Deborah Cox, Barry Manilow, Babyface, More Join New York Pops 41st Birthday Gala | Playbill

Benefits and Galas Deborah Cox, Barry Manilow, Babyface, More Join New York Pops 41st Birthday Gala

The star-studded gala will honor record industry executive Clive Davis.

Deborah Cox, Barry Manilow, and Babyface

The star-studded lineup of performers for the New York Pops birthday gala has been revealed. The event celebrating the renowned orchestra's 41st season will also honor record industry executive Clive Davis. It will be held April 29 at Carnegie Hall.

The evening will feature performances showcasing Davis' impact on the worlds of pop, rock and roll, R&B, country, and hip-hop. Guest artists will include Babyface, Toni Braxton, Busta Rhymes, Deborah Cox, Fantasia Barrino Taylor, Kenny G, Melissa Manchester, Barry Manilow, John Mellencamp, Ray Parker Jr., Rob Thomas, Carlos Santana, and Dionne Warwick. Steven Reineke will serve as music director and conductor.

Proceeds from the gala will support the orchestra and its PopsEd music education programs. The concert will be followed by a black tie optional dinner and dance at the Mandarin Oriental New York.

The gala is co-chaired by president Sean F. Cassidy, founder and principal of The Davis Firm PLLC Doug Davis, Raine Group partner Fred Davis, Karin and Charles Goldstuck, Rob Pohly and Julie Turaj, executive vice president of global music marketing at iHeartMedia Alissa Pollack, producer Sunny Sessa, Melody Place LLC owner Leigh Shockey, Anthony V. Thompson, Karen van Bergen and Jos Stumpe, WME co-chairman Richard Weitz, and Hotel Esencia CEO Kevin Wendle.

For tickets and more information, visit here.

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