Saturday, June 6, 2015

BSO/Classical New England — 2015/06/06

This week the Boston Pops again grace the BSO Saturday evening time slot on WCRB. Here's the synopsis from the station's BSO page (where there is much more available about the broadcast and streaming schedule):
John Hodgman and the Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

The actor and comedian brings his unique voice to the narration of Benjamin Britten's classic with Keith Lockhart and the Pops.
(Audra McDonald has regretfully withdrawn from this performance)
I'm guessing that this is the concert of June 3, recorded for broadcast. The BSO's own performance detail page has a fuller description of that concert:

Presidents at Pops
Boston Pops Present Michael Cavanaugh
The Great Singer Songwriters: The Music of Paul Simon, James Taylor and Neil Diamond 


Symphony Hall - Boston, MA - View Map

Presidents at Pops is a unique fundraising gala that celebrates the extraordinary partnership between the corporate community and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. This year Michael Cavanaugh comes to Symphony Hall for the 34th annual "Presidents at Pops". The evening will also feature the performance of a new narration to Britten's "Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra" by author and Daily Show contributor John Hodgman.

Due to laryngitis Sutton Foster has had to withdraw from her performance with the Boston Pops. We are fortunate that Michael Cavanaugh, star of the hit Broadway musical, Movin' Out is able to perform for an evening of the music of Paul Simon, James Taylor and Neil Diamond.
On Monday, June 8, there will be a rerun of last Saturday's Film Night concert, and today's will be repeated on June 15. All broadcasts/webstreams are at 8:00 p.m. Boston Time.

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