BOSTON POPS ORCHESTRA RELEASES NEW LIVE RECORDING OF JOHN WILLIAMS’S OBOE CONCERTO, IN CELEBRATION OF THE COMPOSER’S 81ST BIRTHDAY, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 AT BOSTONPOPS.ORG
NEWLY RELEASED DIGITAL RECORDING FEATURES JOHN WILLIAMS AS CONDUCTOR AND BOSTON POPS PRINCIPAL OBOIST KEISUKE WAKAO AS SOLOIST
In celebration of Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams’s 81st birthday on February 8, 2013, the Boston Pops is releasing a new live recording of the composer’s Oboe Concerto at bostonpops.org. Written for principal Pops oboist Keisuke Wakao, the Oboe Concerto is the latest John Williams work to showcase the talented musicians of the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops. The recording took place during the world premiere performance of the work at a Boston Pops concert at Symphony Hall on May 25, 2011. The concerto’s three movements-Prelude, Pastorale, and Commedia-run approximately 19 minutes in length.