BLO at the Hatch Shell

The summer season is quickly winding down as Labor Day approaches.

However, there are still many outdoor activities that are available.

One that we would recommend is the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (BLO) performance this Wednesday night at the Hatch Shell.

Attending last week’s performance of Kiss Me, Kate was a great way to spend a summer night out.  The weather was perfect as more than 8,000 people with chairs and blankets gathered in front of the Hatch Shell to hear some great Cole Porter songs.

The Wednesday night show that is the season finale will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s speech “I Have a Dream” and the March on Washington.  The concert will feature Boston Landmarks Orchestra’s One City Choir, the New England Spiritual Ensemble, Back Bay Chorale and Governor Deval Patrick narrating Copland’s Lincoln Portrait.

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by the late Charles Ansbacher with a mission to perform free summer concerts in Boston area locations.  Performing the free concerts throughout the summer, the BLO is recognized as a national leader in eliminating barriers to access, including those of cost, location, disability and racial and cultural divides.

Listening to the music last week and seeing the diverse crowding in attendance makes one realize the power of music that crosses all lines that divide our society.

Boston is fortunate to have so much to offer and the BLO is definitely an organization that helps make Boston one of the most enjoyable places to live.

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