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Boston Landmarks Orchestra: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH & AMERICAN ICONS

Presented by Boston Landmarks Orchestra at DCR Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplande, Boston

August 4, 2021

Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Sigourney Cook, soprano
Adrian Anantawan, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

George Gershwin Strike Up the Band Overture
Florence Price
Concert Overture No. 2
William Grant Still
Spirituals: A Medley
Nkeiru Okoye
I am Harriet Tubman, Free Woman
James P. Johnson
Drums
Jules Massenet
Thaïs: Méditation

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony begins with the most famous notes in history. The symphony moves from...

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Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Sigourney Cook, soprano
Adrian Anantawan, violin

Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

George Gershwin Strike Up the Band Overture
Florence Price
Concert Overture No. 2
William Grant Still
Spirituals: A Medley
Nkeiru Okoye
I am Harriet Tubman, Free Woman
James P. Johnson
Drums
Jules Massenet
Thaïs: Méditation

Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony begins with the most famous notes in history. The symphony moves from despair to joy as if tracing a “hero’s journey.” In America, the journey of Black artists has shaped our national sound. American music grew from the spirituals, blues, R&B, and the dance tunes George Gershwin heard in Harlem.

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Dates & times

Wed, Aug 04 @ 7:00 pm

Admission

Free Admission

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