Category Archives: classical

Varèse for the Weekend

Quartet for the End of Time, by Messiaen

Messiaen for the Weekend

Les Offrandes Oubliées, by Olivier Messiaen.

Aaron Copland for the Weekend

Some Minimalism for the Weekend

Adagio–a Tribute to 9/11

For the 4th


The longstanding tradition of the Boston Pops Orchestra is to give a concert on the Fourth of July, inevitably closed by Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.  This is from the Bicentennial Year of 1976, when the Pops was still helmed by Arthur Fiedler, the face of the Pops throughout my childhood and young adulthood.  May he rest in peace; and may you enjoy the music.

Boston Pops Orchestra for the Weekend

Debussy for the Weekend

Thomas Tallis for the Weekend