Boston Landmarks Orchestra announces summer season

Posted on: April 11, 2013

Wednesday (4/10) on the news site Boston.com, Johanna Kaiser writes, “Salsa, an interpretation of Shakespeare, and a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. will be part of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s summer season that offers free concerts to Bostonians. The Boston Landmarks Orchestra has announced it will again host multiple free concerts on the Charles River Esplanade and additional concerts and educational activities across Boston this summer. ‘The 2013 season offers outstanding concerts on Boston’s Esplanade, in the heart of the city but a world away,’ the orchestra’s music director Christopher Wilkins said in a statement. … The orchestra, which aims to bring together diverse communities in the shared experience of music, will open its season with ‘At the River,’ a new work by Northeastern University’s Anthony De Ritis in a program paying tribute to city, state, and national parks. … The orchestra will also perform alongside the celebrated Conservatory Lab Charter School’s Dudamel Orchestra [based in Brighton, Mass.] in a newly commissioned work by Michael Gandolfi, Composition Department Chair at the New England Conservatory of Music. … Special neighborhood events this season include a performance of Swanee Hunt’s The Witness Cantata on June 9 at 2 pm, at Bethel AME Church in Jamaica Plain, as a tribute to the women of South Sudan.”

Posted April 11, 2013