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Alec Baldwin Joins Boston Pops & Keith Lockhart to Narrate 'The Dream Lives On,' 7/18


Emmy Award-winner Alec Baldwin will give life to the words of John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, when he joins conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for a performance of The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA on Sunday July 18 at 2:30 PM. A video download link will be sent by email immediately following Alec Baldwin's narration at approximately 3:30 PM.

Celebrating the legacies of these three influential and inspiring Massachusetts native sons, The Dream Lives On-composed by Peter Boyer with Tony Award-winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens-was commissioned by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. This new multi-media work combines quotes from speeches by the Kennedy brothers with original text and video, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral and choral score. The choral score is presented by the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this summer.

The Dream Lives On pays tribute to the towering achievements and singular spirit epitomized by the Kennedy brothers-the call to public service, drive for social change, and the legacy of optimism for America's future. The title of the work was taken from the closing lines of Ted Kennedy's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The Dream Lives On had its world premiere on May 18 as part of the 125th Anniversary celebration with Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Cherry Jones as narrators, and will also be performed on August 1 in Hyannis, MA with Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper

WHAT: Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops 125th Anniversary concert with guest narrator Alec Baldwin
WHEN: Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM
WHERE: Koussevitzky Music Shed, Tanglewood, Lenox, MA 01240

Photo Credit: Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

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