Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Lineup for Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular

Film & TV News   Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Lineup for Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular Alan Menken will also compose a new song for the celebration.
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Hamilton Tony winner Leslie Odom, Jr. has joined the lineup for the 2017 Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, under the direction of Pops conductor Keith Lockhart.

Tony- and Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and Tony-winning lyricist Jack Feldman are composing a new work, “The Sum of Us,” for soloist, chorus, and orchestra, to receive its world premiere at Boston’s Independence Day celebration.

Also set for event are Andy Grammer and Melissa Etheridge. Alix Steel will co-host with additional reporting by Matt Miller.

This year’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will additionally showcase the U.S. Army Field Band and Soldiers’ Chorus, along with the Middlesex County Volunteers Fifes and Drums. A 20-minute fireworks display, accompanied by the music of the Boston Pops and other popular music of the past and present, will bring the celebration to an end.

The event will be broadcast on Bloomberg Television July 4; radio listeners in the greater Boston area can hear the concert through Bloomberg’s flagship station in Boston on 1200 AM and on SiriusXM satellite subscription radio on Channel 119. The multi-platform distribution also features live concert video streams on Bloomberg.com and on the Bloomberg mobile and OTT platforms.

Visit BostonPopsJuly4th.org for further details.

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