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Orchestra that scrapped Asia tour holding pop-up concerts


February 9, 2020

BOSTON (AP) — There's a silver lining to the Boston Symphony Orchestra's coronavirus-induced cancellation of its Asia tour: free pop-up concerts.

The acclaimed orchestra will throw open the doors to Symphony Hall free of charge on Feb. 16 for an impromptu performance dubbed "Concert for Our City." It's also planning a number of concerts at schools, homeless shelters and hospitals that won't be open to the public.

The orchestra had been scheduled to go on a four-city tour that included Seoul in South Korea, Taipei in Taiwan and Shanghai and Hong Kong in China from Feb. 6 to 16. But last we...

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