Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Music for a Summer Evening (Opening Night)

July 19, 2017, 7:00 PM
DCR Hatch Memorial Shell

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra returns for another summer of music on the Esplanade!

From Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Samuel Barber’s setting of a prose poem by James Agee, evokes sweetly nostalgic childhood memories of summer. Elgar created his Enigma Variations as a musical gift for his wife and closest friends. With exuberance, humor, and warmth, he presents a separate variation—akin to a musical portrait—for each of them. Boston composer Peggy Stuart Coolidge composed The Blue Planet to accompany a poem written by her husband. In 1971, the World Wildlife Fund adopted it as their official theme song. Rain date: July 20 at Hatch Shell or Emmanuel Church.


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DCR Hatch Memorial Shell
47 David G Mugar Way, Boston