When:
Sunday, Oct 01, 2017 3:00p -
6:00p

Where:
Franklin Park Playstead
Pierpont Rd
Dorchester, MA 02121

Admission:
FREE

Categories:
Art, Date Idea, Food, Kid Friendly, Music, Performing Arts

Event website:
https://www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/90407

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops present a special free concert and community arts festival in Boston's Franklin Park

On Sunday, October 1, at 3 p.m., the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, will present a special free concert in Boston's Franklin Park. The concert is preceded by a community arts festival with family-friendly activities presented by many of Boston's major institutions and local arts organizations. Offerings include an interactive mural, instrument playground, crafts, photo booth, live animal demonstrations, and more!

Led by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, and BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, the outdoor concert marks the first time the BSO and the Boston Pops have performed on the same stage in a free outdoor public venue. Though the Boston Pops have performed at Franklin Park twice before-in 2000, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, and in 1968 with Arthur Fiedler-this will be the first performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston's largest park, and the first time Mr. Nelsons has led the orchestra in an outdoor venue in Boston.

The festival also includes several local food vendors, so you can sample everything from waffle sundaes to Vietnamese banh mi, tamales to rosemary iced tea. There's something for everyone!

Address:
The Playstead at Franklin Park
25 Pierpont Road, Dorchester, MA

Program:
SMITH The Star-Spangled Banner
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

WILLIAMS Raider's March
WILLIAMS Hedwig's Theme from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
WILLIAMS Dry Your Tears, Afrika, from "Amistad"
WILLIAMS Theme from "JFK" suite
WILLIAMS Main Title from "Star Wars"
Keith Lockhart, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
Grant STILL Symphony No. 1, 4th movement ("Aspiration")
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

MAHLER Symphony No. 1, 4th movement
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Before the concert, join us for an afternoon of family friendly activities! Meet animals from the Franklin Park Zoo, try musical instruments at our Instrument Playground, take a walking tour with Emerald Necklace Conservancy, help create a community mural with teen artists from Artists for Humanity, and more. The pre-concert festival is sponsored by HOT 96.9 Boston.

The festival also includes several local food vendors, so you can sample everything from waffle sundaes to Vietnamese banh mi, tamales to rosemary iced tea. There's something for everyone!

Community Partners:
Artists For Humanity
BalletRox
Bird Street Community Center
Boston Children's Chorus
Boston Children's Museum
Castle of our Skins
Community Servings
CommonWealth Kitchen
The Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Franklin Park Coalition
Franklin Park Zoo
Jorge Arce: The Afro-Caribbean Project
Project STEP

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