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Music review

Pops’ home opener brings Hollywood to Symphony Hall

The Boston Pops opened its 128th season Wednesday night, bringing Hollywood and honky tonk to ­Symphony Hall.

While country music star Vince Gill was the featured artist with the Pops, it was Dr. David King who drew the night’s biggest applause. After running the Boston Marathon, King tended to patients who were injured in the Marathon bombings. The Pops let King conduct “The Stars and Stripes Forever,” the night’s final encore, and his spirited direction of the orchestra drew the audience to its feet before the song was over.

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