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Leroy Anderson conducted by Kurt Anderson


The music of Leroy Anderson
conducted by his son Kurt Anderson

The whimsical and captivating music of Leroy Anderson makes for an simple yet outstanding Pops concert.

Composer John Williams has said of Leroy Anderson's music, "though we have performed his works countless times over the years at the Boston Pops, his music remains forever as young and fresh as the very day on which it was composed."

Kurt Anderson shares his love for his father's music through conducting appearances with orchestras of all sizes, from community orchestras to the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra.

He has said "There are many composers who have written serious music, and some of them have done it quite well, but there are very few who have written music that makes you smile and I am proud to say that my father did that quite well."

Retro Pops with Kurt Anderson web site

Kurt Anderson is a living treasure and a connection to the past when America enjoyed a love affair with the golden era of Pops music. His knowledge of his father's music is the last word in authenticity, reflected in the personal experiences he shares with audiences and in his interpretation of these wonderful gems. And like his father, he conducts in a very efficient and economical style.

Jung-Ho Pak
Artistic Director, Cape Cod Symphony
Artistic Director, San Diego Chamber Orchestra
Music Director, World Youth Symphony Orchestra, Interlochen Arts Festival

Kurt Anderson not only handled the baton like a trouper for all the selections, but he especially brought great insight and humor to his father’s wonderful works. (with the Bridgeport Symphony)

The Connecticut Post 2005

Kurt Anderson's appearance with our Symphony in 2003 was a festive and successful affair...We highly recommend this program!

Ted Hadley
Conductor, Magic Valley Symphony, Idaho

It is with great delight we give high praise for our recent experience with Kurt Anderson.... There is no hesitation to recommend both an all-Anderson program and Kurt Anderson as conductor.

Judith Brengman, President
Salina Symphony, Kansas


Official Leroy Anderson web site


Leroy Anderson PBS Documentary web site

Classic Pops music of Leroy Anderson, conducted by his son, Kurt Anderson