The Boston Pops - 2019 Holiday Pops at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium

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July 9, 2019 
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Lowell Memorial Auditorium Presents
The Boston Pops

2019 Holiday Pops
Sunday, December 22 at 2:30 pm

Tickets on Sale Friday at 10:00 am


Lowell, MA – 
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium is proud present The Boston Pops – 2019 Holiday Pops on Sunday, December 22 at 2:30 pm.

Join the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and Conductor Keith Lockhart for their sparkling and beloved Holiday Pops concert. Capturing the magic of the Christmas season and the winter charms of New England, the Boston Pops will perform their signature Sleigh Ride, as well as other holiday classics, and new arrangements of seasonal favorites. They are joined by the Metropolitan Chorale, known as one of Metro Boston’s premier choral ensembles. Santa Claus himself will make a guest appearance during the concert’s finale, followed by the traditional Boston Pops Holiday Sing-a-long, to bring this special performance to a close.

Tickets for The Boston Pops – 2019 Holiday Pops at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, December 22 at 2:30 pm are $49-$129, and are on sale Friday at 10:00 am at
www.lowellauditorium.com, or by calling 1 (800) 657- 8774. Sponsored by Enterprise Bank.

THE BOSTON POPS 
"The Boston Pops Orchestra performs the best music of the past and present, appealing to the widest possible audience with a broad spectrum of styles, from jazz to pop, indie rock to big band, film music to the great American songbook, and Broadway to classical, making it the perfect orchestra for people who don't know they like orchestras!" - Keith Lockhart

In 2019, the Boston Pops will enter its 134th season of entertaining audiences in Boston and beyond. Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart will mark his 24th year at the helm of the orchestra. It all began in 1885, thanks to the vision of Civil War veteran Henry Lee Higginson. Fours years earlier, in 1881, he founded the Boston Symphony Orchestra, calling its establishment "the dream of my life." From the start he intended to present, in the warmer months, concerts of light classics and the popular music of the day. From a practical perspective, Higginson realized that these "lighter" performances would provide year-round employment for his musicians. The "Promenade Concerts," as they were originally called, were soon informally known as "Popular Concerts," which eventually became shortened to "Pops," the name officially adopted in 1900.

The following year the orchestra performed for the first time in its new home, Symphony Hall. Not only is this performance space acoustically outstanding, it was also designed, at Higginson's insistence, so that the rows of seats for Boston Symphony concerts could be replaced by tables and chairs for Pops concerts. To this day, patrons sitting at the cabaret-style tables can enjoy food and drink, along with the kind of musical entertainment only the Boston Pops can provide. Some people may not realize that there were seventeen 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), he established the Boston Pops as a national icon. When John Williams (1980-1993) succeeded Arthur Fiedler in 1980, he was the most highly acclaimed composer in Hollywood, and today, with 50 Academy Award nominations, he is the most-nominated living person in Academy history. Mr. Williams continued the Boston Pops Orchestra's prolific recording tradition with a series of best-selling recordings for the Philips and Sony Classical labels, broadened and updated the Pops repertoire, and entertained audiences with live orchestral accompaniment to film clips of memorable movie scenes, many of which featured iconic music from his own film scores.

Having led nearly 1,800 Boston Pops concerts in his tenure, Keith Lockhart (1995-present) has created programs that reach out to a broader and younger audience by presenting artists-both established performers and rising stars-from virtually every corner of the entertainment world, all the while maintaining the Pops' appeal to its core audience. He has made 78 television shows, led forty national and four overseas tours with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, led the Pops at several high-profile sports events, and recorded thirteen albums. Mr. Lockhart's tenure has been marked by a dramatic increase in touring, the orchestra's first Grammy nominations, the first major network national broadcast of the Fourth-of-July spectacular from the Esplanade, and the release of the Boston Pops' first self-produced and self-distributed recordings. 


TICKETS
Tickets for The Boston Pops – 2019 Holiday Pops at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, December 22 at 2:30 pm are $49-$129, and are on sale Friday at 10:00 am at
www.lowellauditorium.com, or by calling 1 (800) 657- 8774. Sponsored by Enterprise Bank.

LOWELL MEMORIAL AUDITORIUM
The Lowell Memorial Auditorium was originally constructed in 1922, by the architectural firm Blackall, Clapp & Whittmore. The 2,800-seat auditorium is an indoor venue located in Downtown Lowell, Massachusetts on Merrimack Street and is an ideal venue for concerts, family shows, conferences, conventions, trade shows, corporate seminars and much more. Lowell Memorial Auditorium’s 2019-20 season is generously sponsored by Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. www.lowellauditorium.com    

LOWELL MANAGEMENT GROUP  
Lowell Management Group, Inc. (LMG) was established in 2017 to provide venue facility management, event promotion, marketing and event booking expertise for public assembly facilities. Beginning on July 1, 2018, LMG took over operations of Lowell Memorial Auditorium. www.lowellmanagementgroup.com.


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Andrew Cook