Wynton Marsalis

The Best of the Boston Pops

The Best of the Boston Pops

 

This musical special features some of the greatest moments from the world- renowned orchestra’s 129-year history. Hosted by Pops conductor Keith Lockhart, the program tells the orchestra’s story – from its beginning as summertime entertainment for Bostonians to its role as a national icon and beloved institution.

 

Showcasing the extraordinary variety of artists and performances from the leadership eras of Arthur Fiedler (1930-79), John Williams (1980-1993) and Keith Lockhart (1995 to present), this special program includes interviews and/or performances by Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, Josh Groban, James Taylor, Vanessa Williams, Yo-Yo Ma, Wynton Marsalis and Roberta Flack, among others. The program also features footage of legendary singers and musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Johnny Cash, Benny Goodman and Sammy Davis, Jr., along with performances by Broadway stars Ethel Merman, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane and Jerry Herman.

 

 

JAZZ
A Masterpiece by Midnight (1961-Present)

JAZZ: A Masterpiece by Midnight. Charles Mingus in 1976

 

In the 1960s, the question of what is jazz and what isn’t rages, dividing audiences, musicians and generations. Miles Davis leads a movement of jazz musicians who incorporate elements of rock and soul into their music.