Weekend Picks: Party Like A Queen

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It’s Thursday, which means it’s time to round up some ideas for your weekend. We're thinking a visual interpretation of classical music and perhaps a little party in honor of the Queen.


What: Chorus pro Musica presents "The Creation" by Joseph Haydn with the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra

Where: New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall

When: Saturday, June 2 at 8 p.m.

Price: $17-$87

More: This performance will be accompanied by video imagery designed by Joss Sessions, a graduate of the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Lights and images will surround the chorus and be projected onto organ pipes and walls of Jordan Hall.

A shot from 2008's Beacon Hill art walk. (Flickr/Lorianne DiSabato)
A shot from 2008's Beacon Hill art walk. (Flickr/Lorianne DiSabato)

What: Beacon Hill Art Walk

Where: Pick up your map between 135 and 137 Charles Street and wind your way through the neighborhood

When: Sunday, June 2, Noon to 6 p.m., rain or shine

Price: Free!

More: Residents of Beacon Hill invite you wander their gardens while musicians play around the neighborhood and artists set up shop.


What: Queen's Jubilee Street Fair

Where: The pedestrian mall outside the Old State House

When: Sunday, June 3, 2:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Price: Free!

More: The jubilee will feature performances by the British School of Boston's brass band and the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company.

Meghna's Pick

What: "Chichester": A concert of works commissioned by Dean Walter Hussey for the Chichester Cathedral in England including Leonard Bernstein's "Chichester Psalms."

Where/When: Friday, June 1 at 8 p.m. at the First Church Congregational in Cambridge and Sunday, June 3 at 3 p.m. at the Old South Church in Boston.

Price: In Cambridge, $18, $9 for student and seniors ($2 more at the door). In Boston, a donation is required only if you'd like to reserve your spot online. Tickets are on sale online until midnight Thursday, May 31.

More: These concerts will also feature the world premiere of the piece composed for BCE by the winner of their 2012 5th Anniversary Commission Competition.

This segment aired on May 31, 2012.


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