Celebrate with a Bang

Summer Pops comes to India Point on July 4


If you’re like me, you can’t listen to classical music without the soothing visual accompaniment of professional-grade explosions. Call me old fashioned, but there’s something about pyrotechnics fluttering through the night sky like flaming butterflies that sets my mind into the ideal state for Tchaikovsky or Walton. Thankfully, as part of the Summer Pops Concert Series, the RI Philharmonic Pops Orchestra is performing a free concert at India Point Park on July 4, as part of the Bank RI Independence Day Celebration, immediately followed by fireworks. It’s as if the orchestra’s resident conductor Francisco Noya shares in my plight. 7:30pm