From MassJazz to the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Massachusetts’ music scene has a tune for all ages and tastes — and with the holiday season in full-swing as we transition into 2013, one of New England’s greatest Christmastime traditions has kicked off with a set of seasonal favorites and new arrangements: the Holiday Pops!
Having officially opened their holiday season on December 5th, Keith Lockhart’s Holiday Pops will perform at Boston’s Symphony Hall through December 24th with tickets currently on sale. For those who can’t make a show in Boston, the Pops are bringing their unique holiday programing on the road this year to seven cities throughout the Northeast: Worcester and Lowell, MA (12/7 & 16); Manchester, NH (12/15); Storrs and Bridgeport, CT (12/1 & 8); Greenvale, NY (12/2); and Newark, NJ (12/2), with the celebrated guest vocal group Five by Design.
The Boston Pops Holiday concerts began back in 1974 as a three-concert series at Symphony Hall under Arthur Fiedler, and as time and popularity progressed, a holiday visit to the Pops has become a must among Massachusetts’ robust tradition of holiday entertainment!
For those looking forward to the spring season, which will stretch from May 8th–June 15th, featuring music from classic movie scores to today’s most popular soundtracks, the ‘Boston Pops Goes to the Movies’ with their recent Spring Season Announcement.
Under the direction of Keith Lockhart, the Pops will dazzles music goers with a wide variety of American musical styles, including jazz, bluegrass, country, gospel, pop, classic standards from the 50s, and show-stopping songs of Broadway and the American Songbook.
For more information on the 2013 Boston Pops spring season, and for a complete listing of spring performances and entertainment, click here. For a look at available Holiday Pops tickets through December 24th, click here.
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