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Lockhart conducts Greenville Symphony in classical music, jazz and a bit of Led Zeppelin

Keith Lockhart ’81, maestro of the Boston Pops. Photo by Winslow Townson.

Last updated September 6, 2022

By Tina Underwood

Furman University alumnus Keith Lockhart ’81 will help the Greenville Symphony celebrate its 75th anniversary when he returns to town to conduct “A Night of Pops” 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in Timmons Arena on the Furman campus. Details of the event are covered in the Greenville Journal.

Lockhart, a German studies and piano performance alum, is enjoying his 27th year as conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra and has held posts as the BBC Concert Orchestra’s principal conductor and chief guest conductor. Closer to home, Lockhart serves as artistic director for the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.

The Sept. 8 program promises to offer an “eclectic” range of music to “appeal to a wide-ranging audience in the Greenville community,” Lockhart said. Selections include works by Richard Wagner, popular film music by John Williams, rock tunes by Queen and Led Zeppelin, and works by Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein and Duke Ellington. Tickets are $15-$50.

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