Scholz plays with Pops
Among those celebrating Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s 150th anniversary over the weekend was Tom Scholz. The MIT alum and mastermind behind the formerly mega-selling band Boston performed with the Pops at Symphony Hall, wearing a tuxedo shirt and playing his signature Mighty Mouse Les Paul guitar. (In his intro, Pops conductor Keith Lockhart recalled how Boston’s first LP was the soundtrack to his senior year of high school.) Scholz played a new song, “Last Day of School,’’ on the Symphony Hall pipe organ. He played four songs on guitar to a sold-out house backed by the orchestra, ending the set with “To Be a Man’’ from the “Third Stage’’ album.