Esteemed conductor Keith Lockhart returns to the Lied Center Sunday, March 26, 2017, to lead the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in an evening of 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.
The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., comprises Broadway hits, classic Gershwin melodies and movie music straight from silver screen.
The first half -- Gershwin, By George! – celebrates the much-loved music of American composer and pianist George 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,” released by the 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.”
Tickets for the Boston Pops range from $69 to $99 for adults and from $34.50 to $49.50 for youth 18 years and younger. Tickets are available at LiedCenter.org, by phone at 402-472-4747 or at the Lied Center box office, 301 N. 12th St. UNL students can purchase tickets at a 50 percent discount with a valid NCard.
This presentation is made possible in part with generous support from the Lied's Conductor's Circle: Pat & Ken Beebe, Dirk Brom & Kim Russell, Tom & Linda Hoegemeyer, Rhonda Seacrest, Drs. David & Marilyn Moore and Tom & Carol Waring.