Boston Pops 2020 Holiday Celebration Concert

Boston Pops 2020 Holiday Celebration

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Videos in This Series:

Keith and Santa

2020 Holiday Pops

December  10, 12PM - January 9

Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops Orchestra in holiday classics old and new to both inspire you with hope and create holiday cheer this year. From the Pops’ classic "Sleigh Ride" and brilliant "Twelve Days of Christmas" to jazzy arrangements of traditional favorites, you’ll also hear "O Holy Night," "Home for the Holidays," a virtual performance with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and a special new reading of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" ("‘Twas the Night Before Christmas").

Special highlights for young audiences include "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" accompanied by an imaginative musical film in collaboration with FableVision Studios, a virtual performance of "Christmas Time is Here" by the Boston Symphony Children's Choir, and the Pops tradition of a singalong of your favorites to make the season bright. Sensory supports will be available for families with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivities.

Portions of this Holiday Pops program were filmed at Fenway Park, where team mascot Wally participated in the recording festivities.

Available December 10 at 12PM through January 9

GO TO VIDEO: December 10, 12PM - January 9

Captioning and Audio Description Available

The 2020 Holiday Pops represents a new milestone for the BSO by introducing both captioning and audio description for its online concert, inviting audience members from the deaf and blind/low vision communities to participate more fully in the concert experience.  Concertgoers can easily switch back and forth from the original to the described version by clicking on the headphone icon (labeled as "audio track" for screen readers) on the bottom right edge of the screen by clicking on the headphone icon (audio track) on the bottom right edge of the screen, which leads to a dropdown menu that offers two options: "en (Main)" and "en (Descriptive)."  The audio describer is Leslie Wu Foley, Helaine B. Allen Director of Education and Community Engagement, who has also been a professional describer since 1993.

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