Music Album Review: Runnin’ Wild: Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra Play Glenn Miller

Runnin’ Wild: Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra Play Glenn Miller (1996) Performed by: The Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart, conductor Guest Artists: John Pizzarelli and The King’s Singers As Keith Lockhart points out, the Boston Pops is “the ultimate crossover vehicle from the symphonic world.” So what better subject than Glenn Miller forContinue reading “Music Album Review: Runnin’ Wild: Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra Play Glenn Miller”

Music Album Review: ‘By Request…: The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra’

In 1987, the Dutch record label Philips Records[1] (Philips Phonographische in Dutch) released By Request…: The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra, a compilation album featuring 12 themes or overtures, two “special events” fanfares, and one television theme[2] composed by Oscar and Grammy Award-winning composer conductor John Williams. At the time ofContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘By Request…: The Best of John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra’”

On Music: Happy 89th Birthday, John Williams!

Hi, there, Dear Reader! It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, February 8, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under cloudy skies; with the wind blowing from the east at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) and humidity at 69%, the feels-like temperature is 75˚F (24˚C). The rest of the day will seeContinue reading “On Music: Happy 89th Birthday, John Williams!”