Eclectic season of free concerts by Boston Landmarks Orchestra to open July 13

Posted on: July 11, 2016

“Orchestral music meets West African drumming, followed by Armenian dances and an arrangement of ‘Footloose,’ might sound like an unlikely mix. But it’s all part of the program for a free concert by Boston Landmarks Orchestra this summer,” writes Sophie Haigney in Thursday’s (7/7) Boston Globe. “The orchestra’s 10th season of free Wednesday night concerts at the Hatch Shell launches July 13. And following the lead of Christopher Wilkins, entering his fifth year as music director, the programming remains eclectic, ambitious, unique.… ‘We are seeking diversity not only in our audience profile, but in our repertoire,’ Wilkins said in an interview.… One of the orchestra’s most ambitious ventures will air during its ‘Landmarks Lollapalooza’ concert night on Aug. 10. Four high-school students from the music education nonprofit ZUMIX collaborated with composer Gonzalo Grau to write a 20-minute piece for the ensemble.… Landmarks executive director Jo Frances Meyer said that this was an important step in deepening the orchestra’s work with young artists.” Boston Landmarks’ free concerts last year “drew more than 25,000 audience members.… The orchestra hopes to see similar numbers this year.” 

Posted July 11, 2016