Fifty years ago, four lads from Liverpool changed the course of popular music forever, and their influence still reverberates throughout the music world. Come hear the music of The Beatles as you've never heard it before, in breathtaking symphonic treatments, performed by "America's Orchestra" - Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. The first part of the concert will include favorite classical compositions from the British Isles including music by Handel and Elgar, and a hilarious new version of Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.
Some people may not realize that there were 17 Pops conductors, beginning with the German Adolf Neuendorff, who preceded Arthur Fiedler, the first American-born musician to lead the orchestra. In his nearly 50-year tenure as Pops Conductor (1930-1979), Arthur Fiedler established the Boston Pops as a national icon. He moved the Pops beyond its origins in light-classical music into the world of pop culture, showcasing the popular artists of the day as well as the work of young American composers and arrangers. Mr. Fiedler organized the first free outdoor orchestral concerts on the Charles River Esplanade that led to Boston’s now-famous Fourth of July concert, establishing the Pops as the most recorded orchestra in history—including the bestseller “Jalousie”—and introduced the Evening at Pops television series, bringing the orchestra into the living rooms of countless Americans.
DATE: Saturday, February 4, 2017
TIME: 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Times Union Center Performing Arts
300 West Water St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
TICKETS: start at $44.25, and may be purchased online at FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase (the official presenter of the Jacksonville show), or by calling (904) 442-BWAY (2929) between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. Discounts are available for groups of 10+ by calling (904) 442-2947 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Join the Artist Series JAX for a pre-show wine tasting and conversation with Boston Pops Conductor Kevin Lockhart when you purchase a VIP ticket to the show. Limited to 50 seats! VIP packages start at $260, plus applicable fees.