North Shore Community College concluded its 50th anniversary celebration with An Evening to Remember featuring Conductor Keith Lockhart and select musicians. The unique event was a joint commemoration of NSCC’s 50th anniversary celebration and Conductor Lockhart’s 20 years with the Boston Pops.
The October event, held at the Lynn Auditorium, featured the conductor’s reflections on his two decades with the Boston Pops and the history of that beloved institution. An audience of nearly 600 enjoyed hearing his personal recollections and reflections on his distinguished conducting career.
Maestro Lockhart has conducted nearly 1,700 Boston Pops concerts, most of them at Boston’s historic Symphony Hall. He has also led annual Boston Pops appearances at Tanglewood, the celebrated annual July 4 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, and national and international tours. He has recorded eight albums with the Pops and serves as Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center and Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra. As the second longest-tenured conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra since its founding in 1885, he had many stories to share with the audience, interspersed with music and demonstrations of some of his favorite works.
The college is grateful to the following sponsors who made this unique and memorable event possible: Old Neighborhood Foods and the Demakes family; Eastern Bank, Comcast, Verizon, North Shore Bank, People’s United Bank and the Law Offices of Smith, Costello & Crawford.