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MLK Day Reinforces Landmarks Mission

January 23, 2013

MLK

Martin Luther King Jr. was a visionary leader who made the fight for equality his life’s work. We’ve come a long way since the days of Dr. King. As we remember his life and his work it is compelling to ask the question highlighted above, “What are you doing for others?

Reflecting on the work of the Landmarks Orchestra, we find many of the same values represented in our mission to promote equal access to the arts and our work to provide valuable services to everyone in our community. From our Notes in the Neighborhoods program to our Breaking Down Barriers initiative, Landmarks strives to ensure that ALL people from ALL neighborhoods of Boston have an opportunity to enjoy great cultural events.

For the webLast year, we held a special program at Carroll Center for the Blind where we provided braille maps for the children as we took them on a musical journey through the countries of the Caribbean. Similar events were held at other locations throughout Greater Boston as part of Viajes, a musical program held in conjunction with a work we commissioned last year.

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This year we hope to expand our programming even furthur. It is the goal and vision of our Music Director, Christopher Wilkins to have a presence in all twenty of Boston’s neighborhoods by the year 2020. It is, as he calls it, a 20/20 vision for the future of the orchestra.

“If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.” 
― Martin Luther King Jr.

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