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Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" Ninth Symphony
A Free Outdoor Concert to Welcome Back the Arts
Has there ever been a better time for “Ode to Joy” than right now? Join us for this FREE performance at the Hatch Shell on Boston’s Esplanade, presented with H+H’s signature freshness. It’s time to reconnect with friends, family and the music we’ve all missed.
Friday August 27, 2021 at 7:00PM (Rain date: Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 7:00PM)
This concert is free and open to all, no registration required.
47 David G Mugar Way, Boston, MA 02108
There is limited handicapped parking along Beacon Street near Arlington Street thanks to the City of Boston’s Commission for People with Disabilities. There is no parking allowed on Storrow
There is limited handicapped parking along Beacon Street near Arlington Street thanks to the City of Boston’s Commission for People with Disabilities. There is no parking allowed on Storrow Drive.
Scheduling trips with The RIDE
If you are eligible to receive transportation via The RIDE, we strongly suggest making arrangments with The RIDE.
Call: Available daily between 8:30 AM and 5 PM.
From Charles/MGH Red Line Station: The walking distance from the subway station to the Esplanade concert area is just under 1/2 mile, or 2,480 feet. The subway station is accessible and meets State and Federal access standards. The pathway to the concert area however has some issues. The path from the station to the footbridge over Storrow Drive has ramps with slopes that exceed the standards in both length and grade of slope. For some individuals the climb up the bridge could be very difficult. The bridge is 717 feet from Charles Circle to the Esplanade end, 316 feet of which is uphill with grades as much as 10%. There is one level area at the second turn of the ramps on each side. The first turn going up the bridge is not level, the second turn does provide a level space. The distance from the beginning of the bridge to the first level area is 106 feet.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
Mask wearing, physical distancing, and proof of vaccinations will not be required. However, mask wearing for any individual who is not vaccinated is recommended, in accordance with C.D.C. guidelines. Any person who prefers to wear a mask is welcome to do so.