Join 99.5 WCRB hosts for free concerts presented by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade, Wednesday nights at 7pm.
July 13 Rhapsody in Green, hosted by Ray Brown
This year's series launches with the annual green concert, celebrating the beauty of nature through music by Vaughan Williams, Tan Dun, Copland, Gandolfi, and Respighi.
July 20 Pictures at an Exhibition, hosted by Laura Carlo
Mussorgsky's masterpiece, Pictures at an Exhibition, anchors a program devoted to connections between music and visual art that also includes works by Falla, Loeffler, Offenbach, and more.
July 27 Verdi and Valkyries, hosted by Chris Voss
Soprano Jane Eaglen is joined by the One City Choir, the Back Bay Chorale, and the North End Music and Performing Arts Center Children's Choir in operatic masterworks that include selections from Wagner's The Ring, Verdi's Il Trovatore, and much more.
August 10 Landmarks Lollapalooza, hosted by Laura Carlo
Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Gershwin, and Adams echo across the Esplanade along with the sound of street bands, as the Landmarks Orchestra and soprano Jayne West are joined by ZUMIX, members of the Longy Summer Music Academy, and members of the HONK! Festival.
August 17 Footloose and Fancy Free, hosted by Cathy Fuller
A celebration of dance includes Bernsein's Fancy Free, Richard Rodgers's "Slaughter on Tenth Avenue" from On Your Toes, two world premieres, and much more.
August 31 Rodgers and Hart's The Boys from Syracuse, hosted by Ron Della Chiesa
A swing era re-imagining of Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors closes the season in only the second-ever performance featuring the original big band style 1938 orchestrations.
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.
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.