The latest episode of Open Studio with Jared Bowen marks Frederick Law Olmsted's bicentennial and previews Boston Pops spring season.

First, Bowen looks at the work of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, taking viewers to the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts. The site encompasses Olmsted's home, office and archives, which include designs for Boston's Emerald Necklace, New York City's Central Park, and the grounds of the U.S. Capitol and White House. With 2022 marking Olmsted's bicentennial, Bowen also looks at Olmsted Now, an initiative to bring the city’s overlooked neighborhoods together to plan the future of parks. This yearlong platform also includes free community engagement and free programming throughout Massachusetts.

Then Bowen sits down with Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart for a preview of the Boston Pops spring season, which includes celebrating Boston Pops conductor laureate John Williams' 90th birthday. Lockhart also discusses the challenges of working through the pandemic and the thrill of returning to live performance.

Boston Pops spring season starts Thursday, May 19, with The Magical Music of Alan Menken.

Watch the latest Open Studio tonight at 8:30 p.m. on GBH 2, or stream live right here on our website. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications of future episodes.