Mayor Michelle Wu Plays Piano With Boston Symphony Orchestra

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Mayor Michelle Wu put her piano skills on display at Symphony Hall Sunday.

The mayor led the Boston Pops in a performance of the Andante Movement of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major at a free concert by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The show, dubbed Concert for the City, was meant to celebrate the City of Boston and "build community through the shared experience of great music."

Before her performance, Mayor Wu addressed Symphony Hall about her experience growing up in an immigrant family and the importance of music.

"Music is incredibly special, it is a way to transcend language, culture, and time," Mayor Wu said. "When my parents may have not felt fully comfortable speaking English, music was our way, as a family, of connecting and feeling part of the larger community."

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The mayor received a standing ovation at the end of her performance. The concert also featured pieces from two important figures in Boston's musical history like George Chadwick, Florence Price, Valerie Coleman, and Roberto Sierra.

This was the first Concert for the City since October 2021.

WBZ's Brooke McCarthy (@BrookeWBZ) reports.

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