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Boston Pops Conductor Has New Baby Boy

August 25, 2003

BOSTON (AP) _ Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart is a new father.

Lockhart and his wife, violinist Lucia Lin, became parents early Sunday morning when Lin gave birth to a baby boy.

``Luci and I are happy to announce the birth of our son, Aaron Lin Lockhart, who was born this morning at 6:30 a.m. weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces,″ Lockhart, 43, said in a statement. ``Thankfully, both Luci and the baby are well and resting comfortably.″

Lockhart was on tour with the Boston Pops in Chillicothe, Ohio, when he received news that his wife had given birth. He caught the next flight to Boston, the statement said.

Lockhart and Lin were married in September 1996. Lockhart became conductor of the Boston Pops in 1995 after serving as associate conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and the Cincinnati Pops.

Lin joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1985 after graduating from Rice University. She became one of the BSO’s first violins after serving as assistant concertmaster.