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On Pops, part 1.


I have been wanting to write this post for almost a week but it has required a lot of passive thinking-about, hence the lack of substantive posts in the meantime…
Two pops shows in two weeks has got me thinking about that particular series, part of virtually every not-big-5 orchestra’s season. Unlike the main series (often referred to as “Masterworks” or some other lofty catchword) a pops series can be harder to define. A cursive exploration of various orchestras’ pops series, however, reveals some common themes. Continue reading