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Discovering the Boston Music Scene

Written by Ysmay.

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The live music scene in Boston has always been a vibrant one. Many young, promising musicians play the local clubs in and around Boston. There are many fantastic bands of all genres in Boston, so odds are almost any night of the week you can go out and hear something you like. 

Part of this is thanks to the Berklee College of Music. The largest independent college of contemporary music in the world, Berklee is known as a school for jazz, rock, and pop. Since the founding of the school in 1945, Berklee students have taken the music world by storm. At the time of this writing, 99 Berklee graduates have won 221 Grammy Awards. 

and the school plays host to Berklee City Music. This non-profit education program "harnesses the energy of contemporary music to reach underserved 4th to 12th graders." 

Through year-long instruction and individualised mentoring, students are put on the path for music success. Berklee provides the kids with the tools and resources needed to flourish as musicians.

Boston Pops

Keith Lockhart by Stu RosnerKeith Lockhart by Stu Rosner

The Boston Pops led by conductor Keith Lockhart, in his 18th season with "America's Orchestra," kicked off the 2012 "Visions of America" spring Pops season with a gala opening night performance featuring Tony Award-winning icon Bernadette Peters on May 9.

Celebrating the American musical traditions that weave together the imagination and spirit of our diverse nation, the "Visions of America" season will feature the striking images of photo historian Joseph Sohm and his extraordinary photographs representing all 50 states.

The season theme will culminate in the "Visions of America Photo-Symphony," a sweeping photographic portrait of American life set to music by the acclaimed Roger Kellaway, with lyrics by the unrivaled Alan and Marilyn Bergman. This multi-media project, enhanced by the recorded narration of Clint Eastwood, featured acclaimed vocalist Patti Austin in performances on June 14, 15, 16, bringing the 2012 season to a close.

A Boston Pops Audience by Stu RosnerA Boston Pops Audience by Stu Rosner

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