Friday, June 14, 2013

Arthur Fiedler

Statue of Arthur Fiedler on the Esplanade, longtime conductor of the Boston Pops (1930-1979). Fiedler established the Pops as a national icon. He moved the Pops beyond its origins in light-classical music into the world of pop culture, showcasing the popular artists of the day as well as the work of young American composers and arrangers. He organized the first free outdoor orchestral concerts on the Charles River Esplanade that led to Boston's now-famous Fourth of July concert. Here's another photo I posted in 2007.

4 comments:

John said...

A neat sculpture technique.

Kate said...

The surface of the sculpture is very different; often wonder what is the intent of the artist. Fiedler is definitely a giant in the field.

Hilda said...

I'm afraid I don't know him, but I sure like how the sculpture was made. Awesome!

Mandy Southgate said...

What an interesting sculpture. Is it made of layers of clay?