Thursday, December 17, 2015

BSO — December Hiatus — 2015/12/19

This is the weekend WCRB gives us the Holiday Pops concert from the Boston Pops. I presume Saturday's broadcast/webstream will be live, and that it will be what is repeated on Monday the 23rd, both at 8:00 p.m., Boston Time. Per the BSO program detail page:
Join the Boston Pops and conductor Keith Lockhart, celebrating his 20th anniversary with the orchestra, in a performance filled with holiday music favorites, the traditional Pops sing-a-long, and even a visit from jolly old Santa Claus. The special kids' matinee performances include post-concert photos with Santa and special treats. And the not-to-be-missed New Year's Eve concert with the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra and bandleader Bo Winiker will kick off the new year in style. Don't miss the most popular seasonal tradition around!

Join the conversation online by using #HolidayPops on your social networks to discover the excitement of the season and connect with one another.

As you see, they have a soloist. Also, it appears that the same program description fits all the Holiday Pops concerts, so if you're in the Boston area, and decide to take in one of the concerts live, this is what you can look forward to. There was a review in the Boston Globe. Unbelievably, they've already put it into the archive. Basically, it notes that this year's show includes lots of pieces in medleys, allowing them to cram in a lot more than when each is given a full performance.

It ought to be enjoyable listening.

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