Tickets Remain for Pops on the Heights

By Sandra Howe
Staff Writer

Tickets are still available for the third annual Pops on the Heights concert, which will feature the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra under the baton of the award-winning conductor and composer Marvin Hamlisch on Friday, Sept. 15 in Conte Forum.

Hamlisch is the composer of more than 40 motion picture scores, winning Academy Awards for the score and theme song of "The Way We Were" and for the musical adaptation for "The Sting." In addition, he has earned four Grammy Awards, a Tony Award and three Golden Globe Awards. His work in classical music includes the composition "Anatomy of Peace," which was performed in France as part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

The event begins at 5:45 p.m. with a pep rally outside Conte Forum with the BC Eagle, cheerleaders, and the Screaming Eagles Marching Band in anticipation of the following day's football game against the University of Michigan. A pre-concert performance starting at 7 p.m. will feature student jazz ensemble BC bOp! The Boston Pops performance, including a special tribute to dancer Gene Kelly, begins at 8 p.m.

The theme for this year is "Celebrating the Student: To Learn, to Grow, to Become." Accordingly, the 1995 Pops on the Heights will feature more student musicians, some performing at the pre-concert cocktail reception and others at small gazebos throughout Conte Forum.

Pops on the Heights has raised approximately $2 million for Boston College's scholarship endowment in its first two years, enough to award 14 scholarships.

Tickets are $15 for students and $30 for faculty and staff. Other tickets, which include a donation to the University's scholarship fund, are available for $50, $75 and $100. There is also a special $6,000 package that includes tickets for 12 people. A gourmet picnic dinner and beverage are included in the price of each ticket.

For more details, call ext. 2234.

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