Keith's Classical Corner


Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, joins morning host Laura Carlo every Tuesday at 8:30am for a musical pick of the day. Keith goes behind the music with stories about the composers and performers, giving your morning an extra dose of color.

Keith Lockhart became the twentieth conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, adding his artistic vision to the Pops tradition established by his predecessors John Williams and Arthur Fiedler. During his seventeen-year tenure, he has conducted the Boston Pops in more than 1,300 concerts, including 34 national tours, performances at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and four tours of Japan and Korea. He and the Boston Pops have released four self-produced recordings—Sleigh Ride, America, Oscar & Tony, and The Red Sox Album, as well as eight albums with RCA Victor.
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Tuesday, December 16
Holiday favorites, including "The Toy Trumpet" (with trumpeter Al Hirt), "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," and the Final Waltz from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker
Boston Pops, Arthur Fiedler, conductor

Tuesday, December 2
Bedrich Smetana
Overture to The Bartered Bride
Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart, conductor

Tuesday, November 25
Henry Purcell
Suite from Abdelazer
Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon, conductor

Tuesday, November 18
Arthur Sullivan
Overtura di Ballo
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, conductor

Tuesday, November 11
Robert Schumann
5 Pieces for Cello & Piano, Op. 102: Nos. 1, 4, & 5
Heinrich Schiff, cello; Gerhard Oppitz,piano

Tuesday, October 28
George Gershwin, arr. A. Courage
Porgy & Bess Fantasy
Joshua Bell, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

Tuesday, October 14
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Three Preludes, Op.32
Edmund Battersby, piano

Tuesday, October 7
Adolphe Adam
Giselle (excerpts)
Vienna Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan, conductor

Tuesday, September 30
Franz Joseph Haydn
Piano Trio in A, H. XV No. 35
The Beaux Arts Trio

Tuesday, September 23
Peter Tchaikovsky
Opening Scene from Swan Lake
Bolshoi Symphony Orchestra, Alex Lazarov, conductor


Franz Schubert
Symphony No. 8, "Unfinished" (1st movement)
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, James Levine, conductor

Tuesday, September 16
Frederick Delius
Summer Evening
English String Orchestra, William Boughton, conductor

Tuesday, September 9
Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 (2nd Movement)
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, conductor


More about Keith Lockhart

In August 2010, Keith Lockhart was appointed seventh Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, an orchestra that celebrates its 60th year in 2012. The BBC Concert Orchestra plays a diverse mix of music from classical to rock and roll, and is heard regularly on BBC television shows, film, radio (including BBC2’s Friday Night is Music Night, the longest running music program in the world,) as well as in the concert hall.
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In October 2007, Lockhart succeeded David Effron to become artistic director of the Brevard Music Center, one of this nation's leading summer festivals and institutes for young musicians. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, BMC welcomes each year 400 students from around the United States and the globe, along with 65 distinguished faculty artists drawn from the most prestigious conservatories, universities and orchestras in America join these talented young people. Lockhart's appointment solidifies an already special relationship with the Brevard Music Center. Having attended as a teenager for two summers, in 1974 and 1975.
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