To Do Today: Boston Landmarks Orchestra Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of Man’s Landing on the Moon with a Free Concert
What? The Boston Landmarks Orchestra teams up with the Museum of Science to host the opening concert in its annual free summer concert series, Symphonic Space Odyssey: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
When? Wednesday, July 17, at 7 pm
Where? Hatch Memorial Shell, 47 David G. Mugar Way, Boston—see Note below
How much? Free
Why should I go? Three days before the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s historic walk on the moon, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra commemorates the historic occasion with the opening concert in its annual free summer concert series, pairing special visuals produced by the Museum of Science Hayden Planetarium with symphonic music inspired by the moon and outer space, to celebrate the Apollo 11 mission and humanity’s fascination with our outer limits. The concert will include Pulitzer-winning composer John Adams’ rollicking Short Ride in a Fast Machine, excerpts from the film scores for 2001: A Space Odyssey and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Leroy Anderson’s Summer Skies, composed for Arthur Fiedler (Hon.’51) and the Boston Pops, and more. The concert will be led by Landmarks director Christopher Wilkins. Arrive early for a prelude concert at 6:20 pm by BU Tanglewood Institute’s Young Artists Wind Ensemble program musicians, whose performance will include a work by BUTI alum and visiting artist Valerie Coleman (CFA’95).
Note: Because of the forecast of thunderstorms and heavy rain, the concert has been moved to the New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, 30 Gainsborough St., Boston. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Doors open at 6 pm.