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Shatner To Conduct Boston Pops

By Michelle
July 30, 2006 - 3:33 PM

William Shatner (Captain Kirk) will make his debut as a conductor when he conducts the Boston Pops' Esplanade Orchestra at the 21st Annual Pops by the Sea concert.

The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod announced that Shatner would take up the baton this Sunday, August 6th, from 5-7 p.m. on Hyannis Village Green. Pre-concert entertainment will begin at 2 p.m.

"William Shatner is as delighted to accept this honor as we are to bestow it upon him," said Margaret Van Sciver, president of the Arts Foundation. "We are thrilled that Mr. Shatner has accepted our invitation."

Van Sciver said that Shatner had been an inspiration to countless television and live audiences and said it would be a "unique privilege for all of us attending the concert...to experience Mr. Shatner in this new role." She cited his roles as a philanthropist and horse breeder as well as his film, television and music career.

In addition to Shatner, the Pops by the Sea concert will feature the only Cape Cod appearance of conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. More information is available here.

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