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Living the dream
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
The Boston Lyric Opera comes maddeningly close to having a good Carmen . (The production continues at the Shubert Theatre through November 17.) Keith Lockhart leads a superb orchestra and chorus and a cast of plausible singers/actors in a compelling i
BLO's Carmen, the BSO's Beethoven, Emmanuel Music's Haydn and Schoenberg
| November 13, 2009
Baroque and beyond
Ten-best lists usually come at the end of the season, but this year the Phoenix has asked its critics to provide a calendar of 10 events that, at least on paper, might wind up on an end-of-season Top 10. Boston, in case you didn't know it, is a great
Betting on the best this fall
| September 18, 2009
Wanted: Opening band for Boston Pops. Pays $1000. No drums. Self-defense skills a plus.
The Boston Pops has announced a contest in conjunction with SonicBids to choose an opening band for the Boston Pops/Ben Folds gig in October. Considering...
| July 31, 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
Keith Lockhart + The Boston Pops
We’re hoping just hearing that Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops have scheduled a “Baseball Night” (actually three of them) to celebrate the Pops’ Red...
| May 20, 2009
Probably most music lovers wouldn’t head their greatest-composer list with Carl Orff, despite the popularity of his violent, garish, sumptuously tuneful Carmina burana .
The BSO’s Carmina burana, the Cantata Singers, the Boston Camerata, and BLO’s Tales of Hoffmann
| November 11, 2008
Russian, Spanish, American . . .
What everyone is looking forward to this fall is the return to the podium of Boston Symphony Orchestra music director James Levine.
Music in all accents comes to the concert halls
| September 08, 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
Boston music news: December 28, 2007
There are scads of acts playing New Year’s Eve — too many to list here.
Notes on the Upper Crust, Bang Camaro, and more
| December 26, 2007
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
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
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
Putting the pop into the Pops
The screams came from the second balcony at Symphony Hall on Wednesday.
Boston Pops! Opening Night, Symphony Hall, May 9, 2007
| May 11, 2007
The most extraordinary event at last week’s extraordinary Boston Symphony Orchestra concert was the one the fewest people heard.
Levine’s Beethoven and Schoenberg; BLO’s Madama Butterfly ; Kremer and Zimerman
| November 07, 2006
From Knoxville to Swan Lake and back
As our most prestigious classical-music institution, the Boston Symphony Orchestra ought to be every year’s headliner, and once again, under the adventuresome direction of James Levine, it is.
A chock-full season of classical music
| September 13, 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
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