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Performing Arts Center, Classic Center partner to bring Boston Pops to Athens

Conductor Keith Lockhart will lead the Boston Pops Esplande Orchestra in a tribute to Marvin Hamlisch

The Performing Arts Center, in partnership with the Classic Center, will present the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra on Feb. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Classic Center Theatre.

Tickets, which range from $85-$120, can be purchased online at or by calling 706-542-4400.

Conductor Keith Lockhart will lead the orchestra in a special tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, the Oscar- and Tony-winning composer who died in 2012. The program will showcase some of Hamlisch’s most beloved themes from musical theater and film, including “Through the Eyes of Love” from Ice Castles and the overture to A Chorus Line.

The program also will feature such musical masterpieces as Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” from A Little Night Music, the title song from Hello Dolly, the overture to Gypsy and the theme song to Martin Scorsese’s New York, New York.

Vocalist and award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway will join Lockhart and the orchestra in the second half of the program for a salute to the songs of Barbra Streisand. Callaway will perform “The Way We Were,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade” and a medley of “People” and “Being Alive” featuring jazz pianist Ted Rosenthal.

Affectionately known as “America’s orchestra,” the Boston Pops is the most recorded orchestra in the country. Lockhart is now in his 17th season as conductor and has led more than 1,300 Pops concerts. The orchestra has been performing for 125 years and remains “one of our country’s greatest cultural treasures, as vibrant today as it was when it was founded,” Lockhart said.