Believe it or not, 2020 marks the Boston Landmarks Orchestra's twentieth season! To commemorate this grand achievement, we'll be looking back at some of Landmarks' "greatest hits" over the years.
Today we return to our very first performance, which took place on July 13, 2001 at Harvard University's Sanders Theatre. In a 2002 article published in the
, then-conductor and Landmarks Orchestra founder Charles Ansbacher is quoted, "We are a new orchestra that gets its name because, in general, we try to perform at landmark locations." Looking at the program from the first Landmarks concert (below) one sees that the orchestra was slated to play at locations across the city, including the Boston Common, Georges Island, and Jamaica Pond. This is a tradition that Landmarks carries on today. In addition to the Hatch Shell, during 2019 Landmarks performed at Christopher Columbus Park, Faneuil Hall, and, just like in 2001, Jamaica Pond. We are excited to see where this summer will take us!