A Dazzling New Light Show Is Coming To Hatch Memorial Shell Today!

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A Dazzling New Light Show Is Coming To Hatch Memorial Shell Today!

The multi-sensory show Hatched: Breaking through the Silence will open on Friday, January 22, to celebrate the Esplanade Association’s 20th anniversary.

Sounds like the Hatch Memorial Shell will be hosting a brand new show this month! Organized by the Esplanade Association, Hatched: Breaking through the Silence, will be brightening up the cold winter months with four weeks of dazzling kaleidoscopic lights and brand new musical pieces all performed by local artists.

Designed in honor of the Association’s 20th anniversary by Boston-based composer and creative, Maria Finklemeier, Hatched features 15 minutes of original visual and sound performances created specifically for the 80-year old Hatch Shell Memorial.

Along with her team, Finklemeier has created a dazzling new show that will feature geometric shapes of musical instruments as kaleidoscope pieces, human hands magically tapping, scratching, and creating beats on the surface itself, and colorful animations accentuating the Shell’s Art Deco form and its impressive musical history. Hatched will also feature new pieces composed by Finklemeier and performed by local Boston artists.


Hatched arrives on the Esplanade not only to celebrate the Association’s 20th anniversary but also to provide an “opportunity for underrepresented communities to ‘breakthrough’ and share their skills, vision, and voice” as well as a “public space for joy and optimism in the New Year.”

The socially-distant event will be taking place at the Hatch Memorial Shell starting Friday, January 22, every day from 5 to 9 p.m. until Sunday, February 21. The performances will be taking place every twenty minutes at :00, :20 and :40 and can be viewed on foot along the Esplanade while wearing a mask and maintaining the required social distance, of course.

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[Featured image: Esplanade Association]