Pops on the Heights

Parent’s Weekend has come to a close and people are busy reminiscing on their fancy dinners in Boston and tailgating with their parents in the rain. But one of the kickoff events this weekend was Boston College’s Pops on the Heights 25th Anniversary!

    Pops on the Heights was started by the late Jim Cleary as a way for the BC community to come together for a night of music and fundraising to support BC students with financial aid. This year the 25th Anniversary event was able to raise a record high of over $14 million worth of scholarships for students! It is an event that continues to grow each year and is a true celebration of the gift of education.

    This year actor Chris O’Donnell was the medal ceremony chair who presented the President’s Medal for Excellence to composer John Williams. Williams is one of the most accomplished American composers and it was an honor to hear him conduct some of his famous pieces from Superman, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and more. You could see how happy he was to receive the award and be able to share his music with the BC community.

The Boston Pops Orchestra was also accompanied by guest artist Jennifer Hudson. She put on an amazing show that even got people off their feet and dancing along with her. Her rendition of “Alleluia” had everyone in Conte giving a standing ovation. Her voice was incredible to hear live. Hudson gave the Pops on the Heights an upbeat, concert feel which definitely appealed to the entire audience.

Pops on the Heights is a great Parent’s Weekend experience that everyone and their families should definitely attend over their four years here at Boston College!