Festival At The Shell
July 15 - September 17, 2009
A FREE series of professional quality classical music performances throughout the summer at the DNC Hatch Shell on Boston's Esplanade. Full Schedule Below: The Orchestra will perform nine concerts at DCR's Hatch Shell beginning at 7:00 PM on Wednesday nights from July 15 through September 9. This year, for the first time, three films will be shown as part of the Festival. The films, which will be shown at 7:00 PM on Thursday September 3, 10, and 17 respectively, include The Sound of Music with Julie Andrews, Swan Lake with Rudolf Nureyev, and La Traviata with Thomas Hampson.
Here is the full schedule: Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Charles Ansbacher, Conductor 2009 Landmarks Festival at the Shell
Wednesday, July 15 -Opening Night: Intensely Italian Charles Ansbacher, Conductor -An homage to Italy with Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino. Felix Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 ("Italian") Giuseppe Domenico Scarlatti, Vincenzo Tommasini: The Good-Humored Ladies, and Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 92
Wednesday, July 22 Viennese Masters Charles Ansbacher, Conductor- Celebrating Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Jacqueline Choi, cello (a student at the New England Conservatory), and Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68 Wednesday, July 29 Youth Orchestra of the Americas in cooperation with the New England Conservatory Benjamin Zander, Conductor Touring North America with a stop in Boston, this fabulous youth orchestra brings music of Bernstein, Dvorak, and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with pianist Gabriela Montero.
Wednesday, August 5- MIT Summer Philharmonic, George Ogata, Conductor - Damsels in Distress
Featuring the epic Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov and Tchaikovsky’s Francesca da Rimini .
Wednesday, August 12 Opera Highlights in cooperation with the Boston Lyric Opera Charles Ansbacher, Conductor - Featuring Boston Lyric Opera soloists in excerpts from Boston Lyric Opera’s 2009-2010 season and arias from other favorite operas.
Wednesday, August 19- Music of the Stars Longwood Symphony Orchestra Jonathan McPhee, conductor- A star studded evening featuring Mars from Holst's The Planets, music from Star Wars by John Williams, and Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major with the winner of the Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Wednesday, August 26 Felix and Wolfgang Charles Ansbacher, Conductor Youthful music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Felix Mendelssohn, including Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante, with Mariana Green-Hill, violin and Marcus Thompson, viola
Wednesday, September 2 -Green Masterpieces- Charles Ansbacher, Conductor Music- Inspired by nature by Respighi, Vaughn William, and Handel, and Landmarks Orchestra's newest commission, based on Frederick Law Olmsted by composer Thomas Oboe Lee with story by Nancy Stevenson
Thursday, September 3 Landmarks Films: Sound of Music with Julie Andrews
Thursday, September 10 Landmarks Films: Swan Lake with Rudolph Nureyev
Wednesday, September 9 Season Finale: Brahms German Requiem- Charles Ansbacher, Conductor Brahm's final grand work, featuring the soloist Dana White side, soprano, and the New World Chorale, Holly Krafka, Director
Thursday, September 17 Landmarks Films: La Traviata with Thomas Hampson and the Vienna Philharmonic
Neighborhood Concerts 2009 Schedule:
Salem, MA Sunday,June 14- East India Marine Hall, Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex Street 3 PM In conjunction with the exhibit The Golden Age of Dutch Seascapes, featuring Water Music by Handel, Speak, Sing, Whale by Stephen Feigenbaum, commissioned for Boston Landmarks Orchestra in 2008, Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat and Mozart's Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter."
Quincy, MA Thursday, July 23- Beale Estate, Adams National Historical Park, 135 Adams Street 7 PM Haydn Cello Concert in D Major, with New England Conservatory student Jacqueline Choi and Brahms Symphony No. 1
Jamaica Plain, MA Sunday, July 26 - Jamaica Pond, Great Lawn at Jamaica Pond, near Pinebank Promontory 6 PM Premiere of a newly commissioned work based on the life of Frederick Law Olmsted by composer Thomas Oboe Lee with story by Nancy Stevenson plus Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Jacqueline Choi, cello Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Capriccio Italien, Op. 92
Dorchester, MA Sunday, August 9- Dorchester Park, Upper Ball Field 6 PM Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino Thomas Oboe Lee: The Story of Frederick Law Olmsted Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 35