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Holland America Line presents The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and conductor Keith Lockhart to perform a special limited engagement holiday concert at the Constant Center at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25.

Tickets are on sale now at the Ted Constant Convocation Center Box Office, Virginia Arts Festival Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at ticketmaster.com, or by calling (757) 671-8100. Cabaret-style seating on the floor with food and drink service is available for this show. Tickets start at $28 and special discounts apply for military, seniors and group tickets.

Doug Higgons, general manager for Global Spectrum at the Constant Center said, "The sponsorship of the Boston Pops is a perfect fit for a Cruise Line that is known for their service and professionalism. For Holland America Line this is a fine show of support for a community in which it serves, the Constant Center and the Virginia Arts Festival are proud to welcome aboard Holland America Line as the title sponsor of this holiday event."

Keith Lockhart began his musical studies with piano lessons at the age of seven. Lockhart, the 20th Conductor of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, has recently entered in the tenth season as the Pops Conductor. Mr. Lockhart has conducted more than 750 performances and 60 television shows.

The Boston Pops was founded in 1885 to offer "light music of the best class." The holiday concert is best known for its rousing sing-alongs and touching renditions of great Christmas classics. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra's holiday concerts traditionally involve local celebrities' narration of familiar holiday stories.

The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, consistently selling out holiday performances, is comprised of the members from the Boston Symphony Orchestra, minus twelve of the principals who tour as the Boston Symphony Chamber Players.

This article was posted on: July 5, 2005

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