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The Boston Pops

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave., Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115
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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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"Amazing"

I bought my seats early for the December 15 Holiday Pops and was in the center of the balcony. Great seat, show, acoustics, orchestra and chorus. Great song selection and the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 17, 2017
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Toledo, Ohio
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Toledo, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I bought my seats early for the December 15 Holiday Pops and was in the center of the balcony. Great seat, show, acoustics, orchestra and chorus. Great song selection and the chorus participation in the like no other rendition of 12 Days of Christmas was very funny and really added a lot to it. I can't wait to go back... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We visited Symphony Hall for an afternoon performance of thePops Orchestra playing the film score to the Back to the future film that was projected above them. Unbelievabley good. A fantastic experience in a delightful symbolic building that welcomed youngsters for a holiday tradition

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Every holiday season we look forward to attending the Holiday Pops' Christmas concert- one of the season's joys for us. It's almost as Christmas is not complete without the sights and sounds of the Holiday Pops.

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Westborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

The Pops is a tradition with many families, with mine being one of them. No matter what, they always seem to make a point of putting the Pops on the agenda during the Holidays. We have tried the balcony, the floor, moved around for best vantage, but I seem to like the balcony best. The floor seems to be getting... More 

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Home Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

The Pops put on a great show, and this year was no exception. Music was thoroughly enjoyable and the treatment of "Twelve Days of Christmas" was freshly creative. While the musicians were great, conductor Lockhart's narrative was flat, sounding very canned and impersonal.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016

Our grown children started giving us tickets to the Holiday Pops years ago - and it's one of our nicest Christmas traditions. They love it, too, because if they're in the area, they come along! Maestro Keith Lockhart, the Pops orchestra and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus NEVER disappoint. The music ranges from traditional, to classical, to contemporary - and, with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

Best value for your money! What a totally engaging experience for anyone! Wonderful time from the moment Keith Lockhart takes the stage...the music creates the memories, in the now!! So enjoyable in every sense...if you have the chance...GO!

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Sayreville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

Dont every miss POPS. The Christmas concerts are fabulous, but all performances are worth attending. Fun environment with snacks and liquid refreshments at your table (NOT typical concert seating except in the balconies)

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boston
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We saw The Boston Pops on 12/9 at their 4:00 performance. We try to go every year because they never disappoint to put us in the holiday spirit. The music is stellar, stage is decorated beautifully. I will suggest sitting on the floor with a table. Wait staff will serve you drinks and snacks from a very limited menu, but... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

we have spent $300 for 2 tickets, and our experience was horrible. The person who was helping us to find our our table was beyond rude and unprofessional, called us "you people" just because we were wondering where our table was, she ruined all the excitement that came visiting this event. I could not believe how someone could, and is... More 

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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