Boston Pops 125 Salutes American Heroes Part 2: Armed Forces, Arthur Fiedler, Arlo Guthrie, Brian Stokes Mitchell
How does the Pops celebrate its 125th Season? Class, Tradition and Honor. I haven’t been to any better Pops performances. What a way to celebrate the Pops’ 125th Anniversary! The season isn’t finished yet, and the big finale of the summer is always the Pops on the Esplanade for the 4th of July. Fantastic performances!
Boston Pops 125 Salutes American Heroes and Honors Kennedy Brothers Part 1: De Niro, Freeman and Harris
If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Boston Pops this past week, you missed one heck of a concert! I seem to have a lot of musical firsts, and this Pops concert program was by far my favorite ever. Keith Lockhart and the Pops put together a program that included Hollywood’s and Boston’s elite, 9/11 Rescue workers and local artists, and the programs were so phenomenal that I had to attend twice!
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!
This season, the NSO takes on Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, Smetana, Stravinsky, and Tchaikovsky and welcomes Violinist Markus Placci, Cellist Bobby Chen, Clarinetist Ian Greitzer, and Pianist Edit-Maria Fazakas to perform some of the composers’ great concertos.
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