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March 28, 2021 | Boston Symphony Hall

Join instrumental ensembles from across the country to perform on the Boston Symphony Hall stage in front of an enthusiastic audience celebrating the national and musical history in Boston!

about the festival

Music Celebrations International is pleased to produce the Boston Instrumental Festival taking place March 28, 2021 in the iconic Boston Symphony Hall. Few cities in the United States rival the historical and musical significance of Boston.

By American standards, Boston is old! You can walk cobbled streets lit by gas lamps and visit sites integral to the American Revolution. This is the city of Paul Revere, Sam Adams, John Hancock and Elizabeth “Mother” Goose. 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. Have a memorable seafood dinner in historic Gloucester or Rockport on Cape Ann.

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.

In addition to its historic significance, Boston was also home to the Second New England School, made up of six composers whose music embodies American Classical music.

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Sample itinerary

Day One: Friday, March 26, 2021

  • Afternoon arrival in Boston
  • Meet your Tour Manager who will be with you for your entire stay in Boston
  • Excursion to Plymouth, stopping at Plymouth Rock for a photo opportunity of this Colonialist landing site. Admission is included to Plimoth Plantation, a living history museum
  • Return to Boston and check-in to the hotel
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Return to the hotel for overnight

Day Two: Saturday, March 27

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Independent walking tour of the Freedom Trail to include Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, Paul Revere’s House, and the Old North Church
  • Lunch, on own
  • Self-guided tour of Bunker Hill Monument and the USS Constitution, “Old Ironsides”
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Return to the hotel for overnight


Day Three: Sunday, March 28

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Narrated riding tour of Boston including a tour of Boston’s neighborhoods, Cambridge and a stop at Harvard University
  • Morning sound check at Symphony Hall as part of the Boston Instrumental Festival
  • Lunch, on own
  • Festival Performance at Symphony Hall as part of the Boston Instrumental Festival
  • Dinner at a local restaurant
  • Return to the hotel for overnight


Day Four: Monday, March 29

  • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
  • Time for last-minute sightseeing and shopping
    Depart for home

The Boston Six

John Knowles Paine
One of the first American born composers to achieve fame for large scale orchestra works

Arthur Foote
The first American composer to be trained entirely in the United States

George Chadwick
One of the first composers to be recognized as responsible for the first significant body of concert works by composers from the United States

Amy Beach
First succesful American female composer of large scale art music. Her “Gaelic Symphony” was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 1886

Edward MacDowell
One of the first 7 Americans to be honored by membership in the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Horatio Parker
Charles Ives teacher, he was an organist at Trinity Church and graduated of Cambridge

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