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Boston Landmarks Orchestra to host Latin inspired concert

Posted by Johanna Kaiser  July 8, 2013 01:45 PM

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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción are teaming up to host a night of Latin-inspired music at the Hatch Shell.

The orchestra and the community building agency will host “Fiesta Sinfónica: A Night In The Tropics” at the Charles River Esplanade’s Hatch Shell on July 31 at 7:00 p.m.

“We are so pleased to perform dance music from two worlds with the help of the pocket-sized salsa orchestra from Boston's Latino Community led by Alex Alvear. It will be merengue and mambo on an epic scale,” conductor Christopher Wilkins said in a statement.

The free outdoor concert will feature A Night in the Tropics by Gottachalk, Huapango by Moncayo, and Viaje (Afro Latin-Suite) by Gonzalo Grau.

The Landmarks Orchestra commissioned "Viajes" last year and it was premiered as part of the Tito Puente Festival in Blackstone Square in the South End.

This year, Wilkins will conduct the entire program, which also includes The Little Train of the Brazilian Countryman by Villa-Lobos and Mambo by local composer and Boston College professor Thomas Oboe Lee.

The event is part of the orchestra’s annual Summer Concert Series at the Shell that runs from July 17 to August 28. The Back Bay Events Center at 180 Berkeley Street will serve as the rain location for the event.

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