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Symphony Hall

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Fenway / Kenmore
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Private tour of Symphony Hall..a must do!

What a fabulous way to learn about the history of the Boston Pops and BSO. The tour was phenomenal, ending with a lovely piece played on the organ. The tour guide was extremely... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 February 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

What a fabulous way to learn about the history of the Boston Pops and BSO. The tour was phenomenal, ending with a lovely piece played on the organ. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend this tour for everyone, regardless of knowledge of music.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We heard the symphony and choir perform Bach Mass in B minor. It was spectacular. I will go happily go again

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Venue is majestic, especially when decorated for special events over the holidays. But too much seating has been crammed in, detracting from full enjoyment of the lovely venue and tremendous performances.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Each year my husband and I and our two adult children along with another couple and their adult daughter go to dinner and then to the Holiday Pops. We go sometime during the week before Christmas. There is no better way to start the festivities that follow.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We recently attended a Holiday Pops concert at Symphony Hall. This was my first visit to Symphony Hall, and I was enchanted by it. The acoustics are wonderful, and the turn-of-the-century architectural design is a classic. I loved the 16 replicas of Greek and Roman statues around the upper level of the hall. Kenneth Lockhart, the Pops Orchestra and the... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to the symphony in Boston. We flew in from ATLANTA to see the holiday performance of the Boston Pops. I must say the hall was very pretty. We were shocked at how small the tables were as we sat down. Seating was very uncomfortable. Having five seats at a table that is meant for two,... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Went with a group of 12 friends… We had the time of our life… We all wore gowns, some tiaras, tuxedos or suits for the guys. We ate, drank, and enjoyed the light food menu…!!!! It was so intimate, everyone was delightfully happy, and dancing non-stop. We loved the conga line, and we actually made friends with everyone around us.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

This Hall should be seen even if you don't hear any music. But, of course, the music is what it is all about. The amazing acoustics only enhance the beauty of the surroundings. It is plush and elegant and is well cared for. We heard the Boston Pops Christmas concert and even though the seats were at the back of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

We came here with a group enjoy to Boston and one key aspect of our visit was Symphony Hall and the home of the Boston Pops. They put on quite a show! I have never witnessed more enthusiastic fans for a symphony than we saw here. There were applauses several times that lasted for nearly 10 minutes! The acoustics were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We attended a Sunday afternoon concert of music by Bach and his contemporaries given by the Boston Handel and Haydn Society at Symphony Hall. The concert, under the H&H's music director Harry Christophers, was first rate. The hall was practically full. The hall is a delightful example of the architecture of its time. Being a classic shoebox shape, the acoustics... More 

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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 mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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