Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to play Lied

Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to play Lied

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
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Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

Conductor Keith Lockhart returns to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. March 26 to lead the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in an evening of Broadway hits, George Gershwin tunes and memorable music from such movies as "Schindler's List" and "Star Wars."

Lockhart, who has conducted the Boston Pops since 1995, made his Lied debut in 2013 with the BBC Concert Orchestra.

Tickets are available here, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. Students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.

The first half of the program – Gershwin, By George! – celebrates the much-loved music of American composer and pianist Gershwin, whose catchy tunes span both classical and popular styles. The second part – Best of Boston Pops – includes well-known movie themes as well as a cover of the megahit "Dancing Queen" by Swedish group ABBA. The audience will be invited to join in a cinematic sing-along, with lyrics provided in the program.

The New York Times has called the Boston Pops "the best-known, most-recorded and arguably the most popular orchestra in the United States."

The show is supported by the Lied's Conductor Circle: Ken and Pat Beebe, Tom and Linda Hoegemeyer, Dave and Marilyn Moore, Dirk Brom and Kim Russel, Rhonda Seacrest, and Tom and Carol Waring.

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Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
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