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The Boston Pops

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Address: 301 Massachusetts Ave, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115-4557
Phone Number: +1 617-266-1492
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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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We attend the Pops twice a year, once in the spring and once before Christmas. It is always uplifting and entertaining, however, we always sit in the balcony. I am not comfortable... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attend the Pops twice a year, once in the spring and once before Christmas. It is always uplifting and entertaining, however, we always sit in the balcony. I am not comfortable sitting at the tables and don't have to eat to enjoy a musical performance. Drinking can be done before the show and during intermission if desired. I love... More 

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Windsor, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Holiday favorite but avoid the "floor" tables. Five persons to a tiny table absolutely packed in! Servers constantly reaching in with food and drinks, obstructing views and stepping over patrons through the entire performance. Choose the balcony or mezzanine seating for unobstructed views and to avoid constant interruptions. No food served, but much more enjoyable for the performance.

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you have the opportunity you should go to a Pops concert in Symphony Hall. Wonderful acoustics in a gorgeous old hall. The Pops are always a delight, and this years Holiday Pops concerts are tremendous.

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Plymouth, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my 16 year old daughter to the Pops Holiday concert this past weekend. We traveled from Michigan specifically for this concert and it was wonderful and exceeded our expectations. Symphony Hall is amazing! The music was wonderful. We loved the Tanglewood Choir. They were really good. The concert is great for people of all ages and I would... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a way to get in the mood for Christmas. And, they certainly left "Christ" in their program :) The music choices are wonderful as was the symphony and the choir! There was a sing-a-long near the end which the audience certainly got into!! We were so glad that we chose to attend on our visit from Wisconsin.

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Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Pops Christmas Show was exceptional! We had orchestra seating. The seats were a bit too crowded for comfort as we literally sat "on top" of each other. Beside the seating, the show was fantastic. Audience sing a longs were so much fun and joyous. A great way to get into the Holiday spirit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an uplifting experience. We got last minute tickets and although the seats were at the back of the balcony, I don't think there is a bad seat in the house. The acoustics in the grand old hall are said to be one of the best in the USA. Not sure, what to expect, we were pleasantly surprised that there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I recently went here for a convention and truth be told, I'm really not typically into orchestra music. However, the POPS were amazing. They kept it fun and light and played covers of a bunch of 50's-70's rock songs, and they had a bunch of Sinatra. It was amazing, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone. It doesn't hurt... More 

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Boston
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We attended Pops Gospel Night last year and this year. We had orchestra seats which included the option to buy food and drinks at your table. Both concerts were enjoyable but I did enjoy the artists last year more than the performer in June 2016. So make sure that the main event will be an artist that you will appreciate.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

I was in line at 7:30 am to get tickets for the Boston Pops Fourth of July concert. There was no problem securing entry when they officially opened at 9. The Boston-discovery-guide.com provided all the information that was needed. As long as you followed the guidelines, i.e. no backpacks, only plastic knives, etc. you got in without a problem. You... 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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