conductor, Boston Pops
Keith Lockhart became the twentieth conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995. During his 15-year tenure, he has conducted the Boston Pops in more than 1,200 concerts and introduced the innovative JazzFest and EdgeFest series. He has spearheaded collaborations with students from the Boston Conservatory and Berklee College of Music. Mr. Lockhart has been the driving force behind the success of PopSearch and the Boston Pops High School Sing-Off, performing competitions that have offered talented singers throughout Massachusetts and the United States an opportunity to perform with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall and the July 4 concert on Boston's Charles River Esplanade. Under his leadership, the Boston Pops has commissioned several new works, including *The Neville Feast *by Christoper Rouse, *Wish You Were Here *by Nico Muhly and *The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers * by Peter Boyer.