The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, H’98, returns to Matthews Arena for Northeastern POPS on Thursday, May 2, 2013, and will share the stage with a very special guest: international pop icon and Grammy-Award-winner Kelly Clarkson.
Clarkson burst onto the scene in 2002 by winning the first season of “American Idol.” Since that life-changing competition, Clarkson has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide, including 10 million in the U.S. She has notched seven Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and received two Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, two MTV Music Awards, and 11 Billboard Music Awards.
On the heels of the release of her fifth studio album, “Stronger,” in October, she was nominated for four 2012 Grammys: Record of the Year; Song of the Year; Best Pop Solo Performance; and Best Pop Vocal Album for which she won the award at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards in Feb.
Clarkson has released four other studio albums: 2003’s double-platinum No. 1 “Thankful,” 2004’s six-time platinum “Breakaway,” 2007’s platinum-selling “My December,” and 2009’s “All I Ever Wanted,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200.
“A Moment Like This” is not to be missed! Join us to hear one of the music industry’s most dynamic singers – in her first-ever orchestra performance – as well as the world-renowned Boston Pops, conducted by Maestro Lockhart, in a fantastic event that brings Husky Nation together on campus.
This unique concert will feature popular standards performed solely by the Boston Pops, along with several hits performed by Clarkson as she takes the stage with the orchestra as our special guest.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.
All members of the Northeastern community are welcome, including alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff, and their guests!
*Includes one (1) Class A Floor seat, as well as one (1) entrance into the exclusive meet and greet with Kelly Clarkson after the show. The Golden Circle Reception will take place in the Alumni Center, on the 6th floor at 716 Columbus Avenue, a short walk from Matthews Arena beginning at 10 p.m. Ms. Clarkson will join us shortly thereafter for photos and to meet attendees.
$5 of your total registration fee will benefit The Northeastern Fund. Tickets will be sold first-come, first-served. All ticket sales to Northeastern POPS are non-refundable. Seating in Floor Class A and B sections will be in tables of six (6). Seats are assigned in all sections.