Drums Along the Charles
August 19 at 7:00pm (rain date: Thursday, August 20 at 7:00pm)
DCR’s Hatch Shell
Boston Landmarks Orchestra | Christopher Wilkins, conductor
The Esplanade resounds with rhythms and dances of many ages and cultures. The Swordfishers features replicas of ancient stone instruments fashioned by a New England culture that thrived thousands of years ago. The Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists marks the orchestra’s first performance of music by Philip Glass, one of America’s most influential composers. Rachmaninoff’s final work—the brilliant and rhapsodic Symphonic Dances—caps the night.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
Yawkey Club of Roxbury
Jeffrey Fischer, Robert Schulz, timpanists
Aram Khachaturian – Sabre Dance from Gayane
Donald Krishnaswami – The Swordfishers (World Premiere)
Philip Glass – Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists (New England Premiere)
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Symphonic Dances
Inspired by the musical connection of people, place, and culture, Boston Landmarks Orchestra will present free concerts at the DCR’s Hatch Shell every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. through August 26, 2015. For more information, please visit landmarksorchestra.org.
Photo courtesy Michael Dwyer
Event Location: DCR Hatch Shell
1 David G Mugar Way, Boston, 02114