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, 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.