The Boston Landmarks Orchestra was founded in 2001 by conductor and community advocate Charles Ansbacher. The orchestra is comprised of many of the area's finest professional musicians. In recent years, the orchestra has become a leader in promoting accessibility and inclusiveness. Our Breaking Down Barriers initiative—serving the blind, deaf, hard of hearing, and those limited in mobility—has earned the UP Designation from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The Landmarks Orchestra is one of only 11 organizations to have earned that distinction so far.