Boston Pops Orchestra

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Annotation

Boston Pops is the offshoot of the Boston Symphony Orchestra that was itself founded in 1881.

Suboptimal credits:
* Harry Ellis Dickson, associate conductor 1980–1999
* John Williams, conductor laureate 1995–

Annotation last modified on 2012-05-10 20:41 UTC.

Wikipedia

The Boston Pops Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in playing light classical and popular music.

The Boston Pops was founded in 1885 as a second, popular identity of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), founded four years earlier. Consisting primarily of musicians from the BSO, although generally not the first-chair players, the orchestra performs a Spring season of popular music and a holiday program in December, the BSO schedule on break at those times. For the Pops, the seating on the floor of Symphony Hall is reconfigured from auditorium seating to banquet/cafe seating. In addition the Pops also plays an annual concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade every Fourth of July. Their performance of Stars and Stripes Forever is famous for the dropping of the American Flag that occurs as the song enters its final moments. Identified with its long-time director Arthur Fiedler, in the past the orchestra has recorded extensively, made frequent tours, and appeared regularly on television. The Pops Spring and Holiday seasons allowed the BSO to become one of the first American orchestras to provide year-round employment for its musicians.

The current Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra is Keith Lockhart.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1959 Gaîté Parisienne / Gayne Ballet Suite Offenbach, Khachaturian; Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 1
1963 Jalousie Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1966 The "Pops" Goes Country Chet Atkins with Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops 1
1978 Capriccio Italien - Capriccio Espagnol Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops 1
1979 Pops Christmas Party Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1979 Saturday Night Fiedler Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1980 Pops in Space John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2 4
1980 Pops on the March John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1980 That's Entertainment John Williams & Boston Pops 2
1982 Aisle Seat: Great Film Music John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 3
1983 On Stage John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1984 Swing, Swing, Swing John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 3
1984 With a Song in My Heart Jessye Norman, Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
1986 Bernstein by Boston Bernstein; Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 2
1986 The Planets Gustav Holst; Boston Pops, John Williams 1
1987 A Christmas Festival Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 3
1987 Digital Jukebox John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1988 Swan Lake (excerpts) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 1
1989 Pops Britannia Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
1989 Salute to Hollywood John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1990 Pops A La Russe John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1990 Music of the Night: Pops on Broadway 1990 The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 2
1990 We Wish You a Merry Christmas John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1990 Fiedler's Favorite Marches Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1990 White Christmas Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1991 I Love a Parade The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
1991 Classics for Children Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler, Sir Alec Guinness 1
1992 Kid Stuff: An Afternoon at the Movies John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1992 Joy to the World John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1992 The Green Album Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
1993 Unforgettable John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1993 Night and Day John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1993 Kino Klassiker John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1993 Marches in Hi-Fi Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1994 Rhapsody in Blue & Other Orchestral Works Gershwin; Earl Wild, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 1 5
1994 Strauss Family Waltzes Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1994 It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing! John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1995 Salute to America Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
1995 Space-Taculars The Boston Pops, John Williams 2
1995 Space and Time John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1996 Summon the Heroes John Williams, Boston Pops Orchestra 6
1996 Wish Upon a Star: All-Time Children's Favorites Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1996 Gershwin Concert George Gershwin; Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 1
1997 Romance Classics Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams, Arthur Fiedler 1
1997 Rodgers: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1997 American Visions Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart 1
1998 The Celtic Album Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1998 Holiday Pops (Keith Lockhart) Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1998 From Sousa to Spielberg John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1999 Arthur Fiedler and Boston Pops at the Movies Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1999 A Splash of Pops (Keith Lockhart) Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1999 Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age Boston Pops Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, John Williams 1
2000 Love for Three Oranges / Les Sylphides / Preludes Сергей Сергеевич Прокофьев, Fryderyk Chopin, Franz Liszt; Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2000 The Latin Album Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart 1
2001 American Classics John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2002 Gaîté Parisienne Offenbach; Boston Pops; Fiedler 1
2004 Sleigh Ride Boston Pops Orchestra 2
Arthur Fielder & The Boston Pops Play The Beatles Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Broadway's Greatest Hits Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Fiedler Favorites Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 1
My Favorite Things Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Offenbach: Gaîté Parisienne / Rossini-Respighi: La boutique fantasque Offenbach, Rossini, Respighi; Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler 1
Out of This World John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Play Million-Dollar Memories Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Sixties Classics: The Encore Collection Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
The Music of America: John Williams John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1980 Orpheus in the Underworld and Seven Other Favourites Jacques Offenbach; Arthur Fiedler, Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1985 America, The Dream Goes On John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1987 By Request: The Best of John Williams and The Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1987 Pops in Love Boston Pops Orchestra & John Williams 3
1989 Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Play Strauss Waltzes Johann Strauss II; Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 1
1990 John Williams Conducts Music From the Star Wars Saga John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 6
1991 The Very Best of the Boston Pops John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1991 The Spielberg / Williams Collaboration John Williams & Boston Pops Orchestra 4
1991 Salute to Disney Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1992 Pop Concert Favorites Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops 1
1994 100 Fiedler Favorites Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1995 Christmas at the Pops Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1995 Williams on Williams: The Classic Spielberg Scores John Williams & the Boston Pops Orchestra 3
1995 Pops Stoppers: Greatest Hits of The Boston Pops Orchestra John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1996 America the Beautiful John Williams, Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2
1996 The Boston Pops Orchestra & John Williams Salute Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire & Judy Garland John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1999 Christmas Favorites Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2000 Encore! Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart 1
2004 Encore! John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 2
2005 America Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2006 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of John Williams & The Boston Pops John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2015 John Williams Conducts Music From Star Wars Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
Boston Pops Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
John Williams: The Great Movie Soundtracks John Williams, The Boston Pops Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman 1
Motion Picture Classics, Volume 1 Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Motion Picture Classics, Volume Two Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Night on Bald Mountain / "1812" Overture / The Sorcerer's Apprentice Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler 1
Orchestral Favourites Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 2
Selections From Cinema Serenade Itzhak Perlman, John Williams, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra 1
The Boston Pops Orchestra: A 70-year Celebration Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Oboe Concerto John Williams; Keisuke Wakao, Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
2013 A Boston Pops Christmas Live from Symphony Hall Boston Pops Orchestra 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Music for Stage and Screen John Williams, Aaron Copland; The Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 2

Single

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1949 Sleigh Ride / Serenata Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1

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