For the first time in nearly a decade, the renowned Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, led by Conductor Keith Lockhart, will perform in the Valley.
The Best of the Boston Pops, presented by Arizona Ford Dealers, will be Nov. 16 at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa. Tickets go on sale June 15.
The world-famous orchestra will play a variety of American music, from blockbuster Broadway show tunes to Hollywood silver screen classics.
There will also be a patriotic sing-along and a medley of holiday favorites. The evening will conclude with a fireworks spectacular choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s “Overture of 1812” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.”
The Boston Pops is 128 years old. Its annual Fourth of July concert was first held in 1976, when 400,000 people attended as part of the Bicentennial celebration. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, it was the largest audience in history for an orchestra concert. That record has since been broken twice, first in 1998 and again in 2003, when more than a half-million people attended that year’s concert.
Doors open at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. The performance begins at 5 p.m. Tickets are $25, $39 or $49. Field-level floor seats are $75 and $95. Tickets may be purchased at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Arts Center box offices or online at BostonPopsMesa.com.