Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops: Texas tour with an emphasis on John Williams

Posted on: March 22, 2019

“Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will feature John Williams’ movie music in its first set Saturday night at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts” during its five-city tour of Texas March 20-24, writes Chris Gray in Wednesday’s (3/20) San Antonio Express-News (TX). “Lockhart succeeded Williams as the principal conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995…. ‘The amazing thing about John’s music is it enhances the film without overwhelming it …,’ [Lockhart says]…. Lockhart was only 35 when he took over for Williams, who retains the title of Conductor Laureate.… The tour that brings Lockhart and the Pops to the Tobin Center … is supporting their 2017 recording ‘Lights, Camera … Music! Six Decades of John Williams.’ … The orchestra’s recently announced spring season will feature guest appearances by Broadway queen Bernadette Peters, Americana songstress Rhiannon Giddens in a program called ‘Redefining American Music,’ and ‘Hamilton’ star Leslie Odom Jr. ‘Basically, I tell people the Boston Pops is “orchestra for people who don’t know that they like orchestras,” ‘ Lockhart says. ‘Our repertoire is certainly centered in the great classical orchestral repertoire, but we go in so many different directions beyond that.’ ”

Posted March 22, 2019