Boston Pops to open all-virtual spring season with tribute to women

Posted on: May 6, 2021

The Boston Pops’ first-ever all-virtual season opens on May 6 with a program celebrating music by and about women, led by Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart. Available from May 6 to June 5 at the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s BSO NOW web portal, The Boston Pops Celebrates Mother’s Day: Honoring Women will include Joan Tower’s Fanfare to the Uncommon Woman No. 3, music from My Fair Lady, and works by Maurice Ravel, Rachel Bruerville, and William Grant Still. Also on the program will be orchestral arrangements of music by Carole King and ABBA, the first movement of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto with soloist Tanya Gabrielian, and the final movement from J.S. Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, played by Boston Pops violinist Ala Jojatu and her daughter, Maria Jojatu. The Quincy, Massachusetts-based band the Dropkick Murphys will perform the song “To Our Darlin’ Mothers.” Additional newly recorded Boston Pops performances will be posted at BSO NOW beginning on May 20 (“A Tribute to John Williams”), June 3 (“An Evening with Chris Thile and the Stars of Tomorrow”), and June 10 (“The Roots of Jazz: American Voices”). For more information click here.