I am very proud to announce the Boston Pops concert on June 21st !!!! Thank you to all my great fans and friends around the world for your love and support and hope to see you ALL in Boston .... Very very happy as you can imagine and soooo excited to be performing with my great friends and special guests Hayley Westenra, Alkistis Protopsalti, George Perris and Stephan Moccio !! This is the first official presentation of Beautiful Things .......... Here's to 'PERFECT BEGINNINGS' and congratulations to everyone on my TEAM and a huge 'Thank you' to the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans for all their love and support throughout the years ... Love xxx Mario
www.bso.org/Performance/Detail/42581/ The Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans Presents Mario Frangoulis with the Boston. www.bso.org Information about Boston Symphony and Boston Pops orchestras, Symphony Hall in Boston, and Tanglewood."
Mario mentioned in one of his interviews that he is nervous the first time he sings songs from a new album. He sang songs from 'Beautiful Things' on June 21st. Hayley Westenra was one of his guests. Some of Mario's fans reported noticing that he seemed nervous. On Hayley's Forum it was mentioned she seemed nervous. Perhaps she was re-acting to Mario's feelings. The concert was being filmed for a PBS TV broadcast in the US around the end of 2012. After the concert, they had to do quite a few re-takes. It's quite possible the entire filming process took a toll on everyone's composure. It seems no matter how many years in the music industry, artists do have a bit of anxiety. I hope the re-takes will make a wonderful DVD.
I do not think this DVD will be available to the public. I do not know why this occurs. Mario's PBS concert 'Sometimes I Dream' was available to the public, but his 'Music of the Night' concert DVD was available only through PBS stations. I purchased the Boston concert with Hayley Westenra through WGBH.org which is the PBS station in Boston where the concert was filmed. The pledge or donation to PBS for the DVD is $85.00. It's a very high price for a DVD but PBS relies on public donations. It is the only TV station that shows classical-crossover concerts in the US. I had no choice but to purchase the DVD because PBS did not broadcast the concert on my local PBS station. Otherwise, I would have taped the program on my digital video recorder. If it does become available to the public, I can only regard my purchase as a large donation!