The son of Austrian Jewish immigrants, Arthur Fiedler (1894-1979), studied in Berlin before returning stateside to work as a violinist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra, from whence he slowly but steadily built his career. Perhaps best known for leading the Boston Pops, he also worked with the San Francisco Pops for 26 summers and conducted many other orchestras around the world. He was also an avid sailor and an Honorary Captain in the Boston Fire Department.

Jane Ellen shares her eclectic interests via Zoom from Central Florida’s Space Coast. Specializing in music and entertainment history, she works to bring her subjects to life while making a deeper understanding of music accessible to all. Jane’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as an independent scholar, performer, composer, and recording artist.