Since 2001, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra has brought together diverse communities of Boston through the common language of music. Its civic mission of inclusiveness distinguishes it from other performing arts ensembles in the city.
Made up of some of Boston’s most accomplished professional musicians, the orchestra presents free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch Shell along the Esplanade adjacent to the Charles River. It also offers family concerts and educational programs at no cost in the neighborhoods of Greater Boston. More than 50,000 people attended Landmarks events in 2013.
Collaborating with arts, cultural, education and social service organizations, the orchestra seeks to ensure that great music is available to audiences across ethnic, economic and cultural boundaries. It makes special efforts to bridge the limits that have traditionally provided barriers for people with disabilities.