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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.
By LLOYD SCWARTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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Dream on

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  May 28, 2010
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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
By BOSTON POPS  |  May 21, 2010
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Almost

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 13, 2009
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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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  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...
By Carly Carioli  |  July 31, 2009


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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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 03, 2009
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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'
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  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...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 20, 2009
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Woof!

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 11, 2008
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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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 08, 2008


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Night music

Classic musicals make substantial enterprises —this is now the best thing the Pops does.
The Pops aces Sondheim
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  June 24, 2008
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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
By RACHEL HOLLIDAY SMITH  |  June 20, 2008
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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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  December 26, 2007
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Broadway's Best at Pops

This DVD represents some of the best of public broadcasting and a bit of the worst.
WGBH Boston Video
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  December 10, 2007
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Orchestral maneuvers

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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 29, 2007


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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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  June 19, 2007
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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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  June 19, 2007
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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
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  May 11, 2007
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Taking chances

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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 07, 2006
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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
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  September 13, 2006


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Opera, opera, opera

Every performance at Santa Fe was packed, and few subscribers left unhappy.
At Santa Fe and Tanglewood and in New York
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  August 15, 2006
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Orch-rock

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
By KERRY L. SMITH  |  July 14, 2006