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Boston Pops Conductor On A Re-Imagined July 4th Celebration13:26


Every Fourth of July, half a million people or more descend on Boston to hear the Boston Pops' annual 'Fireworks Spectacular.' But, this year will be different.

The Pops won't be playing their traditional repertoire at the Hatch Shell.

Instead, the event will be held virtually. We discuss the re-imagined "Fireworks Spectular," held during a pandemic and a moment in the Black Lives Matter movement, with Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.

This segment aired on July 2, 2020.

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