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    Lockhart, Keith (7th November 1959-Present )

    He is an orchestral conductor born in Poughskeepsie, New York.    He began piano lessons when he was seven and attended the Furman University and Carnegie Mellon University, getting his first conducting experience in the Brevard Music Center.  From there he became Associate Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony, Cincinnati Chamber and Cincinnati Pops orchestras.  He took over the position of Music Director of the Boston Pops Orchestra from John Williams in 1995 and has since conducted more than 900 concerts in the United States and many international countries.  He was the conductor for the Boston Pops when they led the Super Bowl XXXVI pre-game show in 2002 which was the first time an orchestra had been featured.  As a guest conductor he has worked with all the major American symphony orchestras and he has also been the music director of Utah Symphony since 1998 but will be leaving the position in the 2008-2009 season.  He will also be taking over the position of artistic director and conductor of the Brevard Music Center in October 2007.

     

    Boston Pops Orchestra recordings

     

    Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

    With Voices Raised

    Conductor - Keith Lockhart

    Tenor -  Jason Danieley

    RCA 63516 (CD: A Splash of Pops)

     

    Cincinnati Sinfonietta recordings

     

    Leroy Anderson

    Sleigh Ride

    Telarc 83315 (CD: Christmas Songs)

    Conductor - Keith Lockhart

    Vocals - Mel Torme

     

    Sources:

    1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Lockhart
    2. http://www.keithlockhart.com/index.cfm/pk/content/pid/400036

     

    Here he is conducting the Boston Pops in "Stars and Stripes Forever"...

     

     

         

     

     

     

     



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