Saturday, May 11, 2013

The Boston Pops Season Begins — 2013/05/11

As noted last time, the winter season of the Boston Symphony ended on May 4. That concert will be retransmitted on May 12 on Classical New England at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Saving Time. From now until June 30, we will be getting the Boston Pops instead on Saturday evenings at 7:00 with retransmissions on Sundays eight days after the live broadcast/webstream.

This evening's concert is described thus on the CNE's BSO page.
Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops bring you the music of Disney's groundbreaking animated films Fantasia and Fantasia 2000.
You can also find the schedule for the rest of the Pops season there.

For its part, the Boston Symphony's performance detail page gives a bit more info.
Disney shares one of its crown jewels of feature animation in this concert showcasing selections from the original Fantasia andFantasia 2000. Enjoy Disney's groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation. These screenings, accompanied by the live performance of some of the most memorable classical music ever composed, are brought to life by the Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart. Ideal for the whole family, this is an unforgettable experience! Presentation licensed by Disney Concert Library ©Disney.

The principal orchestral concerts of the Symphony's Tanglewood season will begin on July 5, and continue August 25. There will be concerts on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. and on Sundays at 2:30 p.m. — with a different program each time. I expect all of these performances to be broadcast and streamed live over Classical New England.

So for now, you can enjoy some lighter fare, if that's to your taste, and in July and August, it will be a real bonanza of the more usual concert repertoire, with plenty of famous guest artists. Some pieces that were played during the winter season find their way into the schedule for Tanglewood as well, but there will also be plenty that wasn't played last winter. The full Tanglewood season brochure is here.

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