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2019 Media Coverage:

August 23, 2019: Boston Landmarks Orchestra and friends bring season to a lively close (Boston Classical Review)

August 12, 2019: Musically Warning of Climate Change (BMInt)

August 11, 2019: Exploring theatre, nature, space and more, Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Christopher Wilkins talks depth and diversity in free summer concert series (The Sleepless Critic)

August 10, 2019: Placing Amy Beach in Context (BMInt)

August 8, 2019: Mercury Orchestra revives an American gem with Beach’s “Gaelic” symphony (BCR)

August 5, 2019: Beach Storms Esplanade (BMInt)

August 4, 2019: Deep and Profound Among the Charles (BMInt)

August 1, 2019: Irish themes, reimagined in music (Boston Globe)

July 31, 2019: In a rare concert, the return of Amy Beach (Boston Globe)

July 30, 2019: North End Photographer’s Climate Change Photos to be Presented at Annual Green Concert (North End Waterfront News)

July 28, 2019: Spirituals and Showboat on the Deep Charles River (BMInt)

July 25, 2019: A deep look at ‘Show Boat’ with Landmarks Orchestra (Boston Globe)

July 23, 2019: VIDEO: Portraying Race Through Musical Theatre And The Concert Stage in 2019 (WBUR)

July 24, 2019: WCVB

July 18, 2019: Landmarks Orchestra Starts Season July 17 (BNN)

July 18, 2019: Landmarks Orchestra kicks off summer season with space-inspired program (Boston Classical Review)

July 18, 2019: Beacon Hill Civic Association Community Corner (Beacon Hill Times)

July 17, 2019: To Do Today: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Man’s Landing on the Moon with a Free Concert (BU Today)

July 15, 2019: Universe to Center on Hatch Shell Wednesday (BMINT)

July 15, 2019: One giant leap, 50 years on (Boston Globe)

July 15, 2019: Jordan Rich Podcast

July 14, 2019: The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world (Boston Globe)

July 13, 2019: Cómo celebrar los 50 años de la llegada del hombre a la Luna (Muy Interesante)

July 12, 2019: Beacon Hill Civic Association: Evening on the Esplanade, Wednesday, July 17 (Beacon Hill Times)

July 12, 2019: Instrumental Learning (Everett Independent)

July 11, 2019: Boston Public Radio Full Show: 7/11/19 (WGBH)

July 7, 2019: Boston Landmarks Orchestra: A Mission of Public Service (WHRB)

July 5, 2019: How to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing in Boston (Boston Magazine)

July 2, 2019: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Free Summer Concerts (WCRB)

July 1, 2019: Something Old, Something New to Fill Hatch Shell (BMINT)

July 1, 2019: Celebrating 90 Years of Free Concerts at the Hatch Shell (WGBH)

June 6, 2019: Landmarks Orchestra throws a party on the Esplanade (Boston Globe)

May 31, 2019: Sing live with Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s One City Choir at the Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell in Massachusetts in July 2019 (Robb Report Singapore)

May 30, 2019: Summer pleasures: Delightful diversions of the season (Boston Herald)

May 24, 2019: These 6 free concerts will grace the Esplanade this summer (

May 24, 2019: 11 Classical Music Events (And Spots) To Get To This Summer (WBUR Artery)

May 23, 2019: Summer arts preview: 100 hot picks (MetroWest News)

May 21, 2019: 9 best summer classical & jazz concerts in Boston (MetroWest News)

May 16, 2019: Classical picks: Helen of Troy, happy endings, and a horn sonata (Boston Globe)

May 16, 2019: Boston Landmarks Orchestra announces Summer 2019 free concert series (Metro Boston)

May 9, 2019: Boston Landmarks Orchestra announces summer 2019 free concert series at DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell (Sampan)

May 9, 2019: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces Free Summer Concert Series (Broadway World)

2018 Media Coverage:

December 27, 2018: NEMPAC and Boston Landmarks Orchestra Delivers Standing Room only Messiah Concert (Charlestown Patriot-Bridge Newspaper)

December 16, 2018: Never mind the hashtags. In classical music, it’s all about connection (The Boston Globe)

August 30, 2018: Mercury (Orchestra) rises in Boston Landmarks’ muggy summer sendoff (Boston Classical Review)

August 16, 2018: Boston Landmarks Orchestra explores environmental issues in long, sea-faring voyage (Boston Classical Review)

August 15, 2018: Landmarks Orchestra Highlights The Songs of Whales at the Hatch Shell (WBUR/The ARTery)

August 8, 2018: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s world premiere of Stella Sung’s ‘Oceana’ celebrates diversity of human and marine life (SAMPAN)

August 8, 2018: What to Do in Boston in August 2018 (Conde Naste Traveler)

August 4, 2018: Memory and Celebration in Outdoor Requiem (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

August 2, 2018: The marvels of a musical take on ‘Moby Dick’ (The Boston Globe)

August 2, 2018: Wilkins leads Boston Landmarks Orchestra in a sweeping and intense Verdi Requiem (Boston Classical Review)

August 1, 2018: Free Things to Do in Boston, August 2018 (Boston Magazine)

July 30, 2018: Must-Sea Summer Music (The Improper Bostonian)

July 29, 2018: Verdi Wakes the Grateful Dead (Boston Musical Intelligencer)

July 29, 2018: Cohasset native featured soloist at Hatch Shell (Wicked Local)

July 26, 2018: BHCA Members Enjoy Boston Landmarks Orchestra  Summer Concert on the Esplanade (Beacon Hill Times)

July 24, 2018: BU Tanglewood Institute Musicians Go to the Esplanade (BU Today)

July 20, 2018: Heavenly Hatch Programming (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

July 19, 2018: Boston Landmarks Orchestra opens summer season with “The Planets,” world premiere (Boston Classical Review)

July 19, 2018: Psst, Wanna Sing Verdi To An Audience Of 6,000? Boston’s One City Choir Offers Unique Opportunities For Singers… And A Model Other Cities Can Follow (Thrive Global)

July 18, 2018: Music Inspired by the Heavens Tonight on the Esplanade (BU Today)

July 16, 2018: Stars align for Holst’s “The Planets” at the Hatch Shell (

July 16, 2018: Roslindale resident to perform as featured soloist with Boston Landmarks Orchestra (Wicked Local)

July 13, 2018: Pompous, Celestial, Celebratory, and Free (Boston Musical Intelligencer)

July 13, 2018: High 5: Free Events (

July 12, 2018: Meredith Hansen to Appear As Featured Soloist In Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Verdi Requieum (Broadway World)

July 12, 2018: With a collaborative piece for Boston Landmarks Orchestra, ZUMIX students reach for the stars (The Boston Globe)

July 9, 2018:  Celebrate the city every Wednesday at the Hatch Shell (MetroWest Daily News)

July 8, 2018: 5 Fun Things To Do In Boston This Week (Boston Metro)

July 7, 2018: Boston Landmarks Orchestra 2018 Season Begins July 11 (The Boston Sun)

June 29, 2018: Warm-weather fun right here in Massachusetts (The Bay State Banner)

June 28, 2018: BPR’s Summer Concert Roundtable (WGBH)

June 15, 2018: Christopher Wilkins interviewed on Boston Public Radio (audio) (WGBH)

May 18, 2018: Critic’s picks: From Bach to ‘The Barber of Seville,’ 10 can’t-miss classical events (The Boston Globe)

May 1, 2018: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2018 Free Summer Concerts (Broadway World)

2017 Media Coverage:

October 16, 2017:  Boston Landmarks Orchestra Gala raises money for free summer concerts (The Boston Globe)

August 10, 2017: New music builds bridges with populist flair at Boston Landmarks concert (Boston Classical Review)

August 5, 2017: Beethoven by the people, for the people, with Landmarks Orchestra (The Boston Globe)

August 4, 2017: Wilkins, Boston Landmarks Orchestra bring drama and insight to Beethoven program (Boston Classical Review)

August 4, 2017: Landmarks Hatches Beethoven (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

August 3, 2017: In Boston — Last Night Thunder; Tonight Beethoven’s 9th (Huffington Post)

July 30, 2017: The Redeeming Ninth (Christopher Wilkins/The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

July 28, 2017: Bostonians Sing Beethoven 9th For Friends And Family on the Esplanade (Huffington Post)

July 28, 2017: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Performs on the Esplanade (Beacon Hill Times)

July 27, 2017: A Concert on the Esplanade Lawn (The Boston Day Book)

July 20, 2017: Boston Landmarks Orchestra opens season in style with music for a summer evening (Boston Classical Review)

July 20, 2017: Landmarks Launches 11th Season with a Mix (Christopher Wilkins/The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

July 20, 2017: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Returns to Hatch Shell with Free Concerts (Charlestown Patriot-Bridge)

July 19, 2017: Opening Night (WCVB) (video)

July 19, 2017: A “gentle rebel from the Back Bay” comes home with Boston Landmarks Orchestra (The Boston Globe)

July 19, 2017: Music for a Summer Evening (BU Today)

July 19, 2017: Catch The Landmarks Orchestra at the Hatch Shell Tonight…Because the Weather’s Permitting (Huffington Post)

July 17, 2017: An Opera And An Orchestra: You Don’t Have to Leave Boston for Summer Music (WBUR/The Artery)

July 17, 2017: This Esplanade Orchestra Eschews Pop (The Boston Musical Intelligencer)

July 17, 2017: High 5: Free Events (

July 13, 2017: WCVB Channel 5 Joins Boston Landmarks Orchestra as Media Partner of the 2017 Summer Concert Series on the Esplanade (

July 10, 2017: New Season for Landmarks Orchestra (Boston Neighborhood News) (video)

May 31, 2017: 14 Summer Spots to Take in Classical Music (WBUR/The ARTery)

May 19, 2017: Should I Stay or Should I Go? (The Improper Bostonian)

May 4, 2017: Music At The Hatch Shell: Boston’s Fabled Landmarks Orchestra Announces Summer Series (Huffington Post)

May 1, 2017: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2017 Free Summer Concerts (Broadway World)

March 2, 2017:  42 essential arts events you won’t want to miss this spring and summer (The Boston Globe)


2016 Media Coverage:

October 14, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Gala (The Improper Bostonian)

October 4, 2016: Love, Music and Passion: Perfection At Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Gala Celebration

October 3, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Gala (The Boston Globe)

September 23, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s 15th Anniversary Gala (Haute Living)

September 1, 2016: Landmarks Orchestra ends season on a high note

September 1, 2016: Chance of a lifetime

August 25, 2016: Restoring a Classic Broadway Score

August 24, 2016: The Boys from Syracuse to Receive Free Concert Performance in Boston

August 18, 2016: Dance is the thing at fizzing Boston Landmarks Orchestra concert

August 17, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra and CSC Present Rodgers and Hart’s THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE

August 17, 2016: Meet Jo Frances Meyer and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra

August 16, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Perform at ICA/Boston This Week for ‘Free Fun Fridays’

August 12, 2016: Landmarks and friends, dancing beneath the meteors

August 12, 2016: From Grieg to Grau, Boston Landmarks Orchestra offers a lively, colorful panorama

August 12, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Putting on Free Summertime Concerts

August 10, 2016: Free Concert of Classics Tonight at Hatch Shell

August 11, 2016: Free Summertime Concerts (NECN Center Stage video)

August 6, 2016: Landmarks “Lollapalooza” Makes Inevitable Feature

July 26, 2016: Verdi’s Anvil, Wagner’s Valkyries and Everyman’s Chorus

July 23, 2016: Pictures and Music at Boston Landmarks Orchestra Exhibition

July 21, 2016: Here and There – Classical Music News – Boston Landmarks Orchestra

July 21, 2016: Landmarks Orchestra program explores visual art in music

July 20, 2016: “Pictures at an Exhibition” – Boston Landmarks Orchestra Preview (Norman Rockwell Museum) (video)

July 14, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra opens summer season with birds, brass and bucolics

July 13, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Opens Season

July 11, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Free Summer Concerts on the DCR Hatch Shell

July 8, 2016: Landmarks Orchestra Starts New Season

July 8, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Goes All-Natural

July 8, 2016: The Ticket: Classical music

July 6, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra looks to collaborations to expand audience

July 1, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Concerts at DCR’s Hatch Shell

June 1, 2016: 8 Classical Music Festivals For A Festive Summer

May 23, 2016: Summer as a verb

May 13, 2016: Critic’s picks: Classical music

May 12, 2016: SUMMER CLASSICAL MUSIC PREVIEW: A season chock full of high notes

April 27, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Summer 2016 Concerts at the Hatch Shell

April 27, 2016: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Announces 2016 Summer Season


2015 Media Coverage:

September 17, 2015: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Fay Chandler Salute

September 3, 2015: Finding Fay Festival: Free Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concert at the Sanders Theatre

August 29, 2015: “A Most Rare Vision” in Esplanade Dream

August 27, 2015: Commonwealth and Landmarks share ‘Dream’ at Esplanade

August 21, 2015: Boston Landmarks Orchestra feels the beat by the Charles

August 20, 2015: Boston Landmarks Orchestra offers a world premiere and a glass concerto half full

August 18, 2015: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Serves Up Italian Favorites

August 13, 2015: Landmarks tells bedtime stories on the Esplanade

August 7, 2015: The ticket: classical music

August 7, 2015: 2015 Charles Ansbacher Music for All Award to be Presented at Boston Landmarks Concert

August 7, 2015: Landmarks Orchestra plays all-Italian on the Esplanade

August 4, 2015: SOUNDS AROUND TOWN: Free music all over Boston in August

July 28, 2015: NEMPAC Children’s Choir to Sing at Italian Night with Landmarks Orchestra, August 5th

July 28, 2015: Grit, guts needed to follow in this dancer’s footsteps

July 23, 2015: Boston Landmarks Orchestra lights up the Esplanade with Latin fare

July 23, 2015: WCVB TV Channel 5 Fiesta Sinfonica Live Shot at the Hatch (video)

July 22, 2015: A Little Night Music

July 17, 2015: Landmarks Orchestra enlists ‘Pavarotti of whales’

July 16, 2015: Stormy weather no problem for Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s sea-tossed opener

July 15, 2015: Free Classical Music Concerts on the Charles

July 14, 2015: “Rhapsody in Green” Opens Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s 15th Season

July 14, 2015: A ‘Synergy Of Sight And Sound,’ Boston Landmarks Orchestra Gives More Than Free Concerts

July 12, 2015: Young Weymouth conductor wields the baton with Boston Landmarks Orchestra

July 11, 2015: The ticket: Classical music

July 11, 2015: Feasts and festivals abound as Boston plunges into summer

July 9, 2015: BNN News Interviews Christopher Wilkins, Boston Landmarks Orchestra (video)

July 5, 2015: Beantown offers more than history

July 2, 2015: Best outdoor music in and around Boston this summer

June 22, 2015: Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s Free Summer Concerts at DCR Hatch Shell

June 18, 2015: BHCA and BHV to Host Annual Evening on Esplanade

June 4, 2015: Kristo Kondakci Named Assistant Conductor of Boston Landmarks Orchestra

June 3, 2015: Boston Landmarks Orchestra to Offer Free Concerts This Summer

June 2, 2015: Classical Performances Worth the Drive This Summer

January 7, 2015 Jo Frances Meyer Named ED at the Boston Landmarks Orchestra


2014 Media Coverage:

December 8, 2014 Boston Landmarks Orchestra Welcomes New Executive Director

December 8, 2014 Boston Landmarks Orchestra gets new executive director

August 29, 2014 Landmarks salutes the flag succinctly at the Hatch Shell

August 22, 2014 Landmarks goes green at the Hatch Shell

August 15, 2014 Landmarks explores American-made music with spiritual roots

August 9, 2014 Dett finds the roots of an American classical style

July 25, 2014 Landmarks belatedly opens season with Latin sizzle

July 19, 2014 For summer music, time to head outdoors

July 19, 2014 4 Your Community: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Free Shows (video)

July 18, 2014 Weather forces Boston Landmarks Orchestra to improvise

July 14, 2014 By the River Again

July 11, 2014 Christopher Wilkins interviewed on WGBH’s Open Studio with Jared Bowen (video)

July 10, 2014 Christopher Wilkins interviewed by Christopher Lovett on Boston Neighborhood Network News (video)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concerts Selected as a Great Boston Date

June 19, 2014 Boston Landmarks Orchestra celebrates ‘Smoki’ Bacon

June 4, 2014 6 Classy and Classical Venues That Make For A Sensual Summer