The Boston Landmarks Orchestra is holding a free Dance Carnival at the Hatch Shell on the Charles River Esplanade at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, featuring musical works by some of the world’s leading composers, from Strauss to Copland.
Among the highlights of the festival is Leroy Anderson’s Irish Suite: The Girl I Left Behind Me and Irish Washerwoman, which is being performed by one of the premier schools of Irish dance in
USA, the HarneyAcademy of Irish Dance. Founded in 1990
by Liam Harney, a two-time World Champion, the Irish stepdancers in the academy have won numerous national and international competitions, including at the World Irish Championships in Glasgow in 2016.