August 7, 2019 at 7:00pm
DCR’s Hatch Shell
ATTENTION: Because of the threat of rain and thunderstorms affecting the concert and the critical set up period, and out of concern for everyone’s safety, Wednesday evening’s concert by the Mercury Orchestra and New World Chorale has been moved to New England Conservatory at Jordan Hall. This venue is known for its incredible acoustics, and is air-conditioned. The concert will still take place tomorrow, Wednesday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. Please be aware that seating is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 6:15 PM.
National winner of the 2010 American Prize for Orchestral Performance in the community orchestra division, Mercury Orchestra performs great works in the symphonic repertoire. Under Music Director Channing Yu, the Mercury Orchestra performs two rarely-heard orchestral works: Charles Villiers Stanford, Phaudrig Crohoore (An Irish Ballad) with chorus, and Amy Beach’s “Gaelic” Symphony in E minor. Beach’s work was the first symphony composed and published by a female American composer, and it premiered in Boston in October 1896. Both works make a connection with Boston’s storied Irish heritage.