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
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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