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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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Best Way to Get in the Christmas Spirit

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
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Salem, Massachusetts
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164 reviews 164 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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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Hanover,Va.
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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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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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Boston
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Keith Lockhart could have been at it too long as our most recent matinee concert experience witnessed uninspired playing from the orchestra and lackadaisical direction from the podium. Even Santa seemed tired. Yes, this is meant to be an experience for expanding the audience and filling the coffers for the BSO, but the "magic of the season" seemed lost in... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A special night, venue and concert favourites presented in a new, fresh way. An annual " must see" and sing-along.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This was the first time that we have seen a movie while the Pops played the entire score to the movie! It was a great experience! We had great seats and the Wellesley High School chorus did a wonderful job as well. I am looking forward to seeing what will be offered next year!

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Ridge, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The Boston Pops are always a treat. Symphony Hall is beautiful, and the Pops perform all sorts of music. Have seen them both in the Hall and on the Esplanade, both concerts memorable.

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