The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate, Charles Ansbacher. The Orchestra is comprised of professional musicians, and is active in the neighborhoods of Boston. The Orchestra is currently led by Music Director and Conductor, Christopher Wilkins in collaboration with the Executive Director and Artistic Administrator, Arthur Rishi. The name of the Orchestra comes from the close connection the Orchestra has to Boston’s public spaces, having performed on the Boston Common, in the Charlestown Navy Yard and at Fenway Park, in addition to public parks, youth centers and under-served neighborhoods throughout the City. In 2007, the Orchestra established a regular summer concert series at the Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade, entertaining a growing audience along the banks of the Charles River on a weekly basis.
The performances of the Orchestra are designed to be approachable, with storylines and visual elements adding context and excitement to the experience. The Orchestra regularly collaborates with other Boston area artists and organizations including Boston Ballet II, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the New England Aquarium. In recent years, the Orchestra has become a leader in promoting accessibility and inclusiveness, and is proud to be a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP Organization, and is the only orchestra to have earned that distinction.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra is part Boston tradition, part Beantown innovation; and has become an essential part of summertime in Boston.
Boston Landmarks Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected characteristic
The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate, Charles Ansbacher. The Orchestra is comprised of professional musicians, and is active in the neighborhoods of Boston. The Orchestra is currently led…