BSO Announces the Boston Pops’ Spring 2015 Season
The Boston Symphony Orchestra has announced the full details behind the Boston Pops’ 2015 season this weekend, set to run May 6 through June 13 at Symphony Hall.
While the orchestra will continue to showcase a huge range of music genres this year, they’re also celebrating an incredible milestone with acclaimed conductor Keith Lockhart’s 20th anniversary. Throughout his career-long dedication to the Pops, Lockhart has worked with more than 250 artists and celebrities including Ben Affleck, Mariah Carey, Yo-Yo Ma, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, and also President Bill Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren.
More great programming is scheduled for this spring. Lockhart and the orchestra will accompany a screening of Singin’ in the Rain on May 8 and 9. They’ll put on a special performance of The Pops Plays the Beatles on May 13 and 14. They’ll round out the month by taking audiences back to the 1950s and ’60s with programs featuring the four stars from the original cast of Jersey Boys, The Midtown Men, on May 19 to 21. And this season will also boast acclaimed Broadway personalities including actress and vocalist Bernadette Peters and Tony award-winner Audra McDonald, and an exploration of works by Stephen Sondheim with Broadway stars Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley.
Finally, along with the season announcement, the Pops are also introducing a new digital interactive program this spring called “By Popular Demand.” Audiences are able to live-vote during concerts, selecting their favorite songs from their smartphones that determine the second half of the program they’re attending.
For more details on the Boston Pops 2015 season, visit bso.org.