Rhapsody in Blue & American Portraits

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Rhapsody in Blue & American Portraits


**POSTPONED to Friday, September 3 at 7:00pm**

DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell

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Rhapsody in Blue has captivated listeners since its premiere nearly a century ago. Audiences still love it for its freshness and fusion of styles. Copland’s Lincoln Portrait accompanies some of Lincoln’s best-known speeches, including the Gettysburg Address. The premiere of Francine Trester’s A Walk in her Shoes conjures the memory of key women in our city’s history.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Brianna Robinson, soprano
Carrie Cheron, mezzo-soprano
David Coleman, piano
David Howse, narrator

George Chadwick Jubilee from Symphonic Sketches
William Grant Still Symphony No. 2 ‘Song of a New Race’
George Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Priscilla Alden Beach City Trees
Francine Trester A Walk in Her Shoes*
Aaron Copland Lincoln Portrait

NEW: Bring the family early for kid-friendly activities!
Get your face painted, starting at 6:00.
Learn to conduct at the Maestro Zone, opening at 6:30.

The Fiedler Footbridge (closest to Arlington Station) is now open! For more information on how to get to the Hatch Shell, click here.

Event recording notice: By attending this event, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials.

*World premiere

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