Houston Symphony Broadcasts

Very Merry Pops!

Featuring this year’s annual Very Merry Pops concert.

On our next Houston Symphony Broadcast, we get into the spirit of the season with the Very Merry Pops, a yearly concert of festive holiday favorites. And this year's concert was especially notable as the first for Principal Pops Conductor Designate Steven Reineke!

Also featured are vocalists Santino and Jessica Fontana. Santino is probably best known as the voice of Prince Hans in Disney's Frozen, and more recently he has starred on the musical television series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend." Jessica is a renowned Broadway star who has starred in Cinderella, Baby It's You!, and Pipe Dream, along with various other performances outside of Broadway.

The program for the concert consists of a number of familiar tunes like "Deck the Halls," "Carol of the Bells," "O Holy Night," and other Christmas songs, as well as music from Frozen, Mame, On the Avenue, and other popular musicals. Several of the selections were arranged by conductor Steven Reineke himself.

Tune in for this concert Sunday (12/18) on News 88.7 or Wednesday (12/21) on Houston Public Media Classical at 8 PM.


Joshua Zinn

Joshua Zinn

Producer, Houston Matters

Joshua is a producer for Houston Matters on News 88.7 as well as the host of Encore Houston on HPM Classical. He joined Houston Public Media as a radio intern in 2014 and became a full-time announcer the following year. Now he prepares segments and occasionally records interviews for Houston...

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