Keith Lockhart is conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Keith Lockhart is conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. (From Wolf Trap)
Thursday, August 24, 2006

Break out your polyester if you are headed to Wolf Trap's Filene Center this weekend to catch the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

Conductor Keith Lockhart is planning a fab and far out tribute to the music of the 1970s. The program offers something for every pop culture junkie who remembers mood rings and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

Film fans will recognize enduring theme songs from some of the decade's great films, including "Star Wars," "The Exorcist" and "The Godfather," and from two hit musicals, "A Chorus Line" and "Jesus Christ Superstar."

The music of 1970s television is to be celebrated with the medley "The Boob Tube: '70s TV's Greatest Hits," including the theme songs from "All In The Family," "M*A*S*H" and "Happy Days."

The audience will be invited to sing along while the orchestra plays some of the biggest pop hits of the Me Decade, including Jimmy Buffett's "Margaritaville," Don McLean's "American Pie," Morris Albert's "Feelings" and Rupert Holmes's "Escape (The PiƱa Colada Song)."

The show will feature Liz Callaway, a Broadway actress and Tony Award nominee. The Boston Pops is in its 121st year.

-- C. Woodrow Irvin

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