Special MAY DAY Event at the Prudential Center Celebrates 125 Years of the Boston Pops - May 1st , FREE!

Highlights include Performances by Musicians of the Boston Pops, The Boston Pops Gospel Choir and Project Step

The Boston Pops kicks off its landmark 125th anniversary season with a festive afternoon-long musical celebration at The Shops at Prudential Center, Saturday, May 1, from noon to 4 p.m. A brass quintet made up of Boston Pops musicians opens the festivities with a performance beginning at 12:15 at the entrance to the Food Court. From 12:30 to 2 p.m., Keith Lockhart will be in the Huntington Arcade for a CD signing, with birthday cake from Paradise Bakery and ice cream from Ben and Jerry’s to mark the occasion. Performances continue at the entrance to the Food Court at 2 p.m., when the Boston Pops Gospel Choir takes the stage. The talented young instrumentalists from Project STEP, a program for gifted musicians from minority communities, give a performance at 3:15 p.m. In addition, the Huntington Avenue corridor of the Prudential Center features an archival exhibit that traces the long, illustrious history of “America’s Orchestra.”

The Shops at Prudential Boston Pops event anticipates the opening of the Boston Pops 125th season at Symphony Hall. “Opening Night at Pops” is Tuesday, May 4, with performances scheduled through June 20, 2010. Tickets may be purchased online at www.bostonpops.org by phone through SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200 or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office located at 301 Massachusetts Avenue. For further information call 617-266-1492.

The Shops at Prudential Center is owned and operated by Boston Properties. It is New England’s top shopping and dining destination with 75 world class retailers, 27 dining options, 3000+ parking spaces, and four top Boston attractions all under one roof. The Shops at Prudential Center is home to the Boston area’s only Saks 5th Avenue and Vineyard Vines, the recently opened White House Black Market, and over 100 events every year.

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