Concerts

Attend a free Boston Landmarks Orchestra performance on the Esplanade

The five performances take place between July 20 and Aug. 24.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO) brings its annual summer series of free, live orchestral concerts to the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade. Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO), under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, brings its annual summer series of free, live orchestral concerts to the iconic DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade.

This season also boasts a special focus on concerts in East Boston, Chelsea, Roxbury, and Mattapan with the following mission: “We build community through great music.” Highlights include the world premiere of “Many Mansions,” a new orchestral and choral work by Diane White-Clayton based on Roland Carter’s arrangement of “In Bright Mansions Above”; the Boston premiere of William Dawson’s “Negro Folk Symphony”; Beethoven’s 9th Symphony with the One City Choir, Coro Allegro, vocal soloists; a new partnership with the Four Strings Academy; and the announcement of cuatrista Fabiola Méndez as composer-in-residence for 2022-23. Méndez will work with Boston students on composition and in performance workshops.

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The BLO summer programming schedule at the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell is:

  • July 20: Sorcerer’s Apprentice & Symphonie Fantastique: Telling Tales
  • July 27: Finlandia & Romeo and Juliet: Sweet Sorrow
  • Aug. 6: Beethoven’s 9th Symphony
  • Aug. 17: Mendelssohn & Fabiola Méndez: Heart and Soul
  • Aug. 24: Pines of Rome: The Virtuoso Orchestra

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