The Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country. Affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” the group began with the establishment of the modern-era Pops by Arthur Fiedler and continue through the innovations introduced by John Williams Keith Lockhart. Now, see the Boston Pops live at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, March 23rd beginning at 8:00 p.m.!
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. Four years earlier, in 1881, Civil War veteran Henry Lee Higginson 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 Boston Pops 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, Conductor
Get your tickets now to see the country’s most beloved orchestra. Tickets begin at $75 and may be purchased online at www.tobincenter.org or at the box office, which can be reached at (210) 223-8624.
At Vizcaya Apartments in San Antonio, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Saturday!
Saturday, March 23, 2019–8:00 PM
Event Venue Location:
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78205