Hats off to Boston Pops, Furman Symphony

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By Vince Moore

Greenville loves conductor Keith Lockhart. Tuesday night’s sold-out Peace Center concert confirmed that fact as Lockhart, one of Furman’s favorite grads, returned to town with the Boston Pops for a sparking concert of Broadway music and classical works. Lockhart paid tribute to his alma mater by inviting the Furman Symphony Orchestra to join the Boston Pops in the performance for a blazing account of Tchaikovsky’s “1812” Overture. He also led the Furman Symphony in what The Greenville News called a “well-shaped and vigorous account” of Sibelius’ “Finlandia.”

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