Boston Pops announces 125th anniversary season

Posted on: February 19, 2010

In Friday’s (2/19) Boston Globe, Jeremy Eichler reports, “The 125th anniversary season of the Boston Pops will include a new work, ‘The Dream Lives on: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers’ by composer Peter Boyer and lyricist Lynn Ahrens. A television documentary on the history of the Pops will also air nationally on PBS stations. This and other details of the Pops’ new season were announced today. Keith Lockhart opens the season on May 4 with a program looking back at Pops classics from the eras of Arthur Fiedler and John Williams and from his own. … The new work honoring John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy is introduced at concerts on May 18-22. … Arlo Guthrie and his music get the Pops treatment on a June 17-18 program that also spotlights the genre-bending string trio Time for Three playing a work by Chris Brubeck. The same week, television anchor Robert Osborne hosts two evenings devoted to classic movie musicals. The season-closing June 20 concert features the premiere of a new work for six-string violin and orchestra by the versatile composer and violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain.”

Posted February 19, 2010