Boston Pops Orchestra
Keith Lockhart, conductor
Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor
Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, and Cherry Jones
Composed by Peter Boyer
1. The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers
by Peter Boyer and Lynn Ahrens, honoring the legacy of Massachusetts native sons John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy.
2. Stars and Stripes Forever
The Dream Lives on: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers[Peter Boyer] Celebrating the legacies of these three influential and inspiring Massachusetts native sons, The Dream Lives On-composed by Peter Boyer with Tony Award-winning lyricist Lynn Ahrens-was commissioned by Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. This new multi-media work combines quotes from speeches by the Kennedy brothers with original text and video, accompanied by a dramatic orchestral and choral score. The Dream Lives On pays tribute to the towering achievements and singular spirit epitomized by the Kennedy brothers-the call to public service, drive for social change, and the legacy of optimism for America's future. The title of the work was taken from the closing lines of Ted Kennedy's speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.