Boston Landmarks Orchestra's Free Summer Concerts

Join WCRB at the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade this summer for free concerts with the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

WCRB is proud to be a Media Partner for the Boston Landmarks Orchestra free concert series. We do not broadcast these concerts on air or online. Experience the magic of music at the Hatch Shell in person - directions and more information can be found on the BLO website.

July 10, 2019, 6-8 pm: "Season Tune-Up Party"
Join the Orchestra and the concert series partners before the concerts begin for an evening of family fun and musical games!

July 17, 2019, 7pm: Symphonic Space Odyssey: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing 
Due to inclement weather, this concert will take place at New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. 

ADAMS:  Short Ride in a Fast Machine
ANDERSON:  Summer Skies
R. STRAUSS:  Thus Spake Zarathustra
RODRIGO:  In Search of What Lies Beyond
DVORAK: "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka
WILLIAMS: Close Encounters of the Third Kind
GLASS: Icarus at the Edge of Time (excerpt)

In partnership with Museum of Science's Charles Hayden Planetarium

Featuring guest artists Michael Andrew, vocalist, Sigourney Cook, soprano, Chuck Wilcox, Lead Animator and Artistic Director, and Jason Fletcher, Associate Producer

July 24, 2019, 7pm: Longwood Symphony Orchestra
No WCRB Host

WILLIAMS: Cowboys Overture
ROSSINI: Overture from William Tell
DVORAK: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88, B 163

July 31, 2019, 7pm: Deep River
POSTPONED to August 1 due to weather


Hosted by Laura Carlo

STILL: Festive Overture
WALKER: Lyric for Strings
Trad.: Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
Trad., arr. BONDS: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
Trad., arr. BONDS: I Got a Home in that Rock
Trad., arr. BONDS: He's Got the Whole World in His Hand 
ONOVWEROSUOKE: "We Need to Talk" from A Tryptich of American Voices: A Cantata of the People
KERN: Show Boat in Concert

Featuring guest artists:
Coro Allegro; David Hodgkins, Artistic Director
One City Choir; David F. Coleman, Choirmaster
Members of New England Spiritual Ensemble
Boston String Academy
Jonas Budris, tenor
Matthew DiBattista, tenor
Sigourney Cook, soprano
Jennifer Ellis, soprano
Myran Parker-Brass, mezzo-soprano
Davron S. Monroe, tenor
Tai Oney, countertenor
Alvy Powell, bass-baritone
Milton Wright, bass

August 7, 2019, 7pm: Mercury Orchestra
No WCRB host

This concert has been moved to New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall. This venue is known for its incredible acoustics, and is air-conditioned. The concert will still take place Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Please be aware that seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6:15 PM.

STANFORD: Phaudrig Crohoore, Op. 62 (An Irish Ballad)
BEACH: Symphony in E Minor, Op. 32 "Gaelic"

Featuring the Mercury Orchestra and the New World Chorale

August 14, 2019, 7pm: Annual Green Concert 
Hosted by Cathy Fuller

MUSSORGSKY: Night on Bald Mountain
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Sinfonia antartica (Symphony No. 7)
BARBER: Adagio for Strings
DVORAK: Symphony no. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

In partnership with New England Aquarium

Photographic Essay by David Arnold
Featuring Cassandra Extavour, soprano

August 21, 2019, 7pm: Landmarks Dance Night
POSTPONED to August 22 due to weather

Hosted by Ray Brown

BRAHMS: Hungarian Dances No. 5 in G minor & No. 6 in D major
PRICE: Juba Dance & Finale from Symphony No. 1
de FALLA: El amor brujo (1925 version)
WALSH & FERREIRA: New Work for Camp Harbor View
GREEN: Choucoune
Trad., orch. GRAU: Papa Loko
LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
PONCHIELLI: 'Dance of the Hours' from La Gioconda

Featured guest artists:
Ann McMahon Quintero, mezzo-soprano
Boston Ballet II
Camp Harbor View
Jean Appolon Expressions
Yosi Karahashi, flamenco dancer
Castle of our Skins
Conservatory Lab Charter School

For rain dates and more information, visit Boston Landmarks Orchestra .