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Announcing our 2020 season!

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July 15, 2020 at 7:00-8:00pm ET (Live Stream)
Simple Gifts

*ASL version will be released at a later date*

Boston Landmarks Orchestra |
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Hosted by Emmett G. Price III, Landmarks Orchestra Board of Advisors Member

Scott Joplin Treemonisha Overture, arr. Richard Benjamin
Aaron Copland Quiet City
Valerie Coleman Umoja
Jeff Scott Startin’ Sumthin’
Aaron Copland Appalachian Spring Suite (original version)

 

Two beloved works by composers from very different backgrounds—both unmistakably American—highlight the opening concert: Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha. The Americanness of these pieces comes from their fusion of New World tunes with classical style, and the vigor of their rooted-in-the-soil dance rhythms. Recent creations by two Black artists now at the forefront of American musical life, Valerie Coleman and Jeff Scott, swing with euphoric energy in the tradition of American eclecticism.

Christopher Wilkins will lead a digital Interlude talk about Appalachian Spring Suite on July 8, 7pm to 8pm ET.

American Sign Language icon  American Sign Language (ASL) Team

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July 29, 2020 at 7:00-8:00pm ET (Streaming Video)
Dances and Delights

*ASL version will be released at a later date*

Boston Landmarks Orchestra |
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Hosted by journalist Janet Wu
In partnership with Castle of Our Skins

Gabriela Díazviolin

Aldemaro Romero Fuga con Pajarillo
David Baker Roots II: Boogie Woogie
Florence Price ‘Clementine’ and ‘Shortnin’ Bread’ from Five Folksongs in Counterpoint 
Michael Abels Delights and Dances
Astor Piazzolla ‘Spring’ and ‘Summer’ from The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, arr. Leonid Desyatnikov

 

Landmarks’ dance concerts always incorporate music of many cultures, reflecting the extraordinary diversity of today’s Boston. Black and Latinx composers—contributors to the classical concert tradition for centuries—have played a central role in defining the essential sound of American music. Special guests Castle of our Skins and violinist Gabriela Díaz bring virtuosity and vitality to several heart-pounding works of the Americas.

American Sign Language icon  American Sign Language (ASL) Team

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