In anticipation of his upcoming 90th birthday, the New York Philharmonic’s annual New Year’s Eve concert and telecast will be Celebrating Sondheim.
PBS will broadcast the 8pm gala concert nationally, hosted by three-time Tony Award winner and Stephen Sondheim interpreter Bernadette Peters, Live From Lincoln Center on December 31st. Check local listings for exact time.
Tony Award winner Katrina Lenk, who stars in this springs gender swapping Broadway revival of Company, is the guest soloist for the evening and making her NY Philharmonic debut. Lonny Price directs the New Year’s Eve celebration with Alexander Gemignani in his NY Philharmonic conducting debut.
Celebrating Sondheim will include selections 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.
Complete Program Notes for Celebrating Sondheim available HERE
Here is Bernadette Peters performing “Not a Day Goes By” from Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration as a teaser.