Andris Nelsons leads Boston Symphony Orchestra in special Franklin Park concert

FRANKLIN PARK — The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, teamed up for a special free concert in Boston’s Franklin Park on Sunday, Oct. 1.

The concert followed a community arts festival with family-friendly activities presented by many of Boston’s major institutions and local arts organizations. Offerings include an interactive mural, instrument playground, crafts, photo booth, live animal demonstrations, and more!

Led by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, and BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, the outdoor concert marks the first time the BSO and the Boston Pops have performed on the same stage in a free outdoor public venue, according to the BSO’s website. Though the Boston Pops have performed at Franklin Park twice before–in 2000, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, and in 1968 with Arthur Fiedler–this will be the first performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston’s largest park, and the first time Nelsons led the orchestra in an outdoor venue in Boston.

All photos by Bill Brett.

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