Boston Pops conducted by Keith Lockhart performing "The American Songbook"
The Boston Pops deviate from some of their more staid performances this week with The American Songbook an eclectic program for which they’re joined by venerable a cappella phenom the Swingle Singers. Led by Keith Lockhart, they’ll sample works from both pop culture and popular rock icons including Star Wars, Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody," Chris Brubeck’s James Brown in the Twilight Zone, and a tribute to singer-songwriters that includes Joni Mitchell, Carole King, the Beatles, and more.
Wagner's The Ride of the Valkyries from Die Walküre; Overture to Rossini's The Barber of Seville; Brubeck's James Brown in the Twilight Zone from Concerto for Bass Trombone; Daugherty's "Oh Lois!" from Metropolis Symphony; Williams's Main Title from Star Wars; Mercury's "Bohemian Rhapsody", Arr. Walden; Wonder's "Sir Duke", Arr. Walden; "Celebration: A '70s Sing-Along," Arr. Hollenbeck; Tribute to singer-songwriters, with Swingle Singers
The Boston Pops Orchestra was founded in 1885 as a subsection of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO), founded four years earlier. Careful examination of the...