Venue Details

276 Star Starred
Boston Symphony Hall
at Huntington Ave 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
617-266-1492
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Member Tips

chris
Casual to Dressy
info Dec 18 2009 star this tip starred
chris
Easy, but $20.
info Dec 18 2009 star this tip starred
chris
Short intermission, so drink quickly!
info Dec 18 2009 star this tip starred
Mr. Marty
We dressed up for the 4:00 show, many others did as well.
info Dec 27 2009 star this tip starred
Mr. Marty
Who needs a drink at 4:45? When the show is done at 6:00 would be better!
info Dec 27 2009 star this tip starred
Mr. Marty
Luckily, we live 4 blocks away in the South End.
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Reviews & Ratings

149 ratings
4.8 average rating
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178 events
164 reviews
167 stars
attended Dec 20 2010

Took my mother with me and we were both Pops virgins. I thought the show was great and actually LEARNED something! (Sleighride was written for Arthur Fiedler!) But I... continued

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2 reviews
5 stars
attended Dec 21 2009

The concert itself was wonderful, the waitress service was not very good and the seats were at the way back of the hall. The tickets were easy to pick up though. I would go again but would have liked to have been closer to the stage.

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34 events
18 reviews
8 stars
attended Dec 21 2010

I think this is great fun and a good way to get into the Christmas spirit. I think Symphony Hall, sitting at tables with food and drink, is quite a unique and enjoyable... continued

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Website

http://www.bso.org/brands/pops/features/2011-holiday-pops.aspx

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Learn more about conductor Keith Lockhart at his website.
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Description

Keith Lockhart

Santa, Special Guest

The Boston Pops Orchestra

Experience the wonder of a Holiday Pops concert this season. For a few weeks in December, historic Symphony Hall is transformed into a magical place for all ages as the Boston Pops perform the most beloved holiday music. Join together with the millions of other New Englanders and Bostonians to continue your family’s tradition or start a new one.

*Keith Lockhart *became the twentieth conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, adding his artistic vision to the Pops tradition established by his predecessors John Williams and Arthur Fiedler. During his tenure, he has conducted the Boston Pops in more than 1,200 concerts and introduced the innovative JazzFest and EdgeFest series, which feature the Pops performing with some of today’s most prominent jazz and indie artists including Chick Corea, Dianne Reeves, Guster, My Morning Jacket, and Natalie Merchant. Reflecting a passionate commitment to music of the Broadway stage, Mr. Lockhart has led the Boston Pops in collaboration with the Tanglewood Music Center in concert performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s _Carousel _and Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, as well as musical reviews of the works of Sondheim and Bernstein, performed both at Symphony Hall in Boston and at Tanglewood. He has also spearheaded collaborations with students from the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, and visits music programs in the Boston Public Schools whenever his schedule allows. Mr. Lockhart has been the driving force behind the success of PopSearch and the Boston Pops High School Sing-Off, performing competitions that have offered talented singers throughout Massachusetts and the United States an opportunity to perform with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and the July 4 concert on Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. Under his leadership, the Boston Pops has commissioned several new works, including The Neville Feast by Christoper Rouse, _Wish You Were Here _by Nico Muhly and _The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers _to be premiere during the 125th season, as well as dozens of new arrangements.

Keith Lockhart has worked with a wide array of artists from virtually every corner of the entertainment world. From Hollywood and Broadway stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Nathan Lane, Martin Short, Mandy Patinkin, and Jason Alexander to popular singers k.d. lang, Barry Manilow, Celine Dion, Elvis Costello, and Patti LaBelle, to jazz and American songbook legends Barbara Cook, Terence Blanchard, Natalie Cole, and Mel Tormé, to classical favorites Dawn Upshaw and Gil Shaham, Keith Lockhart has brought many of the great musicians and entertainers of our day to the Pops stage.

He is loved by audiences far and wide for his inimitable style, expressed not only through his consummate music-making, but also by his unique ability to speak directly to the audience about the music for which he feels so passionately committed.

About the Ticket Supplier: Boston Symphony Orchestra

Now in its 133rd 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.