Saturday, June 7, 2014

Boston Pops/Classical New England — 2014/06/07

Tonight, and again on Monday, June 16, at 8:00 p. m. on both dates, it's the (previously recorded) Arthur Fiedler Concert. The BSO's performance detail page —which also has links to some performer bios — describes it as follows:

One of Arthur Fiedler's many innovations was his strong emphasis on music of American composers. This program showcases works by such homegrown masters as Bernstein (Candide Overture), Copland ("Buckaroo Holiday" from Rodeo), and Ellington ("It Don't Mean a Thing"), plus Leroy Anderson's Piano Concerto with frequent Pops guest Michael Chertock as soloist (May 8 & 9 only.) Fiedler is credited with discovering Anderson, who created both original compositions, including "The Typewriter," and brilliant arrangements for the Pops. Rounding out the program are familiar movie themes E.T.and Harry Potter by our own John Williams, and "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Dancing Queen." On May 27, join us for the Arthur Fiedler Concert, a heartfelt tribute to the legendary conductor whose name was synonymous with the Boston Pops for nearly fifty years.
As you can see, it was given on May 27. It should be worth hearing. There doesn't seem to be a review of the concert, but here's an obituary for Richard Hayman, who did a lot of arranging for the Pops during the Fiedler era.

Listen over WCRB at 99.5 FM if you're near Boston, or catch the webstream here by clicking the Listen Live button.

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