James Monroe Iglehart and Capathia Jenkins, stars of Aladdin and Caroline, or Change, respectively, will be front and center with the New York Pops Orchestra in its Heart and Soul concert February 2 at Carnegie Hall.
Music director Steven Reineke will conduct the Pops on the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at 8 PM that day.
The concert features R&B songs re-imagined for a full symphony orchestra such as “I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,” “Let’s Stay Together,” and “Ordinary People,” made famous by music legends including Al Green, Aretha Franklin, John Legend, and others.
Iglehart, who is currently appearing as Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in Hamilton on Broadway, won the Tony for his performance as the Genie in Aladdin. In addition to her performance in Caroline, or Change, Jenkins played Medda Larkin in the Broadway premiere of Newsies.
The New York Pops’ 2017–18 season will continue with The Best of Hollywood: Blockbuster Film Scores March 9 at 8 PM, and the orchestra’s 35th anniversary gala on April 30 at 7 PM, paying tribute to composer Alan Menken’s contributions to stage and screen.
Tickets, priced at $21–$140, can be purchased at the Carnegie Hall box office at West 57th Street and Seventh Avenue in Manhattan, or can be ordered via phone at (212) 247-7800 or online at Carnegiehall.org.