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today’s Holiday/celebration: Boston Pops Boston Pops 1812 July 4, 1976 Bicentennial (Rare footage of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops)



Boston Pops 1812,  July 4, 1976 Bicentennial at Hollywood Bowl

(Rare footage of Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops)

Boston Pops

Henry Lee Higginson, who established the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881, believed that “concerts of a lighter kind of music” should be presented in the summer. People began to refer fondly to these summer concerts as “the Pops,” a name which became official in 1900. The Boston Pops tailors its programs around American music and musicians, medleys of popular songs, and familiar movements of classical works. Outside of its official concert season at Symphony Hall, where it performs through May and June, the Pops also tours the United States. More… Discuss

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SLEIGH RIDE John Williams & The Boston Pops (Live): Happy Christmas! (great compositions/performances) Learn more about Leroy Anderson here at euzicasa


SLEIGH RIDE John Williams & The Boston Pops (Live)

A Christmas Festival – Boston Pops


A Christmas Festival – Boston Pops

Great Compositions/Performances: Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops play “The Mikado” Overture


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Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops play “The Mikado” Overture

Recorded June 8, 1951

 

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today’s holiday: Boston Pops


Boston Pops

Henry Lee Higginson, who established the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1881, believed that in the summer, “concerts of a lighter kind of music” should be presented. People began to refer fondly to these summer concerts as “the Pops,” a name which became official in 1900. The Boston Pops tailors its programs around American music and musicians, medleys of popular songs, and familiar movements of classical works. Outside of its official concert season at Symphony Hall, where it performs through May and June, the Pops also tours the United States. More… Discuss

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