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Boston Car Hire and Boston Pops
Want your upcoming Boston car hire vacation to include an itinerary that's music to your ears? Then don't wait to plan an evening with the Boston Pops orchestra. Founded in 1885, the Boston Pops is the nation's leading festival orchestra, providing travelers with access to engaging performances and enlightening shows. Under the musical guidance of director Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops continue to wow audiences with their current musical hits and novelty numbers. When the Pops aren't performing in concert halls and sports arenas across the country, they're right here in Boston performing to sold out crowds. Become a part of the magic during your upcoming Boston car hire vacation and see why the Pops are so popular. Check out a live performance as part of your Verc car rental vacation.
What is a "Pops" orchestra?
Most Boston car hire travelers have heard of the Boston Pops Orchestra, however, very few actually know what a "Pops" orchestra is. In general terms, the Boston Pops is described as "the Boston Symphony Orchestra minus the first-chair players." The first-chair players constitute a separate subsection of the BSO and perform alongside the Pops as the Boston Symphony Chamber Players. While other cities have founded their own Pops orchestras, the Boston Pops remain the foremost festival orchestra in the country.
How the Pops came to be
Henry Lee Higginson, the founder of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, envisioned the Pops as presenting a "concert of a lighter kind of music." In 1885, the Pops presented their first series of concerts, entitled the Promenade Concerts. These shows combined light, classical music with current hits from musical theatre. Today, the Boston Pops stay true to Higginson's early vision, performing popular show tunes and unique novelty compositions. The Pops have continued to flourish under the direction of Keith Lockhart, receiving their first Grammy nomination for "The Celtic Album." "The Latin Album" also received a Latin Grammy nod. You don't have to be a classical music lover to enjoy these albums or any one of the Pops' concert programs; from pop music to jazz classics, the Pops' sound is sure to please even the pickiest musical connoisseur.
Performing at Symphony Hall
If you're planning to enjoy a Pops concert during your upcoming Boston car hire vacation, chances are good the performance will be held at Symphony Hall. Home to the Pops and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Hall is one of the finest concert halls in the world. Designed in accordance with scientifically derived acoustical principles, Symphony Hall distributes sound evenly and effortlessly throughout the building. Other feats of acoustic engineering include the shallow side balconies and the recessed coffered ceiling, which avoid trapping sound. The architects responsible for the design of Symphony Hall are McKim, Mead & White of New York.
Get your tickets to a Boston Pops performance
Boston car hire travelers can reserve tickets to a Pops concert in a variety of different ways. If you'd like to order by phone, Verc recommends calling SymphonyCharge at 888-266-1200. Phone orders can be placed Monday through Friday from 10am to 7pm and Saturday from 10am to 6pm. If you'd like to order online, simply surf on over to www.bso.org for full details. Boston car hire travelers can also purchase tickets in person at the symphony Hall Box Office, Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm.
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