The 8 PM concert will feature the Broadway and concert veteran performing her signature tunes from the Broadway stage and the American songbook as well as selections from her recent CD, "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder."
The opening-night program launches Lockhart's 15th season and the Boston Pops' 124th season. The current season, which runs through June 21 (at Symphony Hall), will officially conclude July 4 with the Pops' concert on the Charles River Esplanade.
Barbara Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was most recently on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records. Her newest CD, also on DRG, is titled "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder."
Other highlights of the Boston Pops season include:
Four-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein will offer The Sinatra Project June 19-20. Erich Kunzel will lead the orchestra, and the program will also include a performance of Tchaikovsky's "Rococo Variations" by Young Concert Artists' 2008 first prize winner, cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan. The Pops play Boston's Symphony Hall. For more information call (617) 266-1492 or visit.