New Year’s Eve 2019: Celebrating Sondheim

Featuring the New York Philharmonic, presented by Live From Lincoln Center.

Airs Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 8 and 10 p.m.

 

Photo from last year’s New Year’s Eve Celebration.

 

The New York Philharmonic will present New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim, December 31, 2019, featuring Tony Award–winning stage and screen actress / vocalist Katrina Lenk — who stars in the gender-blind Broadway revival of Sondheim’s Company in 2020 — in her New York Philharmonic debut; conducted by Alexander Gemignani, also in his Philharmonic debut; and directed by Lonny Price. The program will include selections and suites from A Little Night Music, Assassins, Company, Into the Woods, Sunday in the Park with George, and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The performance will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations at 8:00 p.m.

The New York Philharmonic’s extensive list of performances of songs and full works by Pulitzer, Tony, Oscar, and Grammy winner Stephen Sondheim goes back to Follies in Concert, in 1985. Recent performances include Sondheim: The Birthday Concert, at the 2010 Spring Gala, and the critically acclaimed, staged productions of Company (2011) and Sweeney Todd (2000 and 2014), all directed by Mr. Price, who starred in the original Broadway production of Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along. Mr. Gemignani appeared in the 2004 production of Assassins and the Broadway revivals of Sweeney Todd and Sunday in the Park with George.

Event Listing

New York Philharmonic

New Year’s Eve: Celebrating Sondheim

David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Tuesday, December 31, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

Live From Lincoln Center telecast on PBS stations, 8:00 p.m. (check local listings)

Alexander Gemignani*, conductor

Katrina Lenk*, vocalist

Lonny Price, director

Program to include:

Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky                Suite from Into the Woods

Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky                Suite from Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. M. Starobin                Suite from Sunday in the Park with George

Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. M. Starobin                Suite from Assassins

Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky                Send in the Clowns, from A Little Night Music

Stephen SONDHEIM / Arr. D. Sebesky                 Multitudes of Amys, from Company

 

* New York Philharmonic debut

ALL PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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