Thursday, August 27, 2009

Kennedy Conducts

Just in case you thought there couldn't possibly be a good classical music tie-in to the passing of Senator Kennedy (yes, I know about the musicians who will sing and play at his funeral service), the Boston Symphony Orchestra has very kindly provided a photo of the Senator conducting "The Stars and Stripes Forever" at a Boston Pops concert a few years ago. He certainly looks as though he's having a good time, as who wouldn't, in front an enthusiastic audience with a great orchestra at his beck and call. Video of this event has been made available to news organizations, which should contact the BSO press office if they'd like to show a clip.


Anonymous said...

Did he ever narrate "A Lincoln Portrait"? Obama did. Probably the favorite classical music activity of leading American politicians.

Lisa Hirsch said...

Yes, he did, back in 1970.