Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Celebrate Legendary Composer Richard Rodgers

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra open the final week of the spring season June 16, 17, and 18 with “A Richard Rodgers Celebration,” honoring the remarkable legacy of one of most celebrated songwriters of all times. Tony Award winner Victoria Clark (pictured) headlines a talented slate of vocalists, including Fellows from the Tanglewood Music Center and members of the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, for this program, which draws from Rodgers’ more than 900 songs and 40 Broadway shows, including Oklahoma!, South Pacific, Carousel, and The Sound of Music.

On June 19 and 20, four-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein draws from his latest CD release, The Sinatra Project, for evenings of some of Sinatra’s most memorable songs. The orchestra is led by one of the country’s great pops conductors, Erich Kunzel, in his first appearance with the Boston Pops in twelve years. To close the 2009 Boston Pops season on June 21, Mr. Kunzel will lead the orchestra in the popular swing night “Let’s Dance,” with vocalist Jeffrey Berger. A special dance floor will be cleared for the occasion.

All performances start at 8 p.m. Programs and artists are subject to change. For current program information, dial 617-CONCERT (266-2378). For further information, please call the BSO at 617-266-1492 or visit www.bostonpops.org.

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