CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Thursday, March 8, 2012 | 8 PM

Boston Pops

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
The Boston Pops returns to Carnegie Hall under the direction of Keith Lockhart with a program that includes the New York premiere of Chris Brubeck's Travels in Time for Three, featuring the groundbreaking Time for Three trio, as well as a tribute to the legendary Benny Goodman.

Performers

  • Boston Pops
    Keith Lockhart, Conductor
  • Time for Three
    ·· Zachary De Pue, Violin
    ·· Nicolas Kendall, Violin
    ·· Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass
  • Thomas Martin, Clarinet

Program

  • BERNSTEIN Overture from Candide
  • COPLAND "Hoe-Down" from Rodeo
  • CHRIS BRUBECK Travels in Time for Three (NY Premiere)
  • WARREN/DUBIN 42nd Street (arr. Don Sebesky)

  • A Tribute to Benny Goodman
  • FANNY BALDRIDGE/JOSEPH BONINE/GREGORY STONE Let's Dance
  • GOODMAN Don't Be That Way (arr. Billy May)
  • AL JOLSON/BUDDY DESYLVA/VINCENT ROSE Avalon
  • COPLAND Excerpt from Clarinet Concerto
  • POWELL Clarinade (arr. Don Sebesky)
  • LOUIS PRIMA Sing, Sing, Sing (arr. Dick Hyman)
  • MERCURY Bohemian Rhapsody
  • ARR. DON SEBESKY You Must Remeber This: A Cinematic Sing-Along
    ·· As Time Goes By
    ·· Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
    ·· Moon River
    ·· The Way We Were
    ·· Que Sera, Sera
    ·· Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
    ·· Over the Rainbow

  • Encores:
  • BRAHMS Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor (arr. Time for Three)
  • SOUSA "Stars and Stripes Forever"

Bios

  • Boston Pops Orchestra


    Affectionately known as "America's Orchestra," the Boston Pops is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country, beginning with the establishment of the modern-era Pops by Arthur Fiedler and continuing through the innovations introduced by John Williams and the new-millennium Pops spearheaded by Keith Lockhart. With the 125th anniversary season in 2010, the Boston Pops reached a landmark moment in a remarkable history that began with its founding in 1885. Four years earlier, in 1881, Civil War veteran Henry Lee Higginson founded the Boston Symphony Orchestra, calling its establishment "the dream of my life." From the start, he intended to present, in the warmer months, concerts of light classics and the popular music of the day. From a practical perspective, Higginson realized that these "lighter" performances would provide year-round employment for his musicians. The "Promenade Concerts," as they were originally called, were soon informally known as "Popular Concerts," which eventually became shortened to "Pops," the name officially adopted in 1900. The following year, the orchestra performed for the first time in its new home, Symphony Hall. Not only is this performance space acoustically outstanding, it was also designed, at Higginson's insistence, so that the rows of seats for Boston Symphony Orchestra concerts could be replaced by tables and chairs for Pops concerts.

    Some people may not realize that there were 17 Pops conductors, beginning with the German Adolf Neuendorff, who preceded Arthur Fiedler (1930-1979), the first American-born musician to lead the orchestra. When John Williams (1980-1993) succeeded Arthur Fiedler, he was the most highly acclaimed composer in Hollywood, and today, with 47 Academy Award nominations, he is the most-nominated living person in the Academy's history. In response to the ever-diversifying trends in music, Keith Lockhart (1995-present) has taken the Pops in new directions, creating programs that reach out to a broader and younger audience by presenting artists-both established performers and rising stars-from virtually every corner of the entertainment world, all the while maintaining the Pops' appeal to its core audience.

    Keith Lockhart


    Keith Lockhart became the 20th conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995, adding his artistic vision to the Pops tradition established by his predecessors John Williams and Arthur Fiedler. During his 17-year tenure, Mr. Lockhart has conducted more than 1,300 Boston Pops concerts. Under his leadership, the Boston Pops has commissioned several new works-including The Dream LivesOn, a tribute to the Kennedy brothers that was premiered in May 2010 during the 125th anniversary season-and dozens of new arrangements. Mr. Lockhart has worked with artists from virtually every corner of the entertainment world. Audiences love his inimitable style, expressed not only through his consummate music making, but also by his unique ability to speak directly to the audience about the music to which he feels so passionately committed. He and the Boston Pops have released four self-produced recordings-Sleigh Ride, America, Oscar & Tony, and The Red Sox Album. They have also recorded eight albums with RCA Victor. Mr. Lockhart has made 71 television shows with the Boston Pops, including the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, broadcast nationally on CBS. He has also led many Holiday Pops telecasts, as well as 38 new programs for PBS's Evening at Pops (1970-2004). He has led the Boston Pops on 35 national tours, as well as performances at Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, and has brought the music of "America's Orchestra" overseas in four tours of Japan and Korea. Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Mr. Lockhart began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. He holds degrees from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina, and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, and has previously served as associate conductor of both the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops orchestras. In addition to guest conducting appearances in the US and abroad, he holds the titles of principal conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra and artistic director of the Brevard Music Center Summer Institute in North Carolina. He was music director of the Utah Symphony from 1998 to 2009, and led that orchestra in performances at the 2002 Olympic Games. Visit keithlockhart.com for further information.

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  • Time for Three
    Zachary De Pue, Violin
    Nicolas Kendall, Violin
    Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass


    Time for Three transcends traditional classification, blending elements of classical, country western, gypsy, and jazz idioms. What started as a trio of musicians who played together for fun while students at Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music evolved into Time for Three (Tf3). Instant attention came in July 2003 during a lightning-induced power failure at Philadelphia's Mann Center for the Performing Arts. While technicians attempted to restore onstage lighting, Ranaan and Zach, who were both performing with The Philadelphia Orchestra, played an impromptu jam session to the delight of the audience. Since then, Tf3 has had diverse engagements in the United States and Europe. The 2011-2012 season includes a residency at Princeton University, appearances with the Boston Pops, and the group's first tour of South America. Tf3 performs its own arrangements of traditional repertoire as well as Ranaan Meyer's original compositions. In 2009, the group began a three-year residency with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and in January 2010 released its first commercial CD, ThreeFervent Travelers, on the E1 label. That recording followed the group's first two self-produced CDs, Time for Three and We Just Burned This for You! The ensemble's major commissioning program has included Jennifer Higdon's Concerto 4-3, premiered with The Philadelphia Orchestra and Christoph Eschenbach, and Chris Brubeck's Travels in Time for Three, co-commissioned by the Boston Pops, the Youngstown Symphony, and eight other orchestras. An integral part of this work since its inception, Philadelphia-based drummer Matt Scarano joins Tf3 this evening. Next in the series, scheduled for 2013, is a new William Bolcom work commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony. The trio's outreach to younger audiences has included annual visits to Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, residencies at the Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall's Family Concerts, and impromptu music making with students. Time for Three has been seen and heard frequently on public television and NPR, was featured in a documentary about Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square directed by Robert Downey Sr., and recorded the soundtrack for the History Channel's program The Spanish-American War.

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  • Thomas Martin


    Thomas Martin is associate principal and E-flat clarinet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and principal clarinetist of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Mr. Martin began his professional music career as a clarinetist, saxophonist, and flutist at age 13, performing with several big bands and combos in his native Wisconsin. Through his association with the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops, Mr. Martin has worked with most of the world's leading conductors, soloists, and entertainers. Outside of these two orchestras, he maintains an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and teacher. He appeared as soloist in a 1997 performance of the Artie Shaw Clarinet Concerto, which was televisedon Evening at Pops. His performance of the East Coast premiere of Elliott Carter's Clarinet Concerto at the Tanglewood Music Festival in 1998 was highly praised. He played that work again in 2008 as part of Tanglewood's Carter Centenary Celebration. He gave the American premiere of Carter's Poems of Louis Zukofsky with soprano Lucy Shelton as part of the 2009 Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood. That same week, Mr. Martin was soloist with the Boston Pops in a 100th-anniversary tribute to Benny Goodman. In May 2010, Mr. Martin performed at the Prague Spring Music Festival, where he gave the premiere of a new clarinet sonata composed for him by André Previn, with the composer at the piano. Most recently, Mr. Previn composed a clarinet quintet for Mr. Martin and the Hawthorne String Quartet. This new work received its world premiere in Boston's Symphony Hall in November 2011.

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Audio

Bernstein On the Town, "Times Square"
Boston Pops; Keith Lockhart, Conductor
RCA

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This performance is part of All About Pops, The Originals, and Pop Culture - Students.

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