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Evening at Pops; John Williams Gala Celebration


John Williams Portrait. CH: Narration; CH2: Narration Backup; CH3: m & NAT; CH4: M & NAT backup

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Evening at Pops
John Williams Gala Celebration
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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

The 24th summertime season of EVENING AT POPS opens with a gala concert honoring John Williams in his 14th--and last--season as Boston Pops Orchestra conductor. This program, hosted by Richard Dreyfuss, features musical tributes from Jessye Norman and Aretha Franklin, a "surprise" appearance by Christopher Reeve, and personal messages from Itzhak Perlman and other good friends of Williams.

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Broadcast program

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Performance for a Live Audience
Dangel, Susan (Series Producer)
Chicago: “Evening at Pops; John Williams Gala Celebration,” 05/04/1993, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 19, 2019, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D3B3DEFC8C174269B7E90BBA3A6C45EB.
MLA: “Evening at Pops; John Williams Gala Celebration.” 05/04/1993. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 19, 2019. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D3B3DEFC8C174269B7E90BBA3A6C45EB>.
APA: Evening at Pops; John Williams Gala Celebration. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D3B3DEFC8C174269B7E90BBA3A6C45EB
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