THIS WEEK ON BOSTON POPS AT HOME:
NEW CONTENT AT WWW.BOSTONPOPS.ORG/ATHOME INCLUDES CONDUCTOR KEITH LOCKHART WITH AN IMPORTANT CONVERSATION WITH GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING MUSICIAN RHIANNON GIDDENS ABOUT HER CAREER AND PASSION FOR EXPLORING THE MULTIRACIAL ORIGINS OF AMERICAN MUSIC
ALSO, AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE OF REDEFINING AMERICAN MUSIC: REDISCOVERING THE INCREDIBLE BLACK COMPOSER, CURATED BY GIDDENS
AND, NOT SEEN SINCE 1995, KEITH LOCKHART’S DEBUT ON EVENING WITH POPS
PLUS THE DELIGHTFUL VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE OF LEROY ANDERSON’S BUGLER’S HOLIDAY BY THE BOSTON POPS TRUMPET SECTION
BOSTON POPS AT HOME AND BSO AT HOME OFFER A WIDE VARIETY OF NEW AND RETROSPECTIVE AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTENT, AVAILABLE FREE EACH WEEK BY VISITING WWW.BOSTONPOPS.ORG/ATHOME AND WWW.BSO.ORG/ATHOME
SINCE LAUNCHING BSO AT HOME ON MARCH 23, BSO REPORTS WEBSITE TRAFFIC HAS DOUBLED AND MORE THAN 8.5 MILLION INTERACTIONS ON WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS; BSO AT HOME, BOSTON POPS AT HOME, AND BSO HOMESCHOOL AUDIO AND VIDEO CONTENT SERIES WERE CREATED IN RESPONSE TO CONCERT CANCELLATIONS OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS DUE TO CONCERNS OVER THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
FOR PHOTOS, BIOS OF KEITH LOCKHART, ARTISTS, AND PRESS KIT, CLICK HERE: https://app.box.com/folder/
NEW BOSTON POPS AT HOME CONTENT AT WWW.BOSTONPOPS.ORG/ATHOME
CONVERSATIONS WITH KEITH SERIES, THURSDAY, JUNE 18, 2 P.M. AT WWW.BOSTONPOPS.ORG/ATHOME: AN INTERVIEW WITH RHIANNON GIDDENS
MONDAY AUDIO STREAM AVAILABLE NOW AT WWW.BOSTONPOPS.ORG/ATHOME: RHIANNON GIDDENS AND FRIENDS IN REDEFINING AMERICAN MUSIC: REDISCOVERING THE INCREDIBLE BLACK COMPOSER
Rhiannon Giddens curated this dynamic concert last spring to reintroduce us to the great Black composers who have been hiding in plain sight in every genre of music. Enjoy the music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor whose choral music once rivaled Handel’s Messiah to Billy Strayhorn, the genius behind Duke Ellington who wrote “Take the A-Train” and “Day Dream,” and Eubie Blake, composer of the groundbreaking Broadway musical Shuffle Along. She also remembers the ladies with Florence Price, the first Black woman to have her symphony performed by a major orchestra, and Hazel Scott, the jazz and piano prodigy who became a Hollywood, Broadway, and television star. Giddens is joined by vocalist Darius de Haas (Broadway’s Shuffle Along) and pianist Lara Downes, whose playing has been described as “luscious, moody and dreamy” by the New York Times. Audio courtesy of WCRB.
BUGLER’S HOLIDAY, A VIRTUAL PERFORMANCE BY THE BOSTON POPS TRUMPET SECTION, AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY, JUNE 19 AT WWW.BOSTONPOPS.ORG/ATHOME
HEROIC PERFORMANCES SERIES, SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 3 P.M. AT WWW.BOSTONPOPS.ORG/ATHOME: FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995, KEITH LOCKHART’S FIRST CONCERT ON EVENING AT POPS
Heroic Performances is the Boston Pops’ contribution to the Boston Globe’s “ArtsAlive” series and is accessible at www.bostonpops.org/athome. The video stream is available for free on-demand viewing on Sunday, June 21 at 3 p.m. EDT for a 45-day duration.
AVAILABLE FRIDAY AT 10 A.M. ON YOUTUBE.COM/BOSTON SYMPHONY, A NEW NOTES OF APPRECIATION WITH POPS VIOLINIST WENDY PUTNAM
Created in response to concert cancellations due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19, BSO at Home, BSO HomeSchool and Boston Pops at Home are designed to entertain, enlighten, and engage audiences around the world with complimentary online and radio content. Although nothing can take the place of a live performance, these audio and video presentations help to lift spirits in these trying times. Since the start of the BSO at Home series on March 23, the BSO’s website and social media platforms have received more than 8.5 million interactions, with website traffic doubling.
Boston Pops at Home programming began running on May 11 with each day of the week scheduled to bring a different activity. Mondays feature a 20–30-minute playlist that draws from the Boston Pops audio archives. Tuesdays on Boston Pops social media channels, fans can play a “Name That Tune” game based on recent Pops performances. Wednesdays include Pops HomeSchool content for elementary and middle school students. “Conversations with Keith” airs on Thursdays, consisting of one-to-one interviews between Pops conductor Keith Lockhart and select guests. Each Friday brings a new video segment and musical demonstration from a Boston Pops player. Saturdays recap previously recorded material and on Sundays, 99.5 WCRB rebroadcasts complete Pops performances.
BSO at Home and BSO HomeSchool continue with special projects and family-friendly educational content, including the ongoing Bach Project, featuring BSO violinists performing selections from J.S. Bach’s solo violin sonatas and partitas. BSO at Home, BSO HomeSchool, and Boston Pops at Home programming lasts through July 4.
Boston Pops at Home is sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Additional support provided by Fairmont Copley Plaza, Official Hotel of the Boston Pops; Commonwealth Worldwide Executive Transportation, Official Chauffeured Transportation Provider; American Airlines, the Official Airline of the Boston Pops.
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