A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes celebrates the everyday heroes among us through music, shouts outs, and a pre-recorded fireworks display.
The program will feature previous musical performances from recent years including Andy Grammer, Leslie Odom Jr., Rhiannon Giddens, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Arlo Guthrie, and more. Rita Moreno and Amanda Gorman contribute moving narration and poetry accompanied by the masterful Boston Pops. The three-hour show also includes several newly-created recorded virtual performance pieces by Boston Symphony and Boston Pops players as well as the Middlesex Country Volunteer Fifes and Drums. Many friends of the Boston Pops also share special video messages to commemorate our nation’s birthday. Leading the celebrations is Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart joined by Bloomberg’s Kim Carrigan, Janet Wu, and Joe Shortsleeve.
A Boston Pops Salute to Our Heroes will air at 8PM on July 4th on Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg.com and Boston’s Channel 7 WHDH.