Provocative musician and artist Amanda Palmer will join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on Thursday, December 31, at 10 p.m., to ring in the New Year at Symphony Hall. Doors for this New Year’s Eve celebration will open at 8:00 p.m. with pre-concert entertainment, and all concert-goers will be treated to a gourmet boxed dinner. The evening’s festivities will feature Keith Lockhart leading the Boston Pops, and will feature material from Palmer’s punk cabaret group The Dresden Dolls, her solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer, and much more. Amanda Palmer last performed with the Boston Pops on June 19 and 20, 2008.
Tickets for the New Year’s Eve celebration are priced from $45 to $160 and are on-sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bostonpops.org, phone through SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200 or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. or through intermission on Saturday. American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Diners Club, and cash are all accepted. There is a $5.50 per ticket handling fee for tickets ordered by phone or online.
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 New Year’s Eve, performing popular classics and new favorites including their show-stopping arrangement of “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” available for download at www.BostonPops.org/digital 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.