THE BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA PERFORMS LIVE AT THE THE BOSTON POPS ESPLANADE ORCHESTRA PERFORMS LIVE AT THE AMALIE ARENA
AMALIE Arena presents “America’s Orchestra,” the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015 at 8 p.m. conducted by the distinguished Keith Lockhart.
Performing a program titled The Very Best of the Boston Pops, audiences will experience the majesty of Dvorak and Copland, swing with Ellington and Gershwin, get a little crazy with Queen and soar with the film music of John Williams. In addition, audience-favorite pianist Michael Chertock joins the Pops for a performance of George Gershwin’s I Got Rhythm Variations. It’s music for the ages – and for all ages – that the whole family will treasure.
The Boston Pops are “the best-known, most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the United States” (The New York Times). “The Boston Pops Orchestra performs the best music of the past and present, appealing to the widest possible audience with a broad spectrum of styles, from jazz to pop, indie rock to big band, film music to the great American songbook, and Broadway to classical, making it the perfect orchestra for people who don’t know they like orchestras!” (Keith Lockhart).
Under his leadership, Keith Lockhart continues to bring the Pops already spectacular show to new heights including 35 national tours, four overseas tours, 11 albums and 73 television shows including 38 new programs for PBS’s “Evening at Pops” and the annual July Fourth spectacular in Boston. In addition to his work with the Boston Pops, Lockhart is currently the Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and is the Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute and Festival. He has conducted nearly every major orchestra in North America, as well as the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the NHK Symphony is Tokyo, and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. In 2009, Lockhart concluded eleven seasons as Music Director of the Utah Symphony and created the first ever joint administrative arts entity of the Orchestra and Utah Symphony. Born in Poughkeepsie, NY, he began his studies of music on piano at age seven and since then has received degrees from Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University and holds honorary doctorate degrees from several universities.