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Keith Lockhart, Conductor of the Boston Pops


Music - Classical Music

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About this Cruise

This October, an enriching and fun PONANT and Smithsonian Journeys voyage will set sail along the stunning autumn-painted backdrop of eastern Canada and northern New England. Invite your clients to participate in engaging discussions with Smithsonian Journeys Experts, enjoy performances onboard by acclaimed guest musicians, including Keith Lockhart, the Conductor of the Boston Pops, and sail alongside just-announced special musical guests who will be highlighting Celtic and sea chantey musical traditions en route. This one-of-a-kind voyage is an absolute must for music lovers.

Keith Lockhart is the Conductor of the Boston Pops, Chief Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra, and Artistic Director of the Brevard Music Center in North Carolina.

Jihye Chang - Pianist Jihye Chang enjoys a diverse career as a soloist, collaborator, educator, scholar, and advocate for new music in the United States and abroad. Her performances focus on the creative process of collaborating with living composers, curating programs that can connect to various audiences, and giving context to contemporary works.

Alistair MacRae - Cellist Alistair MacRae has appeared as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral principal throughout North America and in Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East. His playing has been praised for its "rich sound and lyrical phrasing" (Palm Beach Daily News) and his performances have been featured in radio broadcasts across the United States on WQXR, WWFM, WDAV, WCQS, KING FM, and Vermont Public Radio.

Allison Pohl - Soprano Allison Pohl's vivacious stage presence and spirited singing have inspired enthusiastic responses across three continents. Her work has received positive reviews for her “sparkling voice” ( and “exuberant” performances (Opera News). Of her performance in L'elisir d'amore at Virginia Opera, The Washington Post wrote: “Allison Pohl stood out with a ripe, flavorful soprano and ample character."

Scott Rawls - Violist Scott Rawls has appeared as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Europe. Recent chamber music endeavors include performances with Dmitry Sitkovetsky, Paul Rosenthal, Andres Diaz, and Sergey Antonov. With the Nikkanen/Rawls/Bailey string trio, he has played tours in Alaska, Washington, Arizona, and Texas. His solo and chamber music recordings can be heard on the Centaur, CRI, Nonesuch, Capstone, and Philips labels.

Wendy Rawls - Violinist Wendy Rawls is an active performer and teacher. She is presently assistant concertmaster of the Greensboro Symphony and recent concertmaster for the Greensboro Opera. Ms. Rawls is a member of the GSO String Quintet, an educational outreach ensemble that performs chamber music annually for hundreds of public school children across Guilford County. She has also performed as guest concertmaster with the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, North Carolina Opera, Charlotte Symphony, Eastern Music Festival Orchestra and Bach Choir of Bethlehem. As an independent contractor, she has enjoyed collaborating and touring with a wide variety of artists from Rod Stewart to Mannheim Steamroller.

Plus.... many more musicians.

Sail Date(s):

Monday, Oct 16, 2023




Canadian Maritines

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Cruise Ship:

Le Bellot

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