Steven Reineke (b. 14 September 1970, Tipp City, Ohio) was for 15 years the Music Associate and Principal Arranger/Composer of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and is one of America’s most dynamic emerging talents in the symphonic pops genre. Recognized as the sound of the Cincinnati Pops, Mr. Reineke’s 100-plus arrangements for that orchestra have been performed worldwide. In addition to his work for the Cincinnati Pops, Mr. Reineke has written and arranged for pops conductors Doc Severinson, Jack Everly and Michael Krajewski. Mr. Reineke’s arrangements can be heard on numerous Cincinnati Pops recordings on the Telarc label and have been broadcast nationally by PBS.
A protégé of the legendary pops conductor Erich Kunzel, Steven Reineke’s recent guest conducting appearances include the orchestras of Cincinnati, Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit, Indianapolis, Edmonton and Windsor. In 2007 Mr. Reineke made his conducting debut with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra with the multi-faceted entertainer Wayne Brady. In addition, Mr. Reineke arranged and orchestrated all of the music for Mr. Brady’s new orchestral show to debut in October 2007. In 2006 Mr. Reineke collaborated with rock legend Peter Frampton as conductor, arranger and orchestrator for Mr. Frampton’s orchestral show.
Mr. Reineke is also an established symphonic composer. His works Celebration Fanfare, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Casey at the Bat are performed frequently in the United States and Canada. In 2005 his Festival Te Deum and Swans Island Sojourn were performed by the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops, respectively. The Cincinnati Enquirer had this to say about Festival Te Deum: “Melodious and joyous, it had antiphonal brass in the balconies, organ, full orchestra and wonderful choral passages.”
He has composed more than 20 works for concert band, including commissions from the Contra Costa (Calif.) Wind Symphony: Symphony No 1, "New Day Rising", in recognition of the centennial of San Francisco's 1906 earthquake, and Mt Diablo: A Symphonic Portrait for the CCWS's 20th anniversary.
Reineke now serves as the music director of the New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, Principal Pops Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra for the Performing Arts, and Principal Pops Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
A native of Ohio, Mr. Reineke is a graduate of Miami University of Ohio, receiving two Bachelor of Music degrees with honors in both trumpet performance and music composition. He resides in New York City.
Works for Winds
- And the Earth Trembled (Symphony I, New Day Rising, Mvt III)
- Casey at the Bat (1996?)
- Celebration Fanfare (2007)
- Defying Gravity (2004)
- Fate of the Gods (2001)
- Fate of the Gods (arr. Conaway) (2001/2009)
- Goddess of Fire
- Heaven's Light (2004)
- Hopetown Holiday
- In the Temple of Zion (1997)
- Into the Raging River (1999)
- Main Street Celebration
- Merry Christmas, Everyone! (2007)
- Mt Diablo: A Symphonic Portrait
- New Day Rising (Symphony I, New Day Rising, Mvt IV)
- Pilatus: Mountain of Dragons (2002)
- Portrait of Freedom (2002)
- Rise of the Firebird (2006)
- River of Life (1995)
- Swans Island Sojourn
- Symphony No. 1, "New Day Rising" (2007)
- Towards a New Horizon
- Where Eagles Soar (2003)
- The Witch and the Saint (2005)
- The Witch and the Saint (arr. Conaway) (2004/2010)
- Nutting, Tim. "Heaven's Light." In Teaching Music through Performance in Band. Volume 10, Compiled and edited by Richard Miles, 241-247. Chicago: GIA Publications, 2015.
- Steven Reineke, Wikipedia