The Peanuts Characters are coming to town for the most wonderful time of year! A Charlie Brown Christmas, a staged concert version of Charles M. Schulz’s iconic television special, will be presented at Carnegie Hall on December 21. The Family Concert will be narrated by Tony nominee John Tartaglia (Avenue Q, Sesame Street) with musical direction by Steven Reineke.
Schulz’s beloved characters will be brought to life through special choreography performed by dancers from New York Theatre Ballet and child actors from TADA! Youth Theater. Vince Guaraldi’s music will be performed by The New York Pops and Judith Clurman’s Essential Voices USA.
Following the Family Concert, the Notables, Carnegie Hall’s young patrons, will host the Fourth Annual Family Party featuring Peanuts-themed activities for children. Proceeds support the music education and community programs of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, which annually serve more than 400,000 people in New York City, across the US, and around the world, as well as The New York Pops and its free education programs throughout New York City.
The New York Pops is the largest independent pops orchestra in the United States, and the only professional symphonic orchestra in New York City specializing in popular music. Under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, The New York Pops continues to re-imagine orchestral pops music.