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Newly recorded hour-long video performances by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and BSO musicians in chamber music Along with behind-the-scenes storytelling with conductors, composers, and musicians, plus much more.

 

Delight in the Boston Pops Spring Celebration on BSO NOW! The season includes six concerts released in May and June – four newly recorded this Spring and two classics from our archives! Access to view these performances is available with a 7-Day ($9), 30-Day ($25) or seasonal pass ($100). The full season pass also includes concerts from this summer’s Tanglewood season streaming live on Saturdays and Mondays from July 10 through August 16, and available on-demand after their release, with even more concerts released in late August and September. Sales begin May 6.

Friends of the BSO, Boston Pops, and Tanglewood receive a special 15% discount on BSO NOW access passes.

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Information on Complimentary Access:
Corporate Sponsors and BSO Business Partners have access to BSO NOW through August 31, 2021. Access is automatic after logging into the streaming portal here and no additional donation is required.

Essential Workers will also receive access through August 31, 2021, compliments of Bank of America. More information on the essential workers program is here.

BSO Subscribers, Online College Card holders, and current BSO, Pops, and Tanglewood donors and Business Partners of $100 or more receive complimentary access to BSO NOW programs released through April 30, 2021. (BSO NOW programs are available to view for 30 days after release date.)

If you are a current or past subscriber with questions about your BSO NOW access, please contact Customer Service at customerservice@bso.org or 617-266-1200. If you are a donor and have questions about your programming access, please contact the Friends of the BSO at friendsofthebso@bso.org.


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An overview of the programming can be found below: 


Boston Pops Spring Celebration

The Boston Pops Celebrates Mother’s Day: Honoring Women
Newly Recorded for Spring 2021
Available May 6 – June 5

Join the Pops beginning on Mother’s Day weekend to celebrate music by and about women, and beloved by all! The orchestra will perform music by Maurice Ravel, Rachel Bruerville, and William Grant Still that depicts the love and care mothers give, and it will also feature music by composers Clara Schumann and Joan Tower. Plus, sing along to music by Carole King and ABBA! The concert will feature a special performance of the first movement of Clara Schumann’s Piano Concerto with pianist Tanya Gabrielian, and J.S. Bach’s Double Concerto played by Boston Pops violinist Ala Jojatu and her daughter, Maria Jojatu.

MORE INFO: May 6, 12PM - June 5


Pops in Love
Pops Classic from the Archives
Available May 13 – June 12

As springtime flowers bloom across New England, we present to you an encore broadcast of our beautiful and romantic Pops in Love concert! This unique program includes spirited classics such as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy along with selections from Broadway and John Williams’ film music. Plus, special guest dancers from Boston dance companies perform alongside the orchestra in three selections from a variety of styles ranging from opera to jazz. Pops in Love is a treat for the ears and the eyes, celebrating the music that brings us all closer together.

MORE INFO: May 13 - June 12

A Tribute to John Williams
Newly Recorded for Spring 2021
Available May 20 – June 19

Experience a rare and intimate soundscape of modern cinema’s greatest music featuring the scores and stories of the Boston Pops’ own Laureate Conductor John Williams. Led by Keith Lockhart, this magical evening includes the orchestra performing the breadth of Williams’ music — from iconic (Star Wars) to rarities (Stargazers from E.T.), accompanied by exclusive intimate interviews with the world’s most beloved film composer telling the stories behind his music and career.
MORE INFO: May 20 - June 19

Exquisite Ella
Pops Classic from the Archives
Available May 27 – June 26

The Boston Pops and the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation are delighted to share with our national and international audience – for the first time in decades – this treasure from the Symphony Hall archives. From the moment she appeared on stage in June of 1976 – to a standing ovation no less – the exquisite Ella Fitzgerald had the Pops audience in the palm of her hand. After a boisterous Pops Guys and Dolls medley with the legendary Arthur Fiedler, Ella glides through tunes by Gershwin, Porter, and Ellington.
MORE INFO: May 27 - June 26

An Evening with Chris Thile and the Stars of Tomorrow
Newly Recorded for Spring 2021
Available June 3 – July 3

Join Keith Lockhart and the Pops as they host the 11th annual Fidelity Investments Young Artists Competition concert. The winners of this year’s competition, chosen by audition from high school students throughout the Commonwealth, will join the Pops for a special concert, showcasing the talent and commitment of our most talented young people, made even more impressive given the challenges they’ve faced this past year. Then, multiple Grammy winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile joins the orchestra for his Boston Pops debut. A child prodigy himself, mandolinist Thile (Nickel Creek, Punch Brothers, Live from Here) is one of today’s great musical innovators; as an instrumentalist, composer and vocalist, he transcends genres to create a new American music. The Boston Pops will add to the celebration with audience favorites drawn from our great recordings of the last twenty-five years, including Runnin’ Wild, Keith’s debut album with the Pops, and their Grammy-nominated The Celtic Album and The Latin Album.
MORE INFO: June 3 - July 3

The Roots of Jazz: American Voices
Newly Recorded for Spring 2021
Available June 10 – July 10

Join Keith Lockhart and the Pops as they trace the development of Jazz from its New Orleans roots, to the music of Black American innovators like Scott Joplin, Father of the Blues W.C. Handy, and the great Stride pianist James P. Johnson, composer of “The Charleston.” Further along the path, the Pops will highlight the music of George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman, three great musicians who were instrumental in bringing jazz to a worldwide audience, and pay tribute to Modern Jazz pioneer Dave Brubeck as the musical world celebrates the centennial of his birth. It’s an American story of the quintessential American music
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MORE INFO: June 10 - July 10


BSONow 2021

Music in Changing Times - Pathways of Romanticism

April 15, at noon: Andris Nelsons leads the Boston Symphony Orchestra in a program of Brahms’ Serenade No. 2 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 4.

April 22, at noon: Andris Nelsons leads the orchestra in Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 10; Weber’s Clarinet Concertino with BSO Principal Clarinet William Hudgins as soloist, and Schumann’s Concertstück in F for four horns and orchestra, with BSO horn players Richard Sebring, Rachel Childers, Michael Winter, and Jason Snider.

April 29, at noon: A Strauss program brings the BSO’s 2020-21 BSO NOW online streaming season to an end with the composer’s Wind Serenade, Op. 7, and Interludes from Intermezzo, under the direction of Andris Nelsons.

Please note: Each of the BSO’s Music in Changing Times online video programs will include magazine-style segment with musicians, composers, and conductors shedding light on the musical selections and themes associated with each program.

Pathways of Romanticism - Full Schedule


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