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The BSO and the Boston Pops present a special free concert in Boston’s Franklin Park

October 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm

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. 

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.

Boston Symphony Orchestra
Boston Pops Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, BSO Music Director
Keith Lockhart, Boston Pops Conductor
Thomas Wilkins,  BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor  and concert emcee

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 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

Preceding the concert, the BSO will host a pre-concert festival in Franklin Park, featuring musical demonstrations, art exhibits, crafts, and other activities for kids and families.


October 1, 2017
3:00 pm


Franklin Park
Boston, MA United States + Google Map