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Boston Pops to Produce July 4th Esplanade Events

The Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell, July 4, 2015
Michael Blanchard, courtesy of the Boston Pops
The Boston Pops at the Hatch Shell, July 4, 2015

The Boston Pops takes over today as producer of the annual Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, according to a press release from the orchestra.

The annual tradition began 43 years ago, with Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler and Boston philanthropist and businessman David Mugar.  In previous years, the concerts were produced by David Mugar's company, Boston 4 Productions. 

"I am very pleased that the baton has been passed to the next generation," said Mugar.  "The Pops will be outstanding stewards of a Boston tradition and I know for certain will lead the event into new chapters of success."

Sponsorship and broadcast details will be determined at a later date. For more information, visit the Boston Pops website.