Summer of '69

Summer of '69

Summer of '69
with special guest Arlo Guthrie 

Keith Lockhart, conductor

Wednesday, May 15, 8pm

Thursday, May 16, 8pm

The summer of 1969 was a year of unprecedented scientific exploration, social upheaval, and musical excitement. Living legend, songwriter, storyteller and singer, Arlo Guthrie joins us as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, one of the most iconic and influential festivals in the history of music. Adding to this mix will be a Pops tribute to the year’s two most groundbreaking albums: The Beatles’ Abbey Road and The Who’s rock opera masterpiece, Tommy! We will also pay homage to one of mankind’s greatest achievements as we present the Boston debut of From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond, a new work by James Beckel celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. A celebration a half-century in the making!