. Interchanging Idioms: Jane Krakowski and Melinda Doolittle Join Keith Lockhart and the Botson Pops for the 27th Annual "A Company Christmas at Pops" - Dec 15th

Friday, December 10, 2010

Jane Krakowski and Melinda Doolittle Join Keith Lockhart and the Botson Pops for the 27th Annual "A Company Christmas at Pops" - Dec 15th

On Wednesday, December 15, at 8 p.m., Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart will lead the 27th annual “A Company Christmas at Pops,” one of the BSO’s most important annual fundraising events. Tony award-winner Jane Krakowski of NBC’s “30 Rock” will headline the concert, which will also feature “American Idol” finalist Melinda Doolittle on the first half of the program.
(Photo Credit: Michael Lutch)
This year’s holiday fundraiser has already raised more than its $900,000 goal to benefit the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, and represents support from nearly 100 New England companies. William F. Achtmeyer of The Parthenon Group and Richard F. Connolly, Jr., of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney are co-chairs of this event. The doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a festive pre-concert reception, followed by a gourmet boxed dinner and the concert in the hall. “A Company Christmas at Pops” is part of the Holiday Pops season, which takes place December 8-December 26, at Symphony Hall.

“A Company Christmas at Pops” is a unique holiday gala that celebrates the extraordinary partnership between the corporate community and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since its inception in 1984, “A Company Christmas at Pops,” an annual holiday tradition for area business leaders and their guests, has raised nearly $19 million for the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras. The revenue raised through this event helps support the BSO’s Youth and Community Outreach programs throughout the year.

Building on a beloved 27-year tradition, 200 youngsters from children’s service organizations throughout greater Boston will be invited as special guests to this year’s event. Children’s service organizations participating this year include Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Blue Scholars, Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester, Camp Harbor View, Catholic Charities, The Home for Little Wanderers, Inner-City Catholic Schools, Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC), Robert F. Kennedy Children's Action Corps, and Tenacity. The “A Company Christmas at Pops” Children’s Program will take place at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston. Children will enjoy dinner, visits from Santa and costumed characters, and goodie bags provided by a variety of in-kind donors. Silver Fox Motorcoaches will provide buses to transport the children from the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel to Symphony Hall.

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