Landmarks Festival Series Finale: "I Have a Dream" 50th Anniversary Concert

Boston Landmarks One-City Choir
New England Spiritual Ensemble
Boston Public Schools

Christopher Wilkins, Conductor
Wednesday, August 28 at 6:30 PM
(Concert starts @7:00pm sharp!)

Rain location: Back Bay Events Center
180 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
For directions to the Back Bay Events Center click here.

For weather alerts: Call [masked] or Text Landmarks to 27138

 

Let's meet for our last evening of classical music on the Esplanade for the summer.

For tonight's finale, the orchestra honors one of the greatest speeches in American history, in a musical tribute to the inspiration and ideals that lie at the heart of Dr. King's dream.  Sharing the stage will be the Boston Landmarks One-City Choir, the
New England Spiritual Ensemble, and singers from the Boston Public Schools. 

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Come out and enjoy the music under the open sky!

(For a list of this summer's concerts, click => here.)

I schedule these events for 6:30pm, so we have a chance to meet and socialize before the concert starts--I have a giant 12'x24' blue tarp I will lay out, and will have my meetup button on.  (I have to get there by 6, or there is no space available for the tarp, so if you want to come earlier, that's fine too.)  Seating space will be first-come-first sit, as it were, and latecomers may have to find their own nearby spot. Be forewarned: The orchestra gets started right at 7pm, so don't be late!


The program for this evening's concert will include:

Three Spirituals from A Child of Our Time (Tippett)

Cry, the Beloved Country (Weill)

Battle Hymn of the Republic (arr. Wilhousky)

'Martin Luther King' from Three Black Kings (Ellington)

I Have a Dream (Hoiby) (sung by tonight's soloist, Philip Lima)

Lincoln Portrait (Copland)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    An excellent program fittingly marking the 50th Anniversary one of the most important communal events in the latter half of the 20th c. in America. Highlights(for me)included that portion of Ellington's "Three Black Kings" specifically dedicated to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Copland's "Lincoln Portrait," accompanied, as it was, by stirring, evocative photographs of our 16th President and his times and legacy, and, at several points throughout the evening, spoken word passages rendered skilfully from many different sources by our own Governor Deval Patrick. My sincere thanks and good wishes to each of the dozen or so members who showed up and "made" the event. Special thanks to Joan, my eager volunteer factotum for the evening, and to the several other ladies who helped me roll up the trusty tarp at the conclusion of things. Please rejoin us when the free Classical music concert season starts up again @ New England Conservatory in the Fall. T/C -Paul K.

    August 30

  • joan g

    It was a powerful finale. Gov. Patrick and the many featured performers were outstanding!!! Thanks to Paul for setting us up. There will be a test of names at our next meetup.

    August 28

  • Andree

    Is there a spot where we should meet?

    August 28

  • Odette Isabella

    darn... I forgot, will be in Canada...

    August 11

  • Odette Isabella

    yeaaaaah!!!!!!!

    1 · August 11

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