BOSTON — A crowd of more than 250,000 lined the banks of the Charles River and filled the Esplanade as the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular to the Charles River Esplanade for the first time since 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Boston Pops and Conductor Keith Lockhart led the show for the 27th time. The concert was originally planned by Pops maestro Arthur Fiedler who was joined by his longtime friend David Mugar in “upping the ante”…

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BOSTON — As the city readies for the annual July Fourth celebrations, we are pulling some of Bill Brett’s photographs to highlight the festivities at the Esplanade. The photographs of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra and performers are from 2017 and Bill’s portraits of Rachel Platten are from the Team IMPACT gala in Boston this spring. Photos by Bill Brett and Sean Roderick Goss

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