Back to Biographies | A Conversation with Keith Lockhart
Now in his ninth season as conductor of the Boston Pops, Keith Lockhart has conducted more than 600 concerts in Symphony Hall and around the world, including 19 national tours, three overseas tours of Japan and Korea, and performances at Carnegie Hall. In 2002, he led the Boston Pops in the pre-game show of Super Bowl XXXVI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, marking the first time an orchestra was featured in performance during a Super Bowl. The Boston Pops has released eight albums on RCA Victor under Mr. Lockhart - Runnin' Wild: The Boston Pops Play Glenn Miller, American Visions, The Celtic Album, Holiday Pops, A Splash of Pops, Encore!, The Latin Album, and the latest My Favorite Things-A Richard Rodgers Celebration.
Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, in November 1959, 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, Pennsylvania. Since 1998, Lockhart has also been music director of the Utah Symphony. In 2002, he led the Utah Symphony as part of the Opening Exercises of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City.
Photo courtesy of Michael Lutch.