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Boston Pops Swing Orchestra to perform New Years Eve Concert

Saturday Oct 19, 2013
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Bandleader/trumpeter Bo Winiker
Bandleader/trumpeter Bo Winiker  

The Boston Pops Swing Orchestra will be joined by Boston’s legendary bandleader extraordinaire, Bo Winiker, in a gala concert to ring in the New Year at Symphony Hall on Tuesday, Dec. 31, at 10 p.m.

The crowd-pleasing program will include memorable melodies made famous by such diverse musical icons as Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, ABBA, and Elvis. At this special concert, patrons can dance the night away on the Symphony Hall dance floor, then at midnight, raise a glass for a toast to the New Year.

World-famous Symphony Hall will be transformed in grand Pops style, with cafĂ©-style seating for this special New Year’s celebration, marking the most festive night of the year. The concert starts at 10 p.m. and the doors open at 8 p.m. All guests attending the Boston Pops’ New Year’s Eve concert will have the option of purchasing food and drink from the Pops kitchen. Tickets, priced from $50 to $135, may be purchased online at www.bostonpops.org, by phone through SymphonyCharge at 617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200, or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office, at 301 Massachusetts Avenue.

On Oct. 22, the Boston Pops will release its first all-live Holiday CD, "A Boston Pops Christmas -- Live From Symphony Hall," under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart, with the acclaimed Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and powerhouse vocalist Melinda Doolittle, an "American Idol" finalist. "A Boston Pops Christmas -- Live From Symphony Hall," was recorded live at concerts during the 2011 and 2012 Holiday Pops seasons in Boston’s Symphony Hall, widely considered one of the top concert halls in the world. The new album is the orchestra’s first seasonal recording since the release of "Sleigh Ride" in 2004.

Bo Winiker has been providing New Englanders with the finest musical entertainment for many years. Some of his highlights include performing at The White House, as well as at two Presidential inaugurations. He was a member of the house band at The Parker House Hotel in Boston for fourteen years, performing in "The Last Hurrah." As part of Winiker Music, he performs regularly at Skipjack’s in Copley Square and Patriot Place, Foxboro. He has performed at many galas from weddings to landmark celebrations, including the 150th Anniversary of the Boston Public Library, and the 125th Anniversary of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. The Boston Globe has called Winiker Music, "Boston’s House Band."

Concert to take place Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. at Symphony Hall

Tickets are priced from $50 to $135 and may be purchased by phone through SymphonyCharge (617-266-1200 or 888-266-1200), online through the BSO’s website (www.bso.org), or in person at the Symphony Hall Box Office (301 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston). There is a $6.25 service fee for all tickets purchased online or by phone through SymphonyCharge.

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