Closing Celebration

Boston Pops Swing Orchestra

Monday, October 10    Doors open at 7:00 pm    Concert starts at 8:00 pm

Don’t miss an incredible evening of music featuring a private concert by the Boston Pops Swing Orchestra at world-renowned Symphony Hall. Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor Keith Lockhart, celebrating his 21st year with the BSO, will lead a hand-picked swing orchestra featuring 40 of the most acclaimed BSO musicians playing familiar tunes from the American songbook.

Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded orchestra in the country, beginning with the establishment of the modern-era Pops by Arthur Fiedler and continuing through the innovations introduced by John Williams and the new-millennium Pops spearheaded by Lockhart. In 2010, with the 125th anniversary season, the Boston Pops reached a landmark moment in a remarkable history that began with its founding in 1885. In response to the ever-diversifying trends in music, Lockhart has taken the Pops in new directions, creating programs that reach out to a broader and younger audience by presenting artists from virtually every corner of the entertainment world, all the while maintaining the Pops’ appeal to its core audience.