BBC Concert Orchestra
Visiting Orchestra Series
The world's greatest orchestras on tour
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Charles Albright, piano
Vaughan Williams — The Wasps Overture
Butterworth — A Shropshire Lad: Rhapsody for Orchestra
Shostakovich — Piano Concerto No. 2
Dvořák — Symphony No. 8
Keith Lockhart is “…a fearless, energetic musician with a sense of adventure …” —Chicago Tribune
The twentieth conductor of the Boston Pops and Principal Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, Keith Lockhart has appeared with virtually every major symphonic ensemble in North America, as well as several in Asia and Europe. Audiences worldwide enjoy Lockhart’s dynamic energy, expressed through his inimitable style and ability to engage directly with the audience. Lockhart and the Boston Pops have released four recordings, embarked on 35 national tours and starred in 73 television programs. In 2012 Lockhart led the BBC Concert Orchestra in a stirring performance during Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee Gala, which was broadcast around the world.
Hailed as "among the most gifted musicians of his generation" by The Washington Post, pianist Charlie Albright has also been praised for his "jaw-dropping technique and virtuosity meshed with a distinctive musicality" by The New York Times. Recipient of the prestigious 2014 Avery Fisher Career Grant, 2010 Gilmore Young Artist Award and winner in the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, Albright has appeared as soloist with the Boston Pops and has collaborated five times with revered cellist Yo-Yo Ma.