, to Broadway’s St. James Theatre.
Padgett-Young was in the original cast of the most recent revival of Grease on Broadway and went on to play Sandy on its first National Tour. A true “triple threat” performer, Padgett-Young has toured the United States and Mexico as Demeter in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats and was chosen to originate the role of Alex in the musical adaptation of the beloved 80’s classic, Flashdance. For her dance prowess, Padgett-Young was nominated for the prestigious Chita Rivera Award for her turn as Helene in the most recent revival of Sweet Charity playing alongside Tony Award winner Sutton Foster.
Padgett-Young can be heard on several original cast albums including Side Show, Bright Star, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. As a concert artist, Padgett-Young has appeared in New York’s most glamorous cabaret venues from 54 Below to the famed Joe’s Pub at The Public Theatre. She’s performed with symphony orchestras from coast to coast and has joined her husband, Tony Award nominee Josh Young for duo performances all over the world including invited engagements on Crystal Cruises’s select specialty line, “Crystal on Broadway,” produced by original Rent producer Kevin McCulum.
About the DSO
The most accessible orchestra on the planet, the acclaimed Detroit Symphony Orchestra is known for trailblazing performances, collaborations with the world’s foremost musical artists, and a deep connection to its city. As a community-supported orchestra, generous giving by individuals and institutions at all levels drives the continued success and growth of the organization. In January 2020, Italian conductor Jader Bignamini was named the DSO’s next music director to commence with the 2020-2021 season. Celebrated conductor, arranger, and trumpeter Jeff Tyzik is the orchestra’s Principal Pops Conductor, while Oscar-nominated trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard holds the Fred A. Erb Jazz Creative Director Chair.
Making its home at historic Orchestra Hall within the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, the DSO offers a performance schedule that features PVS Classical, PNC Pops, Paradise Jazz, and Young People’s Family Concert series. One of the world’s most acoustically perfect concert halls, Orchestra Hall celebrated its centennial in 2019-2020. In addition, the DSO presents the William Davidson Neighborhood Concert Series in seven metro area venues, as well as a robust schedule of eclectic multi-genre performances in its mid-size venue The Cube, constructed and curated with support from Peter D. & Julie F. Cummings.
A dedication to broadcast innovation began in 1922, when the DSO became the first orchestra in the world to present a live radio broadcast of a concert and continues today with the groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall series of free webcasts, which also reaches tens of thousands of children with the Classroom Edition expansion. With growing attendance and unwavering philanthropic support from the people of Detroit, the DSO actively pursues a mission to embrace and inspire individuals, families, and communities through unsurpassed musical experiences.