Boston Weekly Cultural & Artistic Picks 07/01 – 07/08, 2012

Nélida Nassar  07.02.2012

The Picks of the Week:
Transformative Power of Philanthropy: David Mugar and the
Fourth of July Celebration
The Boston Pops Concert at the Esplanade and Fireworks

Boston’s Fourth of July started – like many things do – as just a simple idea.  In September 1973, David Mugar a philantropist from Belmont, Massachusetts of Armenian-American ancestry and CEO of Mugar Enterprises suggested to Boston Pops Conductor Arthur Fiedler that in order to revive the diminishing Esplanade concert series it might be a good idea to play Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” with a few added extras, the rest as the say goes is history and now has become a yearly tradition…
The 4th of July Boston celebration will take place at the Charles River Esplanade where hundreds of thousands of people will attend the Boston Pops Orchestra  concert and be dazzled by the fireworks display.  Under maestro Keith Lockhart’s baton, two free concerts will be performed by the Pops on  Tuesday, July 3rd and Wednesday, July 4th with guest artists Academy Award-winning actress and Grammy-Award winning musician, Jennifer Hudson and Michael Chiklis.  The Esplanade will welcome a mass of people, and the Charles River basin filled with countless pleasure boats.  The Independence Day concert grande finale will have the stirring rendition of Tchaichovsky’s 1812 Overture.  A huge fireworks will crown the concert over the river and will light up the entire Back Bay district.  Hand-powered church bells will ring from ancient edifices in the nearby neighborhoods.  If you are in Beantown do not miss this evening of extravaganza by joining in this spectacular celebration!Schedule
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 
04:00 pm – Oval opens (wrist band system at Hatch Shell lawn)
08:30 pm – Boston Pops Warm Up Concert Begins
10:30 pm – 1812 Overture is Played
10:00 pm – Concert EndsWednesday, July 4, 2012
09:00 am – Oval opens (wrist band system at Hatch Shell lawn)
12:00 pm – Recorded Music Begins in Boston
06:00 pm – Recorded Music Begins in Cambridge
07:00 pm – WBZ News Radio 1030 AM Simulcast Begins
08:00 pm – Boston Pops Broadcast Begins on WBZ-TV Boston
08:30 pm – Boston Pops Concert Begins with National Anthem & Flyover
09:30 pm – 1812 Overture is Played
10:00 pm – CBS Network National Broadcast Begins
10:30 pm – Fireworks Begin
11:00 pm – Fireworks End__________________________________________________________________


Monday, July 2, 2012 

Friday, July 6, 2012 

Saturday, July 7, 2012    

Sunday, July 8, 2012
Harvard Film Archives

Wednesday, July 4, 2012 to Sunday, July 8, 2012

Museum of Fine Arts

Monday, July 2, 2012 to Sunday, July 8, 2012
Kendall Square Cinema

Monday, July 2, 2012 to Sunday, July 8, 2012

Coolidge Corner Theatre

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Goethe Institut at Coolidge Corner Theatre

Monday, July 2, 2012 to Sunday, July 8, 2012
Fenway Regal Theatre

Starting July 14, 2012
MIT Films


Monday, July 2, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra Tanglewood: James Taylor
Tuesday, July 4, 2012 and Thursday 4, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Boston Pops Orchestra at the Esplanade: Fireworks
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Emerson String Quartet
Friday, July 6, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Opening Night
Saturday, July 7, 2012 and Sunday, July 8, 2012
Boston Symphony Orchestra: Tanglewood: Barber, Ravel, Meyer and Tchaikovsky

Monday, July 2, 2012 
to Sunday, July 8, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012 and Sunday July 8, 2012
Berklee College of Music: Summer Festival in the City

Concerts resume July 26, 2012
Longy School of Music of Bard College

Concerts resume July 22, 2012

New England Conservatory

Concerts resume July 11, 2012


Season Starts July 11, 2012
Boston Landmark Orchestra


Sunday, July 8, 2012
FlamencoBoston: Flamenco and Tapas
Bar Lola


Thursday, July 5, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Roller Disco The Musical!

Friday, July 6, 2012

American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: Bye Bye Liver: The Boston Drinking Play

Saturday, July 7, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: T: An MBTA Musical

Saturday, July 7 , 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: The Donkey Show

Sunday July 8, 2012
American Repertory Theatre – OBERON: EN-ER-GY 3 

Monday, July 1, 2012 
Lyric Stage Company of Boston: Avenue Q

Plays resume September 14, 2012
Huntington Theatre Company

Monday, July 2, 2012 to Sunday, July 8, 2012
BCA Plaza Theatre: Polaraid Stories

Wednesday, July 3, 2012
 to Saturday, July 7, 2012
Fort Point Theatre Channel: Exclamation Point! 10 Filmstock

No shows this week
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston

No shows this week
Regent Arlington Theatre of Greater Boston

Originally Published in Berkshire Fine Arts

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