. Interchanging Idioms: Broadway Sensation and "Glee" star Idina Menzel Headlines with other Artists to Open Boston Pops 125th Season - May 4th

Monday, April 26, 2010

Broadway Sensation and "Glee" star Idina Menzel Headlines with other Artists to Open Boston Pops 125th Season - May 4th

Menzel to Step Into the Spotlight as Featured Guest Artist on May 5 and 6, Performing a Variety of Repertoire from Musical Theater Favorites to Classic Pop

Broadway sensation and Tony Award-winning actress/vocalist Idina Menzel will join Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops for three performances during the first week of the orchestra’s 125th season, including a cameo appearance at the “Opening Night at Pops” gala concert on Tuesday, May 4. For the opening night program, Ms. Menzel joins Doc Severinsen and pianist Michael Chertock for a special opening night program that honors the distinctive legacies of its most famous conductors—Mr. Lockhart, John Williams, and Arthur Fiedler. Ms. Menzel, who can currently be seen on the hit television show ”Glee,” returns to the Pops stage on May 5 and 6, when she will be highlighted performing a full set list of repertoire ranging from musical theater favorites to classic pop, including new arrangements of hits from two of her most famous shows, Rent and Wicked, as well as songs from her recent album I Stand. Opening Night at Pops is sponsored by Fidelity Investments.

The May 5-7 programs will also include a performance of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, with piano soloist Michael Chertock, and a segment showcasing music from three of Mr. Williams’s most beloved film scores—ET, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. The concert’s grand finale is The Beatles: Rock Band Sing-Along, which invites the audience to sing along to some of The Beatles’ iconic songs synched to film projections of Harmonix’s groundbreaking video game The Beatles: Rock Band.

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