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Evening at Pops; Arlo Guthrie, Gil Shaham


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Evening at Pops
Arlo Guthrie, Gil Shaham
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Taped shows of the Boston Pops. First telecast on WGBH in June 1957; Arthur Fiedler conducting at MIT Kresge Auditorium. Premiered nationally July 5, 1970, performances at Symphony Hall. Series release date: 1970

Program Description

EVENING AT POPS features the pairing of violinist Gil Shaham and legendary storyteller/songwriter Arlo Guthrie. First, Shaham joins the Boston Pops Orchestra for a performance of Kablevsky's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in C Major. Then Arlo Guthrie takes center stage to perform selections from his thirty-year music career. Perhaps best known for writing "Alice's Restaurant Massacre," a song that grew into an anti-establishment anthem for an entire generation, Guthrie's EVENING AT POPS debut include original gospel numbers and a stirring rendition of the folk classic, "This Land is Your Land," by his late father, Woody Guthrie. Gil Shaham returns to join Guthrie in performing his original composition, "Arlo's Rag." Other program highlights include the Boston Pops Orchestra's own principal clarinetist Thomas Martin's rousing performance of Artie Shaw's Clarinet Concerto, and the Overture to Glinka's Russlan and Ludmilla.



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Performance for a Live Audience
Dangel, Susan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening at Pops; Arlo Guthrie, Gil Shaham,” 06/29/1998, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1178B84D5C5D4E08B3C09F4AFD8CD7A2.
MLA: “Evening at Pops; Arlo Guthrie, Gil Shaham.” 06/29/1998. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1178B84D5C5D4E08B3C09F4AFD8CD7A2>.
APA: Evening at Pops; Arlo Guthrie, Gil Shaham. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_1178B84D5C5D4E08B3C09F4AFD8CD7A2
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