If I had to pick a classical piece, it would be the Bolero. My roommate even brought me to see a performance once, at the Boston Symphony. It was amazing (see pic below) so when we saw this album on sale, we had to pick it up.
The Boston Pops Orchestra is an American orchestra based in Boston, Massachusetts that specializes in playing light classical and popular music.
The Boston Pops was founded in 1885 as a second, popular identity of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), founded four years earlier. Consisting primarily of musicians from the BSO, although generally not the first-chair players, the orchestra performs a Spring season of popular music and a holiday program in December. In addition the Pops also plays an annual concert at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade every Fourth of July.
Identified with its long-time director Arthur Fiedler, in the past the orchestra has recorded extensively, made frequent tours, and appeared regularly on television. The Pops Spring and Holiday seasons allowed the BSO to become one of the first American orchestras to provide year-round employment for its musicians.
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture & Ravel Bolero
Peter Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture, Op. 49
Maurice Ravel – Bolero