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Movie stars aren’t the usual Symphony Hall crowd, but last week, two dark-suited ushers swung open the doors of the Hatch Room and out poured Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Cherry Jones.
De Niro Pops Off Dept.
| May 28, 2010
Some lovers of religious music consider Heinrich Schütz even greater than Bach, who was born 13 years after Schütz’s death.
Heinrich Schütz’s swan song; the Pops’ 125th-anniversary commission
| May 28, 2010
Photos: Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, and more with the Boston Pops
The Pops pays tribute to John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy by combining quotes from their speeches with original text and video, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral and choral score.
The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers , Symphony Hall, until June 20
| May 21, 2010
Keith Lockhart's Stuff
For the last 15 years, Keith Lockhart has been the familiar and friendly presence at the helm of the Boston Pops Orchestra, whether he’s taking...
| May 17, 2010
Thinking outside the Woodbox
As Daniel Bernard Roumain was growing up in Margate, a small city in southeast Florida with a large Haitian population, he felt playing the violin was "a calling."
Fiddler on the Rise Dept.
| March 19, 2010
BSO music director James Levine has returned to Symphony Hall for the first time since October, when back surgery put him out of commission.
The BSO, Peter Maxwell Davies, BCMS, BMOP, Mark Morris, and Christian Tetzlaff
| February 05, 2010
“Film Night at Tanglewood” with John Williams + Boston Pops Orchestra + Frank Langella
Looking for some lighter fare after last night’s Mozart and Mahler? That would be “Film Night at Tanglewood,” with John Williams leading the Boston Pops...
| July 15, 2009
Interview: Keith Lockhart
"There's always some set of events, positive or negative, that color the lens that people see the Fourth of July through."
America's bandleader prepares for another Fourth
| July 03, 2009
Dancing in a new direction
The 100th birthday of Serge Diaghilev's Ballets Russes prompted the expected centennial tributes in Boston: a "Diaghilev's Ballets Russes 1909–1929: Twenty Years That Changed the World of Art" symposium and exhibition at Harvard University in April, and
Notes from 'Ballets Russes 2009'
| May 29, 2009
Three’s a charm
Muhly, Amidon, and Bartlett are all VT-to-NY transplants and long-time collaborators.
The 802 Tour at the Museum of Fine Arts, August 24, 2008
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| August 26, 2008
Classic musicals make substantial enterprises —this is now the best thing the Pops does.
The Pops aces Sondheim
| June 24, 2008
All Dolled up
Last night, Amanda Palmer kicked off this season of the Boston Pops EdgeFest.
Amanda Palmer and the Boston Pops, Symphony Hall, June 19, 2008
RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH
| June 20, 2008
The Russians are coming!
Looking ahead to Ballets Russes 2009
| May 23, 2008
Boston music news: May 9, 2008
The album recorded in 2005 by Unbusted— the Martha’s Vineyard core of the Billionaires — has indeed seen the light of day.
Notes on Unbusted and the Dresden Dolls
| May 06, 2008
At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
| March 12, 2008
Broadway's Best at Pops
This DVD represents some of the best of public broadcasting and a bit of the worst.
WGBH Boston Video
| December 10, 2007
Welcome to Boston
You’re one of us now.
Better than a Duck Tour
KARL STEVENS AND GUSTAVO TURNER
| September 04, 2007
On stage, Paul had saluted scratching in early hip-hop culture by manipulating a 12-inch record briefly and then holding it up for the crowd to see.
Paul Oakenfold and Hem with the Boston Pops
| June 29, 2007
Send in the clowns
Boston newcomers proved that even without scenery or traditional costumes, these operas can pack a wallop.
Chorus pro Musica’s verismo duo; the Boston Early Music Festival; and Carousel at the Pops
| June 19, 2007
“Why is he such a big deal right now?” a friend asked with some exasperation earlier this month when I mentioned that I had a phone date with M. Ward. M. Ward, "To Go Home" (mp3)
Or, how M. Ward became such a big deal
| June 19, 2007
Boston music news: June 22, 2007
Keith Lockhart doesn’t think the Edgefest mix is much different from when the Pops played with Duke Ellington.
Notes on the Boston Pops, Darkbuster, and Beatlejuice
| June 19, 2007
It’s no surprise that the big local winners in our Best Music Poll tend also to be the hardest working bands and artists.
Amanda Palmer reflects on the Dresden Dolls’ breakthrough year
| June 06, 2007
War and peace
More often than not, when an artist gets airplay covering a decades-old song, it’s out of desperation — the sign of a career on its way down.
Cowboy Junkies expand their reach
| May 08, 2007
The Portland Symphony Orchestra’s “The Magic of Christmas” performance includes a disappearing act.
"Magic" program hits its time limit
| December 13, 2006
Welcome to Paradise
This article originally appeared in the September 16, 1994 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Green Day at the Hatch Shell, September, 1994
| October 25, 2006
Opera, opera, opera
Every performance at Santa Fe was packed, and few subscribers left unhappy.
At Santa Fe and Tanglewood and in New York
| August 15, 2006
Kentucky quintet My Morning Jacket, no strangers to mixing a spectrum of musical genres will push even more buttons on the musical blender when they take the stage with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall this week. My Morning Jacket pe
My Morning Jacket meet the Pops
KERRY L. SMITH
| July 14, 2006
On top of the Pops
If you look up "surreal" in the dictionary, you might find a picture of a full orchestra fronted by five longhairs in tuxes.
My Morning Jacket drown out the house band at Symphony Hall
| June 22, 2006
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