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Boston Pops to play Bernstein, Ellington and Mercury

Boston Pops to play Bernstein, Ellington and Mercury

They're calling the concert "The Very Best of the Boston Pops," and by their standards that includes not only works by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington, but also songs by Queen, ABBA and the Beatles. The Boston Pops Orchestra will perform Feb. 7 in West Palm Beach and Feb. 8 in Fort Lauderdale. The Pops, of course, are that band you hear during televised July Fourth fireworks. And they provided a weekly showcase for music stars of all kinds on "Evening at Pops," which ran on PBS-TV from 1970 to 2005. They call themselves "America's Orchestra," and if you look at the upcoming program for South Florida, it's hard to argue....

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