Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

The Hatch Shell in Boston

I have always wanted to go to Boston to see the Boston Pops play. The timing has never been right, but it is much like seeing the Red Sox game there. I want to do it, and it will happen sooner rather than later. While walking around the Back Bay I stumbled upon the Hatch Shell where the Boston Pops plays their annual Fourth of July concert. It is a beautiful shell where some beautiful music is played. I had to stop and make some photos of it.

The Arthur Fiedler Memorial

When I think of the Boston Pops I think of a couple of people. As a kid John Williams was the face of the Pops. Before Williams took over conducting though it was Arthur Fiedler’s group for 50 years. It was under the direction of Fiedler that the Boston Pops became what they are today. He helped make them a household name, and in the process he became a household name as well. The fantastic bust of him faces the Hatch Shell, and is a reminder of what he has done for Boston and the Boston Pops.


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