Sometimes, it’s hard to remember that just a decade ago the destruction of Fenway Park seemed inevitable. On Wednesday, as 15,000 people crowded into the beloved sports venue to hear conductor Charles Ansbacher lead the Boston Landmarks Orchestra in the first classical-music program in the ballpark’s history, the permanence of Fenway Park in the fabric of Boston life couldn’t have been more clear.
Using the ballpark to showcase the mass appeal of classical music was an inspired idea, for which both Ansbacher and the
On Wednesday, Beethoven proved to be as comfortable a presence at Fenway as Dustin Pedroia. Too bad the old master can’t step in at second base during Pedroia’s injury.