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Boston Pops Gears Up for 2019 Spring Season

Bernadette Peters and Arlo Guthrie among the performers to kick off season May 8

The Boston Pops are gearing up for a new season, and it's a musical grab bag with something for everyone.

Bernadette Peters opens the 2019 spring season on May 8, and conductor Keith Lockhart will lead four performances of a special film presentation of the original "Star Wars: A New Hope" with John Williams' Academy Award-winning score on May 10, 11 and 14.

Arlo Guthrie stars in a "Summer of '69" program commemorating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock on May 15-16. And "Hamilton" star Leslie Odom Jr. returns June 5-6 for a centenary tribute to Nat King Cole.

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Travel guru Rick Steves will appear in a special program called "Rick Steves' Europe: A Symphonic Journey," on June 13 and 14.

Lockhart calls the eclectic lineup a crowd pleaser and "a compelling spectrum of choices."

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