Summer Concerts at Longfellow House
Home to 19th century poet, Henry W. Longfellow, and headquarters for General George Washington during the Siege of Boston, July 1775 – April 1776, the Longfellow House bore witness to many significant events. The first use in the United States of anesthesia for childbirth was administered to Fanny Longfellow at the house. Famous literary figures such as Charles Dickens and Nathaniel Hawthorne were visitors, as were politicians, actors, musicians, and others. Hear Berklee artists continuing on this artistic tradition on Sunday afternoons at Longfellow House–Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site. (View Map)
Check out some of the great shows that have been part of the Summer in the City series in prior years.
Emily Gelineau, a native of Perth, Australia, is an accomplished violinist in the classical, jazz, and contemporary idioms. She studies performance and film scoring at Berklee College of Music.
Mestiza is a female group specializing in a fusion of flamenco, Latin, and jazz genres, with an extended repertoire of covers and originals.
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Camilo Velez seeks to fuse the rhythms and enchanting melodies of the Andes Mountains with jazz and funk.
Emily Gelineau, 18, is an accomplished violinist in the classical, jazz, and contemporary idioms. The native of Perth, Australia, studies performance and film scoring at Berklee College of Music.
Fingerstyle guitarist Brooks Robertson doesn’t need much more than two thumbs, eight fingers, and six strings on a wooden box to carry listeners away. He utilizes superb technical ability to play bass, rhythm, and melody simultaneously and surpass the borders of conventional genres.
Orlando Latorre is a jazz trumpet player, singer, arranger, composer, and producer. Raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico, he began playing trumpet at the Instituto de Música Juan Morel Campos at age 11.
The Tree That Falls is an acoustic duet featuring cellist Cristobal Cruz-Garcia and guitarist John Shafer. Established in early 2016, the duo incorporates the modern fingerstyle technique for guitar and cello while taking influence from a wide variety of world styles and genres.
Sam Robbins is a New England-based Americana/country singer-songwriter.
Currently in her second year of study at Boston Conservatory at Berklee, soprano Haley Bryant will present an afternoon of songs and arias performed by her and fellow Boston Conservatory at Berklee students.
Musician and singer Gerson Eguiguren, from Quito, Ecuador, is also a violinist, violist, and pianist.
Gordon Neidinger is a mandolinist, composer, and producer hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, now living in Brooklyn, New York.
Kenyan singer Lisa Akech Oduor-Noah performs. She hopes that, through her music, she can tell stories of hope and love, and be an agent of healing and restoration to a world in desperate need of love and light.
With a career spanning over 12 years, Elvin Rodriguez is a guitarist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Diego Herrera's music is a mix of jazz and world music that brings to life the happy sounds of his homeland, Colombia.
Simon Fagerstedt, a bassist and composer from Sweden, performs.
Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Belinda performs original songs that aim to reflect the beauty found in chaos.
Honeysuckle, a psychedelic folk trio, performs.
Dear June, a country folk duo from Boston, performs a blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics.
The Wiles, formerly known as Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke, perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style.
The Lonely Heartstring band is a five-peice bluegrass instrumentation band from Boston that plays original acoustic music and traditional bluegrass with mastery.