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2010-02-19 11:23:00

Keith Lockhart and Boston Pops Celebrate Orchestra's 125th Anniversary Season, May 4 - June 20, 2010 World Premiere of 'The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers,' By Composer Peter Boyer and Lyricist Lynn Ahrens, to Take Place May 18 Pops Announces National Contest through Twitter, Facebook, and Mobile Phone Text Messages for Family of Four to Win Trip to Boston's Fourth-of-July Celebration, Details at Bostonpops.Org/125 Boston Pops' 2010 Season and Opening Night Sponsored...

2010-02-12 15:12:00

JAMES LEVINE CONDUCTS EIGHT PROGRAMS, INCLUDING MAHLER'S SYMPHONY NO. 2 TO OPEN THE BOSTON SYMPHONY'S SEASON AT TANGLEWOOD ON JULY 9 HIGHLIGHTS ALSO INCLUDE SEIJI OZAWA'S RETURN TO TANGLEWOOD, YO-YO MA'S SILK ROAD PROJECT, JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATING 30 YEARS AT TANGLEWOOD, AUDRA MCDONALD, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, AND THE MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP KEITH LOCKHART AND THE BOSTON POPS CELEBRATE THE ORCHESTRA'S 125TH ANNIVERSARY ON JULY 2, AND ON JULY 18 WITH ARLO GUTHRIE AND JAMES TAYLOR AND...

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2009-06-01 15:41:05

Venerable pop music star Neil Diamond will perform during the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular TV special July 4, CBS said Monday. Diamond, 68, is expected to sing some of his classic hits with The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. Scottish-born comedian and late-night chat show host Craig Ferguson is to serve as the event's host for a third consecutive year, the network said. He will travel straight from a week-long USO tour overseas...

2009-01-15 14:20:00

Event Features Famous Conductor Keith Lockhart and Violinist Andres Cardenes PITTSBURGH, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, the flagship performing ensemble of Carnegie Mellon University's prestigious School of Music, presents a program of epic proportions at its concert Jan. 30 in New York City's Carnegie Hall. Led by celebrated conductor and School of Music alumnus Keith Lockhart, the performance will feature Gabriela Lena Frank's "Three Latin-American Dances for...

2008-10-02 15:00:37

By EMILY BURNHAM; OF THE NEWS STAFF When Keith Lockhart joined the Boston Pops as its new conductor back in 1995, replacing the legendary John Williams, he shot to instant stardom. He was the fresh, young face of a centuries-old institution; he was funny and charming and he was cute. Going into his 14th season as the Pops conductor, Lockhart is still all of those things - as well as a forward-thinking, adventurous ambassador for classical music. During his tenure, he has not only overseen...

2008-09-29 09:00:28

Edward Reichel's criticism of Keith Lockhart makes me wonder if he is after the conductor's position. I do not appreciate Reichel's advocacy for elitist interpretations of musical compositions. I had the privilege to attend the Utah Symphony's performance of Beethoven's 9th. It touched my soul. It was very well received by those in attendance. The standing ovation was sincere. I, for one, will miss Lockhart's conducting talent. He has contributed to make the Utah Symphony a very...

2008-07-06 15:00:19

By Ken Keuffel, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 6--A trip to the Brevard Music Center is quite a hike. But if you're willing to leave Winston-Salem around 9:30 or 10 on Sunday mornings through Aug. 10, you can attend an orchestral concert at 3 p.m., squeezing in brief stops for lunch and dinner along the way, and still get home at a reasonable hour. I did just that on June 29. There were many reasons I made the trip. For starters, the Winston-Salem area and Brevard have enjoyed...

2007-05-15 18:00:18

By The Salt Lake Tribune May 15--Anne Ewers, president and CEO of Utah Symphony and Opera, is leaving Utah's largest performing arts organization after five turbulent years in which the company completed a controversial merger, weathered a financial crisis and won raves for its musical offerings. Ewers will become president and CEO of Philadelphia's Kimmel Center Inc., a performing arts center with a $35 million annual budget and that is home to eight resident arts companies,...

2006-10-29 21:00:17

By DANA BISBEE The wellspring of charity flowed north Wednesday night. That's when friends of Wellspring House, a Gloucester social service agency, brought its 25th anniversary gala to the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts. Titled "Under One Roof," the North Shore cause had a committee that many Boston charities would envy. Hill Holliday chair Jack Connors and wife Eileen, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and wife Myra, and NSTAR chair Tom May and wife Donna were...

2006-07-03 11:24:14

By Jason Szep BOSTON (Reuters) - One of America's most venerable and best-known city orchestras, the Boston Pops, is letting its hair down. Famous for light classical music and family pop tunes from decades past, the orchestra will perform with Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry at Boston's annual Independence Day concert on Tuesday. The free outdoor show is part of the 121-year-old orchestra's move to add more rock to its repertoire. The Pops, comprised of...