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The Boston Pops

301 Massachusetts Ave., Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115 (Fenway / Kenmore)
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Ranked #18 of 174 Activities in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Symphonies, Performances
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Owner description: Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is a visit from 2013. We booked during Mad men, and it was really good. Lots of TV and movie themes from shows during he Mad Men era, including Theme from Star Trek, and others. Look into Box Dinners and Opera Glasses.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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125 reviews 125 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I see Boston Pops every July 4th and New Years Eve. Arthur Fiedler was the Pops conductor for 50 years before John Williams (think Star Wars, Jaws, Indie Jones) kept the tradition alive and handed to Keith Lockhardt. Boston Pops are even shown on PBS due to their popularity around the world. There's simply nothing like it. You need to... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The pops is a classic and not to be missed on your visit to Boston. If you get the floor table seats, you'll be crammed in, but well worth the squeeze to enjoy your Pops with a bottle of wine and a cheese plate! They have many talented guest musicians, so check the calendar. The Holiday Pops is magical. Do... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The concert is nice and the pops do a great job! It is a classical thing to do here in Boston and it is fun to see how many people come to it and either bring a chair or camp around to see it. Honestly, I think you can park your car in Cambridge or anyplace close to Charles River... More

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Malibu, California, United States
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313 reviews 313 reviews
145 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

No Symphony in the USA does Pops with the panache of the Boston Pops.....great hall, fun and lovely choices plus the audience in Boston gets it. Go, go, go...

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Portland, Maine
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I mistook the Pops when i reviewed the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It is the Pops that are so universally know especially for their Fourth of July concert- especially because of the Revolutionary War History in Boston

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The Pops is a Boston tradition and a great show for either the Christmas Holidays or spring concerts. The Pops are held at Symphony Hall an acoustic masterpiece. Keith Lockhart conducts. Occasionally, there are guest conductors, e,g., John Williams, conductor emeritus of Star Wars fame. The music satisfies every taste and is often current and always wonderful since it's played... More

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Lunenburg MA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Going to any POPS event at anytime is always special. My family and I wish we could make more visits to see them.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great Show! Was able to enjoy the Boston Pops Christmas Show last year featuring Kristen Chenoweth. The music was outstanding and the venue was intriguing. Would definitely recommend this show and am looking forward to returning again.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Take your friends and family, grab a sandwich and a good drink, and let yourself enjoy the good music and atmosphere around. It is perfect for all- young couples, families with friends and older people

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