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The Boston Pops

301 Massachusetts Ave, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115-4557
+1 617-266-1492
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Enjoyable evening!

Of course a wonderful evening out for those of us who do not have access to this type of thing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Chilliwack, Canada
popular music orchestra

Extremely good performers with varied programs with visiting artists, theme nights like swing or... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Conductor Keith Lockhart leads the orchestra at Symphony Hall and on the Charles River Esplanade.
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301 Massachusetts Ave, Symphony Hall, Boston, MA 02115-4557
Fenway / Kenmore
+1 617-266-1492
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course a wonderful evening out for those of us who do not have access to this type of thing where we are from. The talent of the performers was very evident and it was a nice way to spend the evening. Pretty easy to...More

Thank wader
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Extremely good performers with varied programs with visiting artists, theme nights like swing or movie night and famous Xmas holiday concerts, performed outdoors in late spring through July 4th too.

Thank rzamenhof
Reviewed 2 May 2017

We attended the Boston Pops Holiday Pops. It was an absolute delight. The venue is beautiful and the Pops concert was amazing! It was a very entertaining experience and really put us in the holiday spirit. This was my second visit. The first time we...More

Thank Meg P
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I discovered last night the Boston Pops. A colleague recommended it and managed to get a ticket on the day. I had no idea what an absolute pleasure it would be to hear such good music in such beautiful setting. An additional treat was that...More

Thank Androulla K
Reviewed 18 January 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...More

Thank ray h
Reviewed 16 January 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

Thank stuartmorse
Reviewed 4 January 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.

Thank ariolam
Reviewed 29 December 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...More

Thank JJ-Westborough
Reviewed 28 December 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.

Thank CaseyfromBoston
Reviewed 23 December 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...More

Thank BrianHoffman
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
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, Laurence. What would you like to know about this attraction We are Going tonight. How long is the performance?
21 May 2017|
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Response from mergek | Reviewed this property |
It's 90 minutes with a 20 minute intermission
I'd appreciate suggestions for seeing the fireworks on the 4th of July from a place where you can also hear the music. We'll be from out of town so won't have chairs or blankets so suggestions for managing seating would be helpful. Thanks!
5 May 2017|
Response from dottyjoy | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, I never go that time of year. Ask your hotel for advice or the Boston tourism bureau. Sorry
I am going to the Holiday Pops 11:00am Kids Matinee. Does anyone know how long it is? I've been to the non-kids performance at night before but can't remember how long it was.
11 November 2016|
Response from Thomas M | Reviewed this property |
It is shorter than the "adult" performance ... closer to 70-90 min than the usual 2 hours