Boston Holiday Pops Tickets

Boston Holiday Pops is one the many rich traditions of Christmas season in Boston, where for weeks on an end, its celebrated Symphony Hall presents Boston Pops along with Keith Lockhart, performing the most wonderful music through the holidays. For more than thirty years, many millions of Boston visitors and New Englanders have attended the famous Holiday Pop concerts to hear their classical favorites as well as a wide variety of pop tunes. The shows offered vary from exciting marches to big band hits, magical movie moments and Broadway melodies. An atmosphere similar to that of olden says cabaret styles allow one to reminisce the glorious days of European music festive halls. Among the shows offered include Kids Matinee which are special family concerts featuring sing-along for children as well as post-concert photo sessions with Santa, while children younger than two can be entered free. Boston Holiday Pops tickets are top of town dailies among those in Boston wanting to make the best of Christmas season’s festivities.

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About Boston Holiday Pops

Boston Symphony Orchestra, which is soon presenting Boston Holiday Pops, is one of the America’s five top orchestras simply called the Big Five. Currently, the BSO is being run with Bernard Haitink as its Conductor Emeritus, Seiji Ozawa as its Music Director Laureate, Keith Lockhart as the Conductor of Boston Pops and John Williams as the Laureate Conductor of Boston Pops. The BSO was founded by Henry Lee Higginson in 1881, and plays a majority of concerts at the Symphony Hall in Boston, while during the summers, it moves to the historic Tanglewood Music Center. An important offshoot of the orchestra is the well-known Boston Pops Orchestra, which was founded in 1885 and plays the more popular classics, show tunes and lighter melodies. Conductor Arthur Fiedler contributed the most towards its popularity during his tenure between 1930 and 1979. He was succeeded by John Williams, who was a film composer. In 1995, Keith Lockhart was appointed as the new conductor.

The Boston Pops Orchestra comprises of mainly musicians from the BSO, performing shows in the spring season and then during the holiday season in December, which is when it plays Boston Holiday Pops. The seating of the Symphony Hall had to be reconfigured for the Pops performances, shifting from typical auditorium type seating to more of a café or banquet hall seating. Also, the Pop perform a yearly concert on the fourth of July at the Hatch Shell. Through its past many years, the Pops has produced extensive recordings, toured frequently and made appearances on TV. Its Holiday and Spring seasons have contributed significantly to making the BSO one among America’s first orchestra to make year-round employment possible to its musicians. The current conductor of Boston Holiday Pops, Keith Lockhart is a famous orchestral conductor who has received degrees from Carnegie Mellon University and Furman University, along with an honorary degree for Doctor of Music from Ohio-based Muskingum College. He learnt the art of conducting at the well-established Brevard Music Center. In addition, Lockhart is part of the alumni community of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, which is a renowned men’s national music fraternity.

Lockhart has held the position of a conducting fellow at Los Angeles Philharmonic, and was an associate conductor at Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra as well as Cincinnati Pops. Between 1992 and 1999, he was also the music director at Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. At Boston Pop Orchestra, Lockhart has not only conducted regular at Symphony Hall, overseas tours, nationals, Fourth of July and performances on Esplanade, but has also played in Carnegie Hall and conducted the Pop in 2002 as part of 2002’s Super Bowl pre-game show. Boston Pops has issued eight albums with him including Runnin’ Wild, American Visitors, Holiday Pops, The Celtic Album, My Favorite Things, A Splash of Pops and The Latin Album. The holiday season celebrations are meant to entertain all ages, so get you friends and family together, get hold of some  cheap Boston Holiday Pops tickets and be part of the sweetest, most memorable musical moments.