Boston Festival Orchestra
- Steven Ledbetter
Touring orchestra. It was founded in Boston in 1889 and was managed throughout its existence by George W. Stewart, a trombonist in the Boston SO; its purpose was to provide accompaniment for choirs at festivals and community events in places where orchestral resources were lacking. Generally numbering between 50 and 60 players, the ensemble specialized in oratorios and other standard festival fare. From ...