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2021 Holiday Pops Concert, Under the Direction of Keith Lockhart, Available As a BSO NOW Online Video Stream December 17 Through January 16.

Monthly BSO NOW Live Video Streams Are Available for Video-On-Demand Viewing at BSO.ORG/NOW 30 Days and Can Be Viewed on the Web and via Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Select Samsung Smart TVs

Details of Future 2021-22 BSO NOW Season Livestreams and Video-On Demand Viewing Will Be Announced in the New Year

Recently Recorded BSO NOW Concert Streams Release Dates

  • November 11 - December 11: Multi-Grammy winner Victor Wooten makes his BSO debut at Symphony Hall performing his concerto La Lección Tres, which continues the musical philosophical journey of his novel The Music Lesson: A Spiritual Search for Growth Through Music. This Thomas Wilkins-led program will also include a suite from the ballet score Hiawatha by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and The River—a symphonic ballet score by Duke Ellington.
  • December 17, 2021 - January 16, 2022: Recorded at Tanglewood's Linde Center, this BSO NOW concert stream features members of the Calyx Trio—BSO violinist Catherine French, cellist Jennifer Lucht, and pianist Nina Ferrigno—performing Beethoven’s Sonata in G for piano and violin, Op. 30, No. 3; the world premiere of James Lee III’s Piano Trio No. 3 Tones of Clay; and Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat, Op. 1, No. 1.
  • December 17, 2021 - January 16, 2022: Keith Lockhart leads Boston Pops holiday favorites: Duke Ellington’s jazzy version of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite; the annual presentation of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” signaling the arrival of Santa to Symphony Hall, “Sleigh Ride,” “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” and David Chase’s perennially popular arrangement of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” New holiday programming includes two popular Mexican Christmas songs composed by Silvino Jaramillo and a new medley of holiday spirituals, The Good News Voyage, by David Coleman with evocative images by Ashley Bryan projected on screens above the orchestra.
  • To be recorded during the upcoming 2021 Holiday Pops season at Symphony Hall, this Holiday Pops concert stream will be accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind, and low-vision audiences through closed captioning and audio description. Click here to view a press release about the 2021 Holiday Pops season at Symphony Hall, December 2- 24.
  • December 23, 2021 - January 22, 2022: Recorded at Tanglewood's Linde Center, this special concert stream, entitled “Concert for Very Young People: Circle Round Edition,” is presented by WBUR's Circle Round and the BSO and is hosted by Rebecca Sheir. It features BSO musicians Cindy Meyers, piccolo; Suzanne Nelsen, bassoon; and Rachel Childers, horn; and actors Karen Allen, Megan Boone, Scott Cohen, Marielle Heller, and Peter Riegert.

Programs and Release Dates for Archival BSO NOW Concert Streams

  • November 18 - December 18: Seiji Ozawa leads Olly Wilson’s Voices and Rimsky Korsakov’s Scheherazade (February 19, 1977).
  • January 6 - February 5, 2022: Seiji Ozawa leads Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with soloist Andre Watts (4/18/74) and two works by Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales and La Valse (April 19, 1975).

These two archival videos of past Symphony Hall concerts are drawn from the BSO’s rich collection of recorded performances, including those produced in collaboration with Boston public broadcaster GBH. BSO NOW is featuring monthly releases of archival concerts both recent and historic.

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