Sitting in Symphony Hall once again, I was reminded of the magic of this institution and of this Hall. There with Keith Lockhart at the podium, the third Pops conductor in the past 80 years, I was surrounded by history and the love and beauty of music. The Pops will be performing 37 concerts in less than three weeks, and when the day is over, it’s only about one thing…the music!
No single word can describe John Williams or the impact he has had on our lives for the past 40+ years. The Boston Pops celebrates its 125th anniversary and pulls out the big guns, and who bigger can you celebrate with than John Williams? And next week, Symphony Hall welcomes acclaimed actors Robert DeNiro, Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman to help present the Stars and Stripes program!
In October, the Boston Symphony Orchestra presented all nine Beethoven Symphonies, a cycle not performed by the BSO since Serge Koussevitzky programmed it in 1927 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Beethoven’s death. This year, Maestro James Levine presented his first complete Beethoven cycle at Boston’s Symphony Hall. They were amazing!
Jean-Yves Thibaudet Performs Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 at Tanglewood with Boston Symphony Orchestra
Today I went to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s summer home Tanglewood to hear the Saturday morning rehearsal of Brahms’ Symphony 2 and Brahms’ Piano Concerto 2. I had been planning to go to this concert for two months and was greatly looking forward to it.
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