Tuesday, February 8, 2011

NSO Pops taps Reineke

Steven Reineke, music director of the New York Pops, formerly assistant to the late Erich Kunzel at the Cincinnati Pops, has been named principal pops conductor of Washington's National Symphony. He succeeds Marvin Hamlisch, who is leaving the NSO Pops after 11 seasons.

The 40-year-old Reineke "didn't even know he was in the running" for the DC post, the Cincinnati Enquirer's Janelle Gelfand reports: