Boston Symphony Orchestra's Gershwin Spectacular Family Concert
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The last date listed for Gershwin Spectacular was Saturday May 12, 2012 / 3:00pm.
Currently at Boston Symphony Hall:
- Full Price:
- $35.00 - $99.00
- Our Price:
- $17.50 - $49.50
Holiday Pops has become a much-loved Boston Yule time tradition. For a few short weeks, historic Symphony Hall becomes a feast for the eyes and ears as conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops perform beloved holiday music with a special guest appearance from Santa Claus. This year's program is highlighted by the songs that define this magical season, such as "White Christmas," the Boston Pops' signature "Sleigh Ride," the inspiring Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's "Messiah," and a popular rendition of "The Twelve Days of Christmas" featuring the majestic voices of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. The Boston Pops will also perform "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" with narration, and each night's performance of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" will feature different guest narrators and projections from Jan Brett's timeless children's book above the stage. For more than 30 years, millions of New Englanders and visitors to Boston have experienced the wonder of the Holiday Pops concert. Learn More
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Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will celebrate the music of one of the great innovators of the American Songbook, George Gershwin. The Gershwin Spectacular program will include a performance of Rhapsody in Blue featuring pianist Michael Chertock and Promenade: Walking the Dog featuring Pops principal clarinetist Thomas Martin. The second installment of the three-part Pops program will feature music from the classic Gene Kelly/Leslie Caron film An American in Paris. This "Symphonic Night at the Movies" will feature footage from the film alongside George Gershwin's unforgettable orchestral score. After a short intermission, the third set will feature members of the Boston Conservatory Theater Division in such Gershwin classics as I Got Rhythm, Somebody Loves Me, and Embraceable You.
About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 126th season, the Boston Symphony Orchestra gave its inaugural concert on October 22, 1881, and has continued to uphold the vision of its founder, the businessman, philanthropist, Civil War veteran, and amateur musician Henry Lee Higginson, for well over a century. The Boston Symphony Orchestra has performed throughout the United States, as well as in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, South America, and China; in addition, it reaches audiences numbering in the millions through its performances on radio, television, and recordings. It plays an active role in commissioning new works from today's most important composers; its summer season at Tanglewood is regarded as one of the world's most important music festivals; it helps develop the audience of the future through BSO Youth Concerts and through a variety of outreach programs involving the entire Boston community; and, during the Tanglewood season, it sponsors the Tanglewood Music Center, one of the world's most important training grounds for young composers, conductors, instrumentalists, and vocalists. The orchestra's virtuosity is reflected in the concert and recording activities of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players, one of the world's most distinguished chamber ensembles made up of a major symphony orchestra's principal players, and the activities of the Boston Pops Orchestra have established an international standard for the performance of lighter kinds of music. Overall, the mission of the Boston Symphony Orchestra is to foster and maintain an organization dedicated to the making of music consonant with the highest aspirations of musical art, creating performances and providing educational and training programs at the highest level of excellence. This is accomplished with the continued support of its audiences, governmental assistance on both the federal and local levels, and through the generosity of many foundations, businesses, and individuals.