In Memoriam Lore Pittman

With sadness, orchestra members learned of Lore Pittman’s passing this spring. She has been coming to our concerts as long as Dick has been conducting, which is 50 years. She was beloved by us all for her gentle friendship and encouragement. At the beginning of September, musicians from Dick’s ensembles — Boston Musica Viva, New England Philharmonic, and Concord Orchestra — all played at a celebration of her life, here at 51 Walden.

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Bernie Hoffer at Pops

Composer Bernie HofferJeff Korn, Pops soloistOver the years, composer and arranger Bernie Hoffer has done many new arrangements of songs from the classic American Songbook. Jazz singers like Marlene Ver Planck and Maureen McMullan have performed these tunes with us with their wonderful flair.

This year, our favorite baritone Jeffrey Korn is back again to sing Bernie’s Six by George, songs by George Gershwin of course.

Come to a Pops concert in May, and you can sing along with Jeffrey for My Fair Lady too.




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Susan Jackson plays Liebermann Flute Concerto

Flutist Susan JacksonFor Pops this season, Susan Jackson, the orchestra’s principal flutist, will play the first movement of Lowell Liebermann’s Flute Concerto. The concerto starts out with a beautiful melody that might be from a movie soundtrack. Then the music bursts forth into flute fireworks. The concerto has a lot of notes!


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Heroes and Villains at Pops

From the utopian world of Candide to the denizens of the underworld, we play for you some famous tunes for heroes and villains in our Pops concerts this May. We’ve got Superman, Mephisto, and Candide.

Original Broadway poster for My Fair Lady by Al Hirschfeld

We’ll also have a My Fair Lady singalong with one of our favorite vocalists, Jeffrey Korn. Is Professor Henry Higgins a hero for transforming the working-class girl Eliza Doolittle into a “lady”? It’s more of a romantic affair than a hero and villain situation.

Call now or go online for tickets — Ticket Info — Here are the concert dates:

Friday May 18 at 8:00 PM
Saturday May 19 at 8:00 PM
Sunday May 20 at 2:00 PM

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NPR’s From the Top presents our Young Artist concerto winner

Alex Goldberg plays on NPR’s From the Top

Young Artist violinist Alex Goldberg performed on Show 349 of NPR’s From the Top  on February 11, 2018. Alex played a movement from Robert Schumann’s first Sonata in A minor.

The program was taped before a live audience at Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory. Look for it in the program schedule of our local NPR stations starting the week of March 19.

Alex is the 17-year-old violinist who will play the Prokofiev Violin Concerto with the Orchestra on March 23 & 24, 2018.

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