Orchestra Brings Classical to Non-Classical Spaces | WBUR

Orchestra Brings Classical to Non-Classical Spaces | WBUR.

The Philadelphia Orchestra used to perform in high school auditoriums all over the Philly area. Now, most orchestras only play in their hall, and the audience must come to them. Why not some of both? Perform in dozens of more local venues to bring affordable good classical music to those who may not wish to make the effort to go "downtown".

Boy. I'd like to be known as a "peripatetic paragon of hyper-local celebrations of classical music". Sound like a futuristic music director.

The podcast interview with Charles Anbacher is linked above. Excerpts of background information follows:

Founded in 2001, the Landmarks Orchestra is the brainchild of the passionate, peripatetic conductor, Charles Ansbacher. The maestro has conducted orchestras from Azerbaijian to Bosnia, Croatia, South Africa, Moldova and Vietnam.

Upon moving to Boston, Ansbacher wondered, If he could bring music to Sarajevo, why couldn’t he do the same in Roxbury, Dorchester or Charlestown? For the past nine years, the Landmarks Orchestra has performed in spaces as unorthodox as the Charlestown Naval Yard to a station of the MBTA.

Ansbacher joins us in a conversation about how the globally-renowned conductor has become the paragon of hyper-local celebrations of classical music.

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