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Megan Hilty delivers a smashing performance with Pops

For all that can be said about the narratively chaotic and tonally incomprehensible making-of-a-Broadway-musical TV show “Smash,” it accomplished one undeniable good: It brought Megan Hilty into millions of homes. With the show days from airing its final episode and a new album of her own, it would be easy for her to have already moved on. But Thursday night at Symphony Hall, she proved that she could come out victorious even as she embraced the troubled show.

For the concert’s undercard, the Boston Pops saluted film music, and the resultant program was curiously slight. The richly lyrical “Tara’s Theme” from “Gone With The Wind” was sweeping without bombast, and a Fred Astaire medley captured the swank elegance of a 1930s dance orchestra.

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