THE BOSTON POPS ISSUES UPDATE ON FIRST-EVER WEBCAST OF BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, FOLLOWING NEWS THAT THE INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO JULY 3, DUE TO THE NECESSARY CANCELLATION OF THE JULY 4 CONCERT IN RESPONSE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER PREDICTIONS
A FIRST-EVER WEBCAST OF THE BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR, SPONSORED BY THE MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE OF TRAVEL AND TOURISM, WILL STREAM LIVE ON JULY 3 STARTING AT
KEITH LOCKHART LEADS BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR FEATURING LEGENDARY BAND THE BEACH BOYS, BROADWAY AND TV SENSATION MEGAN HILTY, AND THE AWARD-WINNING BOSTON CHILDREN’S CHORUS; GOVERNOR DEVAL PATRICK TO NARRATE NEWLY COMMISSIONED BOSTON POPS ARRANGEMENT OF THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER IN HONOR OF THE NATIONAL ANTHEMS 200TH ANNIVERSARY IN 2014
41st ANNUAL BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR WILL BE TELEVISED EXCLUSIVELY ON CBS BOSTON’S WBZ-TV FROM
The Boston Pops has issued an update on its first-ever webcast of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, following the news that the Independence Day Celebration has been moved to July 3, due to the necessary cancellation of the July 4 concert in response to inclement weather predictions. This news was announced by the State Police and B4 Productions late in the day on Tuesday, July 2.
The first-ever webcast of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, sponsored by the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism, will stream live on July 3 at 8 p.m. on www.bostonpopsjuly4th.org and www.cbsboston.com, bringing the event to a worldwide audience. Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra will be joined by special guests The Beach Boys, Megan Hilty, and the Boston Children’s Chorus for the July 3 concert.Governor Deval Patrick will narrate a newly commissioned Boston Pops arrangement of The Star-Spangled Banner in honor of the national anthems 200th anniversary in 2014.
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will be televised exclusively on CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. The broadcast recently won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Event Coverage presented by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Boston/New England.
Any questions about the cancellation of the July 4 concert and logistics about the July 3 performance should be directed to: David Procopio, Director of Media Communications,State Police, [email protected]; 508-820-2623 OR Steve McDonald, B4 Productions, [email protected]; 617-817-2111
BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR PROGRAM
The Boston Children’s Chorus is a creative social integration organization that unites area children ages 7-18 across differences of race, religion and socioeconomic status. Their focus is not on one specific community, but the energy of the intersection of all our communities. Through intensive choral training and once-in-a-lifetime performing experiences locally, nationally and around the world, BCC enhances the education and social development of youth as future leaders and global citizens in the 21st century.
This year’s program will be hosted by WBZ-TV News anchors Lisa Hughes and Jonathan Elias and will feature members of WBZ-TV News: WBZ-TV morning news anchors Kate Merrill and David Wade, evening anchors Paula Ebben and Jack Williams, Chief Meteorologist Eric Fisher, and Sports Director Steve Burton. It will also air locally on WBZ NewsRadio 1030 hosted by Jordan Rich with reports from WBZ News anchor Joe Mathieu. Additionally, the broadcast will stream live on the FM dial on WCRB 99.5 beginning at 7 p.m. with Ron Della Chiesa and Laura Carlo. The WBZ-TV Emmy-winning broadcast marks the twelfth year that WBZ-TV has carried the program.
This year’s Spectacular will keep alive several of the Boston holiday traditions including the Pops’ now classic Independence Day rendition of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, which features real cannons, the live ringing of area church bells, and fireworks. Also on the program is The Stars and Stripes Forever, which includes the ceremonial American flag drop and confetti shot. The Spectacular will be capped off by a magnificent fireworks array that fills the skies above Boston with a stunning exhibition of color and breathtaking pageantry.
The Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular is an annual, free outdoor concert at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade and is sponsored by Liberty Mutual Insurance, one of America’s leading insurers, offering auto, home, and life insurance for individuals and families, as well as a variety of insurance products and services for businesses. The final 20 minutes of the broadcast, featuring the spectacular fireworks display, will be presented commercial-free by Liberty Mutual Insurance.
BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR
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