The Boston Pops are also releasing their showstopping performance of "Twelve Days of Christmas"
The Boston Pops will kick off its Holiday Pops public sale date—Monday, September 14—with the release of one of its most popular new arrangements, “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Available on September 14 for download at www.BostonPops.org/digital the piece is available in three formats: standard MP3 (320 kb/sec) for $3.99; AIFF hi definition stereo for $4.99; and WMA Windows Media hi-definition for $4.99. The download will also be available at www.Amazon.com.
“I knew we had a winning new arrangement of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” when we premiered it in 2007, but the audience’s enthusiastic response night after night was unlike anything I’ve ever seen at the Pops,” said Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart. “Then a flood of letters and phone calls came in requesting a recording of the new arrangement—an incredibly creative twist on one of the greatest Christmas-time classics. We knew then and there that we would make a recording of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and that it would become a staple of our Holiday season programming.”
THE 2009 HOLIDAY POPS SEASON, DECEMBER 9-27
Continuing one of Boston’s most beloved holiday traditions, Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops open the 2009 Boston Pops Holiday Series on Wednesday, December 9, kicking off a season that runs through Sunday, December 27. This year’s Holiday Series includes 35 pre- and post-Christmas evening and matinee concerts. The season also includes six special kids’ matinee concerts on Saturday, December 12 (11 a.m.); Sunday, December 13 (11 a.m.); Friday, December 18 (4 p.m.); Saturday, December 19 (11 a.m.); Sunday, December 20 (11 a.m.), and Thursday, December 24 (11 a.m.). These family concerts include a children’s sing-along, and parents can bring cameras to take photos of their children with Santa after the concert. Table seats will include a kid-friendly menu, along with special holiday treats.
Holiday Pops tickets, ranging in price from $27-$122, depending on date and time, will go on sale at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 14 online at bostonpops.org. Starting at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 14, tickets may be purchased by phone at SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, and through the Symphony Hall Box Office, located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue. Symphony hall Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday Box Office hours are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and until intermission on performance nights. The Box Office remains open through intermission on concert nights. American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club, personal checks, and cash are all accepted. There is a $5.50 per ticket handling fee for tickets ordered by phone or online. All Holiday Pops patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket.