Robert De Niro, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman will join conductor Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus for the world premiere of the work on May 18 and 19, at Symphony Hall in Boston, MA. Alec Baldwin will narrate the piece at Tanglewood, in Lenox, MA on July 18, at 2:30pm. Chris Cooper will serve as narrator at the Hyannis Village Green in Hyannis, MA, home to generations of Kennedys, on August 1, at 5pm.
This new multi-media work combines quotes from speeches by brothers John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, with original text and video, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral and choral score.
The work will receive additional performances during the Pops 125th anniversary season celebration on May 20, 21, and 22, and on July 3 and 4 at the Charles River Esplanade as part of the annual Pops Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular concert, with narrator/narrators for these performances to be announced at a later date.
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