Attending the Boston Holiday Pops? Keep your eyes and ears open for a musical journey on the Sudbury River. The beauty of the Sudbury River has been captured by Richard Sebring, Principal Horn of the Boston Pops. This is the second time he has composed a musical and visual journey on the river near and dear to his home. The Boston Pops will perform the piece, entitled “Veni, Veni, Emmanuel,” during the first half of the concert, and will be accompanied by a display of Richard’s Sudbury River photographs and videos.
"Sharing the winter splendor of the Sudbury Rier with so many people, through the magic of music and moving imagery, is a blessing." states Richard Sebring. "And it's a special gift to have the matchless musicians of the Boston Pops Orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus offer this brief respite at Boston's Symphony Hall during the busy holiday season."
Lying just a half hour west of Boston, the wild and scenic wonderland of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers displays a subtle, ephemeral natural beauty in every season. Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, where these images were captured, was once in danger of being bisected by high-tension power lines. Thanks to the preservation efforts of a hardy group of early river advocates, we are still able to escape the buzz of 21st-century life into the magical, wild world of Thoreau’s rivers.