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A Christmas Festival – Boston Pops


A Christmas Festival – Boston Pops

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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Valentina Lisitsa plays Adinsell’s Warsaw Concerto



DURATION: 08:47
Keith Lockhart conducts Valentina Lisitsa (piano) and the BBC Concert Orchestra in the Film Music Prom.
This concert was broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 on Saturday 31st August 2013. Recorded for TV broadcast on BBC Four.
Also compare http://y2u.be/AoLvhHjacMw where Valentina shows how she first began to learn this piece. Very interesting.

 

Leroy Anderson’ Music: A Tribute


We all heard his music, here and around the world, ever since we were toddlers. He was one of the greatest master of musical arts, and today I wanted to pay a small token of appreciation to the word of his music. Who doesn’t remember this: Continue reading