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  • West End Stars to Convene for THE OLIVIERS IN CONCERT, January 25

    West End Stars to Convene for THE OLIVIERS IN CONCERT, January 25

    Read the article at broadwayworld.com. Marking the start of the 40th Anniversary celebrations of The Olivier Awards in 2016, Society of London Theatrehas today announced The Oliviers In Concert. The special concert, in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Concert Orchestra, will take place on Monday 25 January 2016 at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall. The evening will feature a host of West End stars performing a selection of songs from celebrated stage musicals. The concert will also […]

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  • ‘Idol”s Stevens to sing at Pops by the Sea

    ‘Idol”s Stevens to sing at Pops by the Sea

    Read the full article at blogs.capecodonline.com “American Idol” finalist John Stevens will sing with the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Aug. 9 as part of the 30th Annual Citizens Bank Pops by the Sea concert. More information on the show and tickets: popsbythesea.org or 508-362-0066. Proceeds support arts groups on Cape Cod. Read the full article at blogs.capecodonline.com

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  • Lockhart concludes Brevard season with towering works

    Lockhart concludes Brevard season with towering works

    Read the full article at greenvilleonline.com. Keith Lockhart is probably best known to the world as the conductor of two internationally recognized orchestras: the Boston Pops and the BBC Concert Orchestra. But in the Upstate, he may be most familiar for his summer concerts at the Brevard Music Center, just a little more than an hour’s drive from Greenville. Read the full article at greenvilleonline.com.

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  • Boston Pops Gives The Audience What It Wants

    Boston Pops Gives The Audience What It Wants

    NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart about the By Popular Demand program, in which the audience helps pick the music the Pops plays.

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  • REVIEW: Keith Lockhart Conducting The BBC Concert Orchestra at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

    REVIEW: Keith Lockhart Conducting The BBC Concert Orchestra at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts

    Read the whole review at dcmetrotheaterarts.com The DC Metro area is blessed with a plethora of very good orchestras and symphonies, all very close by, and all worthwhile.  Yet hearing the BBC Concert Orchestra, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, with piano soloist Charlie Albright, is a special treat and not to be missed. The lucky people in the audience at the George Mason Center for the Arts tonight, Friday April 24, 2015, can certainly testify to that, as they watched and […]

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  • REVIEW: At George Mason, BBC Concert Orchestra is professional, enjoyable

    REVIEW: At George Mason, BBC Concert Orchestra is professional, enjoyable

    Read the review at washingtonpost.com George Mason University’s fine concert series features an eclectic blend of mainstream and cutting-edge artists. Some of the orchestras it has brought in have been iffy (did they actually exist outside of that tour?), and others have been of lesser quality. But Friday evening, the BBC Concert Orchestra, led by Keith Lockhart, gave a thoroughly professional, enjoyable concert; a shame it wasn’t more fully subscribed.

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  • Recent Article from The Boston Globe! “After 20 years, Keith Lockhart keeping the Pops youthful”

    Recent Article from The Boston Globe! “After 20 years, Keith Lockhart keeping the Pops youthful”

    “He was the talk of the town at 35 — the youthful artist meant to help transform one of the world’s most storied symphonic institutions.” – The Boston Globe

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  • REVIEW  Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra make mixed impression in Miami

    REVIEW Lockhart, BBC Concert Orchestra make mixed impression in Miami

    British orchestras bring a special idiomatic affinity to the music of their native composers and the best moments of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s program Wednesday night at Miami’s Arsht Center found the 64-member ensemble playing works by their compatriots. The orchestra, founded in 1952, is a uniquely English creation. Created for radio work and BBC concerts, the ensemble hovers somewhere between a symphonic and pops orchestra and, at various times, plays both roles.

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  • REVIEW The BBC and Albright, the year’s best

    REVIEW The BBC and Albright, the year’s best

    The concert held on Wednesday 15 by the BBC Concert Orchestra, with Keith Lockhart on the podium and Charlie Albright at the piano, was arguably the best season of Knight Masterworks series Adrienne Arsht Center. The combination of musical excellence with a program for everyone tends to lead to success, the unforgettable enjoyment, Ovation, and tonight was no exception. The audience clapped and cheered up. A well-deserved recognition of excellence and brilliant end of season despite some details such as the defective amplification, which prevented understand what the director said when he took the microphone.

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    REVIEW BBC Concert Orchestra/Keith Lockhart with Charlie Albright at Dreyfoos Concert Hall, West Palm Beach – Ravel, Walton, Vaughan Williams & Britten

    This appearance, the second of two in West Palm Beach by the versatile BBC Concert Orchestra and principal conductor Keith Lockhart, presented a program of music by Ravel and three English composers, all played with idiomatic charm and warm affection. Charlie Albright, who joins the BBCCO on its tour of fourteen American cities, gave an exciting account of Ravel’s G major Piano Concerto and thrilled the audience with a brilliantly improvised encore.

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