Plymouth 400 Concert Series

The Plymouth Concert Series is a year-long commemoration that will highlight the cultural contributions and American traditions that began with the interaction of the Wampanoag and English peoples; a story that significantly shaped the building of America. In partnership with the official Plymouth 400 Anniversary, the concert series offers a more memorable musical, cultural and educational experience for recommended ensembles (both instrumental and vocal) to perform in different venues in the most historic cities and celebrate the founding, history, and institutions of the United States!

 

By American standards, Boston is old! You can walk cobbled streets lit by gas lamps and visit sites integral to the American Revolution. By day, see a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party or a game by the Red Sox, and at night attend a concert by the Boston Symphony or the Pops. Retrace Revere’s ride to Concord and Lexington, or go to Salem to visit the House of Seven Gables and the Witch Museum.

 

From its celebrated symbols of patriotism to its undiscovered neighborhoods, the sights and sounds of the nation’s revolutionary birthplace inspire millions of visitors every year. Packed with famous sights, free attractions, and an endless calendar of special events, Boston offers year-round inspiring experiences.

 

Imagine your group performing at Quincy Marketplace, learning in a workshop at the New England Conservatory, Harvard, Berklee School of Music, or at Symphony Hall, participating in a service at historic Old North Church, playing pierside at the U.S.S. Constitution, or entertaining the lunch crowd at Copley Square. Make our own music history with a performance next to the historic Mayflower at Pilgrim Memorial State Park or at Plimoth Plantation with a stunning backdrop of the 17th-Century English Village and Cape Cod Bay. Perhaps your musicians would enjoy an impromptu recital at the John F. Kennedy Museum or on the Grand Staircase of the Massachusetts State House.

 

The Plymouth 400 Concert Series can make these possible for your performing ensemble! Participating groups are chosen on the basis of recommendation from state and national music educators, governors’ and senators’ offices and by audition. Selected groups perform in prestigious venues with maximum audience potential.

Our Boston trip was awesome. We had delightful weather, a terrific tour guide, excellent hotel, and great places to explore. We were thrilled with our clinic with Jonathan McPhee, the Music Director of the Boston Ballet - he was remarkable. And the Boston Harbor Cruise was fantastic! Thank you again for all of your work on our behalf. The trip was excellent!

Gail Posey Eastern
Regional High School Voorhees, NJ

Sample Itinerary

  • Afternoon arrival in Boston
  • Meet your Tour Manager who will be with you for your entire stay in Boston
  • Narrated riding tour of Boston including sites along the Freedom Trail and tour of Boston’s neighborhoods, including Cambridge and a stop at Harvard University
  • Independent walking tour of the Freedom Trail to include Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Paul Revere’s House, and the Old North Church
  • Check-in to the hotel
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Morning sightseeing includes a guided tour of Lexington and Concord, battle sites of the Revolutionary War
  • Performance or clinic as part of the Plymouth 400 Concert Series
  • Lunch, on own
  • Visit the north shore of Boston to the town of Salem, infamous as the site of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692
  • Admission the House of Seven Gables
  • Weather and time permitting, take a stroll along the Salem waterfront
  • Dinner at The Gloucester House Restaurant in Gloucester, Massachusetts
  • Return to Boston hotel
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Board your coach for Plymouth, stopping at Plymouth Rock for a photo opportunity of this Colonialist landing site. Climb aboard Mayflower II to get a first-hand look at the hardships that our forefathers endured on their journey to the New World.
  • Visit Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum
  • Lunch, on own
  • Performance as part of the Plymouth 400 Concert Series
  • Quincy Market dinner at Cheers, Durgin Park, or other
    OPTIONAL: Broadway-type show and/or Boston Harbor Cruise (additional cost)
  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Visit the J.F.K. Library and Museum
  • Lunch, on own
  • Visit to the Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution “Old Ironsides”
  • Late afternoon departure for home

This is a very flexible itinerary. Except for confirmed appointments and performances, the places of interest and the sequence of sightseeing might be changed if necessary or desirable. This itinerary will also allow your ensemble to include other musical activities while in our Nation’s Revolutionary birthplace, including attending a Broadway-type show, a Boston Harbor Cruise, or attending a Boston Symphony Performance. In the event of an unavoidable conflict in the performance and the sightseeing schedule, the concert schedule will prevail, and it may be necessary to exclude some sightseeing activities.

 

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