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The Boston Pops

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: 617-266-1492
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Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on...

Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.

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I was lucky enough to be in the city the day the Boston Pops put on a free quartet concert in the park by the harbour. It was lovely to sit outside on the grass in the sun and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be in the city the day the Boston Pops put on a free quartet concert in the park by the harbour. It was lovely to sit outside on the grass in the sun and listen to them playing. Definitely check out free activities going on around the city as this was a gem well worth... More 

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Hampton, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

No other performance can be compared to the Boston Pops. Even if you're not into the type of music that they play, you won't be able to help but be moved by the experience. It is phenomenal. If you have the opportunity to go, please do not pass it up.

Thank Bills_Journal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The pops are always great but this was the first time I saw the christmas show live! It was so beautiful, fun and the conductor was really animated! I will definitely be getting tickets to go again! I also enjoy the pops for 4th of July at the esplanade.

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Daniels, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

What a fabulous night!!! The crowd was very appreciative of the outstanding performance by the orchestra and the special guests - John Stevens, Connie Chung, Maury Povich, Charlie Gibson and Dan Clark. The variety of music was pleasing and the ending performance of patriotic sing-a-long was an added pleasure, I was impressed with the security present on the grounds. Can't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

If you don't think it's worth it at any price, anytime, whatever they play, then please stay away. It's the Boston Pops, man! THE most iconic symphony in the US. We went to a holiday concert. How awesome is that??? If you're in Boston, certainly see all the history you can. The Boston Pops isn't exactly 1776 stuff, I get... More 

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Searcy, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We watched the Boston July 4th fireworks display and listened to the Pops playing on the other side of the river. A truly unforgettable experience! Speakers up and down both sides of the river made it possible to hear even from a distance.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

You have to see the Holiday POPS at least once. Nice family tradition that really puts us in the Holiday mood. Floor seating can be tight, but still good views.

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Boston Pops Holiday show is a must in Boston at the holidays! The music selection is always wonderful, with some history involved and a few just classic Christmas Carols. We got floor seats at a table this year thinking it would be a great place to watch, but I do actually prefer the balcony! Fun show for all ages... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Boston Pops is an institution and for a very good reason. The programs are excellent, there is a friendliness and informality that feels very welcoming and the performances are top quality. Check what's on, but regardless, if you have the opportunity and can get tickets, you will have a memorable visit. We sat in the balcony overlooking the main... More 

Thank binduAustralia
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I went on a recommendation of a local. I really enjoyed the music and had a wonderful evening at the Boston Pops. It's a little pricey but not unexpected for Boston.

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