Celebrating 2010 Holiday Pops with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops

December 16, 2010
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Sitting in Symphony Hall once again, I was reminded of the magic of this institution and of this Hall. There with Keith Lockhart at the podium, the third Pops conductor in the past 80 years, I was surrounded by history and the love and beauty of music. The Pops will be performing 37 concerts in less than three weeks, and when the day is over, it’s only about one thing…the music!







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Lyceum Music Festival Raises Bar on Music Camp in Park City, Utah

October 12, 2010
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This summer, the Lyceum Music Festival (Lyceum) held its third annual youth orchestral music camp in Park City, Utah. Designed for musicians ages 13-21, the week-long program offered students the opportunity to work with Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, Conductor David Cho, Utah Symphony musicians, the Muir String Quartet and fellow orchestral peers from schools around the nation.







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Celebrating the Boston Pops and America’s Patriotism, Pride and Independence, Every Day of the Year

September 13, 2010
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Celebrating America is a year-long event that shouldn’t end on July 5th. The Spirit of America lives daily within the hearts of millions of Americans, thanks to people like OC McDaniel and organizations such as the Boston Pops who find a way to keep us connected us to our nation’s heritage.







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Boston Pops 125 Salutes American Heroes Part 2: Armed Forces, Arthur Fiedler, Arlo Guthrie, Brian Stokes Mitchell

May 25, 2010
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How does the Pops celebrate its 125th Season? Class, Tradition and Honor. I haven’t been to any better Pops performances. What a way to celebrate the Pops’ 125th Anniversary! The season isn’t finished yet, and the big finale of the summer is always the Pops on the Esplanade for the 4th of July. Fantastic performances!







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Boston Pops 125 Salutes American Heroes and Honors Kennedy Brothers Part 1: De Niro, Freeman and Harris

May 23, 2010
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If you didn’t get a chance to attend the Boston Pops this past week, you missed one heck of a concert! I seem to have a lot of musical firsts, and this Pops concert program was by far my favorite ever. Keith Lockhart and the Pops put together a program that included Hollywood’s and Boston’s elite, 9/11 Rescue workers and local artists, and the programs were so phenomenal that I had to attend twice!







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