Summer Concerts at Longfellow House

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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)

Brooks Robertson

Sunday / July 22, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

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.

Admission: Free

Emily Gelineau

Sunday / August 5, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

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.

Admission: Free

Past Events

Check out some of the great shows that have been part of the Summer in the City series in prior years.

Orlando Latorre

Sunday / July 8, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

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.

Admission: Free

The Tree That Falls

Sunday / June 24, 2018 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

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.

Admission: Free

Sam Robbins

Sunday / August 6, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Sam Robbins is a New England-based Americana/country singer-songwriter.

Admission: Free

Haley Bryant

Sunday / July 23, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

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. 

Admission: Free