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Andy Grammer opens 2018 spring Boston Pops

The Boston Pops opened their 133rd season with a familiar face as well as familiar music. Conductor, Keith Lockhart conducted the symphony beautifully playing the music of Leonard Bernstein on the centennial anniversary of his birth in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The performance included music from West Side Story, On The Town, Candide, Wonderful Town and Fancy Free. The performance also included a montage of films that were all inspired by Bernstein such as The Greatest Showman and Hairspray.

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After The Boston Pops played their music, Keith Lockhart brought out a familiar face, Andy Grammer. Grammer was one of the headliners at the 2017 4th of July Boston Pops Spectacular. Grammer put on such a great performance that he came back to perform with the Pops on opening night. Grammer performed hit songs such as “Keep Your Head Up,” “Fine By Me,” “Honey I’m Good,” “Give Love,” as well as his recent single “The Good Parts.”

Overall, the performance showed that any backing orchestra makes songs sound 100% sound better. Even the members of the Pops joked around during the songs and got up to sing harmonies with Grammer.

The 2018 Boston Pops is off to a great note. Check out the rest of their schedule here and make sure to stay up to date on the 2018 4th of July Boston Pops concert as the headliners should be announced anytime this month!

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