Landmarks Orchestra's Free Summer Concerts

Friday, July 1, 2011
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Join 99.5 WCRB hosts for free concerts presented by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade every Wednesday night at 7pm.


July 15
Rhapsody in Green, hosted by Laura Carlo
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, with music by Mendelssohn, Hovhaness, Debussy, and more.

July 22
Fiesta sinfónica, hosted by Alan McLellan
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.

July 29
A Night at the Ballet, with the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, hosted by Ray Brown
Ronald Feldman conducts the orchestra of Boston's medical community in works by Stravinsky and Offenbach, along with Gene Scheer's Albert Schweitzer Portrait, with narration by Gov. Charlie Baker.

August 5
Italian Night, hosted by Ron Della Chiesa
The Landmarks Orchestra and the One City Choir bring together operatic and orchestral favorites by Verdi, Puccini, Mascagni, and Nino Rota.

August 12
Scheherazade Meets Clarice Assad, hosted by Chris Voss
Rimsky-Korsakov's spectacular orchestral masterpiece shares the program with performances and selections by Brazilian composer and pianist Clarice Assad.

August 19
Drums Along the Charles, hosted by Cathy Fuller
Rhythms across centuries and cultures play out in music by Khachaturian, Glass, and Rachmaninoff, along with a New England premiere by Donald Krishnaswami.

August 26
A Midsummer Night's Dream, hosted by Chris Voss
Shakespeare's comic masterpiece is performed in its entirety, along with Felix Mendelssohn's brilliant incidental music.

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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