Fourth Of July Traditions

060417-N-8157C-162From barbecue picnics to sparklers and lawn chairs, Americans love their fourth of July traditions. While you might still be hung up on the neighborhood parade or your aunt’s secret potato salad recipe, there’s a tradition you may not even know you’re a part of:  Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture as the unofficial soundtrack of Independence Day.

Hear more about it from David Mugar, executive producer of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, and Keith Lockhart, the Boston Pops’ music director, here.