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Evening at Pops; Modern Jazz Quartet


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Evening at Pops
Modern Jazz Quartet
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Series Description

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

From the 12/1969 WGBH Program Guide: “One of the nation’s top jazz groups, the Modern Jazz Quartet performs some of its best-known works, during a concert recorded by WGBH at the Berkshire Festival. On the NET Festival program will be ‘Blue Necklace’, What Now My Love?’, ‘Monterey Mist’, ‘Exposure’, ‘A Cold Wind is Blowing’, ‘Concerto de Aranjuez’, and ‘The Jasmine Tree’. Introducing the concert is Gunther Schuller, President of the New England Conservatory of Music. At the conclusion of the program the members of the quartet outline their musical background and ideas, what they have done musically, and where they are heading. Their words are accompanied by a film animation produced especially for this program by WGBH producer-director William Cosel.”



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Broadcast program

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Performance for a Live Audience
Dangel, Susan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening at Pops; Modern Jazz Quartet,” 01/31/1983, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C5AFFC0619A74843B2F2D2CF6BD25ACD.
MLA: “Evening at Pops; Modern Jazz Quartet.” 01/31/1983. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C5AFFC0619A74843B2F2D2CF6BD25ACD>.
APA: Evening at Pops; Modern Jazz Quartet. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_C5AFFC0619A74843B2F2D2CF6BD25ACD
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