Steven Reineke

Steven Reineke is Music Director of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Houston Symphony and Toronto Symphony. He previously held the posts of principal pops conductor of the Long Beach and Modesto symphonies and associate conductor of the Cincinnati Pops. Mr. Reineke has created programs and collaborated with a range of artists including Kendrick Lamar, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Wayne Brady, Peter Frampton, and Ben Folds, among others. In 2018 he brought together the National Symphony Orchestra and Nas for a performance of the hip hop legend’s Illmatic on PBS’s Great Performances. Mr. Reineke’s orchestral arrangements can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops recordings on the Telarc label. His symphonic works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, and Casey at the Bat have been performed by the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics and his wind ensemble compositions are published by the C.L. Barnhouse Company. A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio. He currently resides in New York City with his husband Eric Gabbard. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2011.

(July 2018)