Colonial Boston didn’t care much for Mother Britain; that’s why residents staged the famed tea party in 1773, laying the groundwork for the American Revolution.
Today Bostonians still love to celebrate their independence. And for the past 39 years, the focus of that celebration has been the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, the orchestra's annual free outdoor concert.
The show, sponsored by Liberty Mutual, draws a half-million spectators who pack Boston’s Charles River Esplanade. Several million more viewers will see it on CBS (10 p.m. ET). Academy Award winner Jennifer Hudson will perform and Emmy winner Michael Chiklis will host the event.
The patriotic program features fireworks that are shot over the Charles River and choreographed to burst as the “1812 Overture” and other bombastic tunes are played by the orchestra. The show, produced by Pyro Spectaculars, “epitomizes the concept of sky art,” says Souza.