Led by founder-conductor Charles Ansbacher since 2001, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra has put on free classical music concerts each summer at myriad venues throughout Boston and its surrounding communities, as well as in the cities of Cambridge and Quincy. While the orchestra’s programs routinely feature the works of populist powerhouses like Beethoven and Gershwin, perhaps the ensemble’s most distinctive contribution to the classical music repertory is its annual commission of a new composition specifically for children. The resulting works for orchestra and narrator are performed as part of the Landmark Concerts for Children series.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra Information
- Venues: Most concerts performed at Boston’s Hatch Shell. Other venues include Fenway Park, MIT’s Kresge Auditorium, Church of the Covenant, First Baptist Church, and New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall
- Public Transportation: Varies depending on venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Varies depending on venue
- Performances/Programs: Approximately 15 concerts per season, including weekly summer performances, neighborhood concerts in surrounding towns, and outreach concerts for children at local Boys & Girls Clubs
- Ticket Prices: All concerts are free to the public.