On the Town at the Boston Pops
Something very special was in the air last week as the Boston Pops continued its centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein with an all-star, solid gold concert of On the Town, Bernstein’s 1944 masterwork about a trio of sailors with 24 hours to kill in New York City.
“Like so many people of various generations, I’ve really grown up with his music,” says Lockhart, speaking over the phone. “I was a little intimidated when I had to come to Boston in 1995 and take over for him. He’s a very modest, very self-effacing human being. I’m so glad he’s still part of the Pops family.”
Conductor Keith Lockhart has now been at the podium for almost half of those 40 years, and under his leadership the Pops’ national recognition has soared. This year, in addition to its performances at Symphony Hall, its A Pops Holiday Party special returns to PBS stations across the country.
Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley Return to the Pops