The University of Iowa
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra

By George! The Pops Plays Gershwin

Presented by
Adult: $100 | $85 | $65
College Student: $90 | $76 | $50
Youth: $90 | $76 | $50

This performance is a Group II event - not eligible for any discounts, but counts toward your total number of events.

Saturday, March 25, 2017, 8:00 pm

Keith Lockhart, conductor
Michael Chertock, piano

The Boston Pops celebrates one of the key composers of the Great American Songbook. Enter a world of speakeasies and bathtub gin, of flappers and Tin Lizzies, of jazz and a man named George Gershwin. The Pops will bring its own unique swagger to the rarely-heard original orchestration of Rhapsody in Blue and then present a reconstruction of Paul Whiteman’s tight and jazzy version of An American in Paris.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Loretta Angerer
The Gazette
Dr. Karl and Gay Kreder
The Neumann Family in Memory of Dr. George R. Neumann
William H. and Bertha S. Olin
David and Noreen Revier

Running time: 2 hours, approximately


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Hoopla Now - Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Keith Lockhart has been crisscrossing the globe this winter for pleasure and business, but he ties them both together. It’s part of the mission he loves, in bringing the Boston Pops Orchestra to the masses. “We feel the Boston Pops is America’s orchestra, and that our constituency really stretches across the country,” Lockhart, 57, said by phone from Boston. He’s home, after traveling the past month on a Pops tour to Florida, a jaunt to Iceland to celebrate his wife’s birthday by viewing the Northern Lights, followed by a family trip Florida, then on to his other job with the BBC in London, then home before going back to London and “before I come out and greet the Midwest,” he said.

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