Neighborhood Programs

Our programs are made possible by the financial generosity of individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra believes in breaking down barriers for all people. We are proud to be a Mass. Cultural Council UP Organization.

Generously sponsored by

Free for All Concert Fund

Neighborhood Programs

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is proud to present music education programs and family concerts throughout Boston’s diverse neighborhoods! Through these concerts and programs, we aim to engage the hearts and minds of young people and adults within our community.

We are committed to providing musical experiences to under-served youth. Therefore, among the many programs we provide are interactive activities that expose young people to live music. These experiences help them learn valuable listening, performance, and comprehension skills. They also help young people discover their love of music and foster a lifelong appreciation of the arts.

Musical Playgrounds and Neighborhood Concerts

Through our Community Engagement Program, children have been able to participate in our free and exciting Musical Playgrounds! Our Musical Playgrounds give children (and adults) the opportunity to try out a variety of orchestral instruments led by a team of trained Community Engagement staff and musicians. For example, some of our instruments on hand include trombones, violins, cellos, clarinets, violas, flutes, trumpets, and more! Many of these Playgrounds take place at our partner youth centers, but you can always experience our biggest Musical Playground during our annual Season Tune-Up Party each summer. As a result, we provide about 600 children (and children at heart!) in the Greater Boston area this educational opportunity each year.

Including our interactive Musical Playgrounds, Landmarks presents community concerts in parks and other outdoor locations around the neighborhoods of Boston each summer. Locations for our neighborhood concerts have included the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park, Mattapan Teen Center, Pinebank Promontory in Jamaica Plain, and Boston Children’s Museum. Where will we go to next?

Youth Partners in Concert

At Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s beloved summer concert series over the years, our youth partners have had many exciting experiences! For instance, they have collaborated with professional composers in the creation and performance of new works. Plus, they have explored the roots of music with their own cultures, and also performed alongside some of Boston’s finest professional musicians onstage at the Hatch Shell. Recent young people who have shared the stage with us include ZUMIX, Boston Ballet II, Camp Harbor View, and more!

“The partnership that Camp Harbor View has with Boston Landmarks Orchestra is our mission statement in action. Camp Harbor View is all about exposing our campers to opportunities they may have never been able to experience. Boston Landmarks Orchestra brings their music and dance to life. Our campers in music club not only have the opportunity to create music, but to also perform it live at the Hatch Shell. The dancers in dance club felt like celebrities when, on their first day at dance, they were filmed for the show at the end of the summer. The video and lights component added this year took their performance to the next level.”
– Jillian Martin, Camp Administrator for Camp Harbor View