Evening at Pops

  • 1970
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

This summertime concert-series perennial features the Boston Pops performing with a lineup of guest stars that has ranged from Itzhak Perlman to Big Bird (and the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Loretta Lynn, Wynton Marsalis, and Peter, Paul and Mary in between).

Victor Borge

Denmark's "clown prince," pianist Victor Borge, joins the Pops. He spoofs Dvorak's "Humoresques" and Smetana's "Dance of the Comedians," then plays and sings all the parts in a Mozart opera "written in four flats (he had to move three times)." Also: the Pops performs the first of Grieg's "Peer Gynt" suites.

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  • Premiered: July 12, 1970
  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: This summertime concert-series perennial features the Boston Pops performing with a lineup of guest stars that has ranged from Itzhak Perlman to Big Bird (and the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Loretta Lynn, Wynton Marsalis, and Peter, Paul and Mary in between)… (more)

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