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The Boston Landmarks Orchestra

  • Hatch Memorial Shell 47 David G Mugar Way Boston, MA, 02114 United States (map)

Anthems of the World


Fired by local pride, some of Western music’s most passionate works are closely identified with their cultures of origin. At its premiere, Finlandia was heard to symbolize Finnish independence. It is now considered a second Finnish national anthem. Dvořák urged American composers to borrow from the spirituals, much as he had employed Czech folk songs in his own writing. Márquez’s Danzón No. 2 has become one of the most popular of all orchestral dances. The young musicians of ZUMIX are featured in a Landmarks-commissioned work they have created with composer Gonzalo GrauRain date: August 10 at Hatch Shell. If it is also raining on the 10th, the concert will be moved indoors to Kresge Auditorium at MIT (48 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA).

Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Boston String Academy, Marielisa Alvarez, Mariesther Alvarez, Taide Prieto, Co-Directors
American Sign Language (ASL) Team: Elbert Joseph, Sarah Adams, Adrianna Neefus

Jean Sibelius Finlandia
Amy Beach Gaelic Symphony: Alla siciliana (2nd movement)
Kareem Roustom Aleppo Songs (world premiere)
Arturo Márquez Danzón No. 2
Angelina Botticelli, Mario Duenas, Juan Gutierrez, Mario Jarjour
Composition guidance & Orchestration by Gonzalo Grau Views (world premiere)
Antonín Dvořák Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88

Earlier Event: August 2
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra
Later Event: August 23
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra