Mercury Orchestra
Mercury Orchestra in concert


REVIEW: Mercury Orchestra revives an American gem with Beach’s “Gaelic” symphony —Boston Classical Review

PREVIEW: Beach Storms Esplanade —Boston Musical Intelligencer

PREVIEW: In a rare concert, the return of Amy Beach —Boston Globe

PREVIEW: Irish themes, reimagined in music —Boston Globe

REVIEW: Mercury Ascendant —Boston Musical Intelligencer

REVIEW: Mercury (Orchestra) rises in Boston Landmarks’ muggy summer sendoff—Boston Classical Review

REVIEW: Mercury Meets Its Challenges —Boston Musical Intelligencer

REVIEW: Mercury Beats Heat —Boston Musical Intelligencer

REVIEW: Playing Passionately with Mercury—The Boston Musical Intelligencer
REVIEW: Playing Passionately with Mercury—The Boston Musical Intelligencer

REVIEW: Mercury Orchestra at Sanders Theatre: A radiant Mahler —Boston Concert Reviews

REVIEW: Mercury Orchestra Plays Like a Pro—The Boston Musical Intelligencer

When summer comes, Mercury Orchestra rises up —Cambridge Day

REVIEW: Mercury Orchestra a Marvel in Mahler 6 —The Boston Musical Intelligencer

Mercury Orchestra profiled in The Boston Globe’s “Classical Notes”

Channing Yu wins 2010 American Prize in Orchestral Conducting

Mercury Orchestra is selected as the national winner of the 2010 American Prize in Orchestral Performance

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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 2021 . 7:00 pm

7:00pm Longwood Symphony Orchestra
Ronald Feldman, conductor
Ala Jojatu, violin, and Maria Jojatu, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
BACH Concerto for Two Violins in D Minor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D, op. 36
Mercury Orchestra
Channing Yu, conductor

COPLAND El salón México

The Mercury Orchestra returns to the stage with a FREE concert at DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell on the Charles River Esplanade in partnership with our colleagues from the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.

Long, long before there was videoconferencing, composers used music to deliver sensations and stories from other worlds, real and imagined. The Mercury Orchestra recreates the jarringly different styles of dancers of various social classes, all crowded together in the popular Mexico City dance hall El Salón México, as illustrated by Aaron Copland. Meanwhile, Scheherazade must tell Middle Eastern folk stories—of a sultan, prince and princess, sea adventures—so vividly and compellingly that she may escape death, in Rimsky-Korsakov’s lustrous, spectacular suite based on Arabian Nights (One Thousand and One Nights).

This concert is hosted by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade
Boston, MA

FREE ADMISSION . No tickets required
Rain date: Thursday, August 19, 2021

Attending a Hatch Shell Concert

More about the Mercury Orchestra in:

Cambridge Day

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Boston Globe and

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