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Boston Symphony Hall
at Huntington Ave 301 Massachusetts Avenue Boston, MA 02115
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3 reviews
1 stars
I wore a dressy dress and my fellow was in a suit and tie. It's fun to dress up but not necessary. Very casual is not recommended, after all Symphony Hall is special..
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108 stars
or, add your own... can get free parking on street in neighborhoods but paid parking garage within 2 blocks
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"Gershwin Spectacular"
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4.9 average rating
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17 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended May 12 2012

It was a wonderful performance and it was wonderful to see the number of young people there!

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Bruce Schweitzer
7 events
3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 12 2012

Boston Pops Family Concert primarily Gershwin but had one Mozart Concerto because clarinet soloist was Teen BSO Concerto award winner.

Excellent concert, All performers excellent. Rhapsody in Blue enthralling and very glad we were sitting on...continued

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4 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 12 2012

an hour and a half of Pops Family orchestra.
Rahpsody in Blue was the highlight.
Decent seats in the orchestra on the edge.
Very enjoyable......would do it again

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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

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.