Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra
Ever since 1995, when Keith Lockhart was named 20th conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, he has drastically diversified the activities and appeal of orchestra. During his 16-year tenure, he has conducted the Boston Pops in more than 1,300 concerts and introduced the innovative JazzFest and EdgeFest series, featuring prominent jazz and indie artists performing with the Pops. In February 2002, Lockhart led the Boston Pops in the pregame show of Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans, the first time an orchestra has ever performed during this event. Read More >
This speech offers a rare opportunity to see contemporary musical culture through the prism of Keith Lockhart’s vision. Audiences will delight in Lockhart’s twenty year walk through the world of the Boston Pops full of music, memories and life lessons. His remarks can be customized for audiences of any size and scope.
"I specifically had sought out Keith Lockhart as a compelling voice on education for the 125th year anniversary of New England Association of Schools & Colleges, the nation’s first and oldest regional accrediting agency. His talk was transformative!"
"Keith Lockhart came to our organization for a public conversation on how he introduces new audiences to traditional music, and transitional audiences to new music. It was a lively, wonderful evening. Mr. Lockhart was refreshingly direct, insightful, witty, and engaging. We all came away with a renewed appreciation of the role that the Pops has played in expanding our musical experiences!"