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. 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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Album

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1963 Jalousie Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1966 The "Pops" Goes Country Chet Atkins with Arthur Fiedler & The Boston Pops 1
1976 White Christmas Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1978 Capriccio Italien - Capriccio Espagnol Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops 1
1979 Saturday Night Fiedler Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1980 Pops in Space John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 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
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
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
1991 I Love a Parade Boston Pops Orchestra 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 John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 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
1994 Rhapsody in Blue, Other Works George Gershwin; Earl Wild, Boston Pops Orchestra, Arthur Fiedler 3
1994 It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing! John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1994 Pops Christmas Party Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1995 Salute to America Boston Pops Orchestra, John Williams 1
1995 Space and Time John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1996 Summon the Heroes John Williams, Boston Pops Orchestra 7
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 Rodgers: Slaughter on Tenth Avenue Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
1997 American Visions Boston Pops Orchestra 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 Cinema Serenade 2: The Golden Age Boston Pops Orchestra, Itzhak Perlman, John Williams 1
2000 The Latin Album (feat. conductor: Kieth Lockhart) Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2001 American Classics John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2004 Sleigh Ride Boston Pops Orchestra 1
2010 SPACE-TACULARS John Williams & The Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Arthur Fielder & The Boston Pops Play The Beatles Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
Broadway's Greatest Hits Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra 1
My Favorite Things Boston Pops Orchestra 1

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