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Boston Pops unveils musical tribute to Kennedys

President Kennedy 1962

President Kennedy 1962

BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Pops is taking the wraps off a musical
tribute to the Kennedys.

The world premiere of "The Dream Lives On: A Portrait of the Kennedy Brothers," is set for Tuesday night at Symphony Hall.

Celebrity narrators Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris
will read from some of the most famous speeches of President John
F. Kennedy and Sens. Robert and Edward Kennedy.

Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart commissioned composer Peter
Boyer and lyricist Lynn Ahren to write the piece, which will be
performed several other times this spring and during the Pops
summer season.

Boyer also composed the Grammy-nominated "Ellis Island: The
Dream of America."

He says he visited the brothers' graves at Arlington National Cemetery to gain inspiration for the work.

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