Castle of Our Skins Opens Free Concert in Franklin Park!

The Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops present a special free concert in Boston's Franklin Park.

On Sunday, October 1, at 3 p.m., the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston Pops, in partnership with the City of Boston, will present a special free concert in Boston's Franklin Park. 

Led by BSO Music Director Andris Nelsons, Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart, and BSO Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, the outdoor concert marks the first time the BSO and the Boston Pops have performed on the same stage in a free outdoor public venue. Though the Boston Pops have performed at Franklin Park twice before-in 2000, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, and in 1968 with Arthur Fiedler-this will be the first performance by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in Boston's largest park, and the first time Mr. Nelsons has led the orchestra in an outdoor venue in Boston.

The Playstead at Franklin Park
25 Pierpont Road, Dorchester, MA

SMITH The Star-Spangled Banner
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

WILLIAMS Raider's March
WILLIAMS Hedwig's Theme from "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone"
WILLIAMS Dry Your Tears, Afrika, from "Amistad"
WILLIAMS Main Title from "Star Wars"
Keith Lockhart, conductor

SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture
MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
Grant STILL Symphony No. 1, 4th movement ("Aspiration")
Thomas Wilkins, conductor

MAHLER Symphony No. 1, 4th movement
Andris Nelsons, conductor

Before the concert, join us for an afternoon of family friendly activities! Meet animals from the Franklin Park Zoo, try musical instruments at our Instrument Playground, take a walking tour with Emerald Necklace Conservancy, help create a community mural with teen artists from Artists for Humanity, and more.

The festival also includes several local food vendors, so you can sample everything from waffle sundaes to Vietnamese banh mi, tamales to rosemary iced tea. There's something for everyone! 

Community Partners:
Castle of Our Skins
Jorge Arce: The Afro-Caribbean Project
Artists for Humanity
Boston Children's Museum
Franklin Park Zoo
Emerald Necklace Conservancy
Franklin Park Coalition
Project STEP
Commonwealth Kitchen
Roxbury Cultural District
Bird Street Community Center