Free Summer Concerts with the Landmarks Orchestra

Friday, July 1, 2011
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Join Classical New England hosts for free concerts presented by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade every Wednesday night at 7pm.


July 17
Rhapsody in Green, hosted by Ray Brown
This year's series launches with the annual green concert, celebrating our city, state and national parks and honoring the men and women who protect and preserve them.

July 24
A Family Guide to the Orchestra, hosted by Laura Carlo
The stirring first symphony of Brahms, Britten's guided tour, and the remarkable students of the Conservatory Lab Charter School's Dudamel Orchestra alongside the pros, as symphonic music casts its enduring spell on each generation.

July 31
Fiesta sinfónica: A Night in the Tropics, hosted by Cathy Fuller
Two worlds meet in music inspired by Latin-American song and dance spanning over 150 years. The Landmarks Orchestra joins a "pocket-sized salsa orchestra" featuring musicians from Boston's Latino community.

August 7
Collaboration with Boston Lyric Opera, hosted by James David Jacobs
This performance will feature exciting and popular excerpts from operas, including The Magic Flute and Rigoletto.

August 14
Guest Orchestra: Longwood Symphony, hosted by Ron Della Chiesa
Featuring a performance by the winner of the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Concerto Competition.

August 21
Kiss Me Kate, hosted by Alan McLellan
Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company present "Kiss Me Kate." Cole Porter and William Shakespeare together live at the Hatch Shell, in a semi-staged production of Porter's theatrical masterpiece, featuring Boston's leading actors and a live symphony orchestra.

August 28
"I Have a Dream" 50th Anniversary Concert, hosted by Benjamin K. Roe
To honor one of the greatest speeches in American history, the orchestra presents Boston's musical tribute to the inspiration and ideals that lie at the heart of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream.

Christopher Wilkins will lead the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, One-City Choir, the New England Spiritual ensemble, and special guests in a concert of stirring words and inspirational music by Aaron Copland, Duke Ellington, Michael Tippett, and Lee Hoiby. The night also will feature the broadcast premiere of Cry, the Beloved Country, Kurt Weill’s moving musical adaptation of the groundbreaking novel about life in South Africa under apartheid.

For more information, visit the Landmarks Orchestra.

Magic Moments: Best of '50s Pop

Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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Mario Frangoulis Live with the Boston Pops

Monday, March 4, 2013
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A '60s Pop Flashback: Hullabaloo

Friday, February 22, 2013
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Andrea Bocelli: Love in Portofino

Friday, February 22, 2013
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A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

Thursday, February 9, 2012
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WGBH presents the eighth annual A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan!

This year's show will explore the roots and branches of Irish music, dance, and song with a wide array of performances from regional, national, and international talent.

Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA - SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 16, at 8pm

Thank you for you interest A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan. Tickets for this event are now sold out. Be the first to find out about upcoming events, sign up for Celtic email updates:

For the past seven years, A St. Patrick’s Day Celtic Sojourn concerts have introduced a wide range of new and familiar musicians alike to audiences eager to celebrate the holiday in true Irish style.

Performances by:

Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch, fiddle and accordion
Moira Smiley, vocals
Keith Murphy, guitar and piano
Pat Hutchinson, uilleann pipes
Maureen McMullan, vocals

The Coyne Family, with Bridget Fitzgerald, traditional Irish family band
Kathleen Coneely, tin whistle
Eoin McQuinn, percussion

Maeve Gilchrist, harp
Mariel Vandersteel, hardanger fiddle
Mark Simos, fiddle, guitar, piano
Kevin McDermott, tenor; Ralph Richey, piano
Billy Meleady, actor
Jacqueline Schwab, piano
Lindsay O’Donovan, piano/vocals
The Harney Academy of Irish Dance

“St. Patrick’s Day lends itself to a good old fashioned variety show,” O'Donovan says. “Our concert will reach from the very traditional, old-style music often described as 'pure drop' to the more contemporary end, what’s being played today. We will also journey out on its branches and look at its close relationship with America, Appalachia, Scotland, and many other places all while enjoying each other’s company in the beautiful confines of Sanders Theatre."

Local, regional, and national broadcasts of Brian O’Donovan’s radio program A Celtic Sojourn over the past 25 years have proven extraordinarily popular. This concert follows the format established for the burgeoning A Christmas Celtic Sojourn series of concerts which, during this past December, played to over 11,000 people in Boston, Worcester, and Rockport, MA; Providence, RI; and Derry, NH.

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