To the Moon and Beyond

A photo shows Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, with astronaut Pam Melroy '83, during a concert celebrating the anniversary of the moon landing in 1969.

Astronaut Pamela Melroy ’83 (shown with Maestro Keith Lockhart) joined the Boston Pops in June for a musical look back at the summer of ’69, when “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” riveted TV viewers around the world. Melroy provided the voice for a multimedia commission (orchestra, narrator, and film) by composer James Beckel titled From the Earth to the Moon and Beyond—in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. Wellesley College Alumnae of Boston organized a large group to wave the Wellesley flag for Melroy (below).


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