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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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Description: Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the...
Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.
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A "must do" in the spring and holiday season

We just attended our annual spring Pops concert - special guests were the Midtown Men a spin off from the Jersey Boys Broadway cast singing songs of the 60s (Mad Men genre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

We saw the Boston pops on a Saturday night and the theme was movie scores written by John Williams with the pops lead by John Williams. unfortunately he had taken ill and was unable to conduct. we hear music from Jaws, Star Wars, harry potter, ET, Witches of Eastwick,close encounters, Hook, Indiana Jones, Sabrina. Orchestra was exceptional and the guest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We just attended our annual spring Pops concert - special guests were the Midtown Men a spin off from the Jersey Boys Broadway cast singing songs of the 60s (Mad Men genre). Surprisingly there were a fair number of empty seats in all sections of the concert hall, not sure why. We had lots of fun and await our next... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for a joyful evening filled with music, you need to experience the Boston Pops. Keith Lockhart is a gifted conductor, Symphony Hall is a historic and beautiful environment where you can appreciate the lovely sounds of the Pops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Anytime you're in Boston this is a must on your list of things to do. I would get there early so you can enjoy a full evening of it.

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Salem, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My family and I go to the Boston Pops every few years, and every time we do, we wonder why we don't do it every single year. The Boston Pops are absolutely THE BEST, especially when it comes to their Christmas Show. I remember going with my own family over 40 years ago. It was great then, and it is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Attended the Christmas show on December 12th. My first time in Symphony Hall. As one might expect, the music was outstanding!! Well worth the price of admission ( $40 each ). I have been listening to the Pops for 30 years or so and the Pops orchestra was a treat, as usual.

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Canton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It has been a very long time since we went to the Pops for New Years Eve. We want back this year and the Orchestra did not disappoint. People were dancing in the aisles and in the balcony where we were. We had a wonderful time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Did not think that this would be so great. Was I wrong. Armed with sheets We were given at motel to lay on the ground we camped out early. We didn't pay to get in the concert area but they set up speakers all up and down the river so you can hear perfect. Fireworks after the concert capped the... More 

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Long Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We have been to more Pops concerts then I can remember. The music they play is absolutely beautiful. I can't think of a better night out in Boston then sitting in Symphony Hall for a couple hours and listening to the Pops.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our first experience at the Pops was wonderful, the best New Years celebration ever. Swing music by great musicians, hats and noisemakers, the countdown and bubbly for toasting the new year. We didn't have dinner before, so we ordered a couple of appetizer plates, a sandwich and a bottle of wine. This was too much, next time, we'll get less.... More 

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