Boston Pops Cancels Spring Season Amid Coronavirus Crisis


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Boston Pops Orchestra has cancelled their spring season over coronavirus concerns.

The season was originally supposed to start on May 6, and last until June 13. It was to celebrate Keith Lockhart's 25 anniversary as conductor of the orchestra.

"For only the second time in its 135-year history, the Boston Pops is forced to cancel an entire season of performances — the first time was in 1890," the orchestra said in a statement.

No decisions have been made yet regarding the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular on the Fourth of July, or the 2020 Tanglewood season.

The orchestra will still be providing digital content in a program they're calling Boston Pops At Home. That will become available starting in May.

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