Summer Concerts at Longfellow House

E.g., 2020-10-28
E.g., 2020-10-28

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)

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Past Events

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

Emily Gelineau

Sunday / September 8, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

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.

Admission: Free

Mestiza

Sunday / July 28, 2019 / 1:30 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Mestiza is a female group specializing in a fusion of flamenco, Latin, and jazz genres, with an extended repertoire of covers and originals.

Admission: Free

Camilo Velez

Sunday / July 14, 2019 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Camilo Velez seeks to fuse the rhythms and enchanting melodies of the Andes Mountains with jazz and funk.

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

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

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

Gerson Eguiguren

Sunday / July 9, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Musician and singer Gerson Eguiguren, from Quito, Ecuador, is also a violinist, violist, and pianist.

Admission: Free

Gordon Neidinger

Sunday / June 25, 2017 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Gordon Neidinger is a mandolinist, composer, and producer hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, now living in Brooklyn, New York. 

Admission: Free

Lisa Noah

Sunday / August 14, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

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.

Admission: Free

Elvin Rodriguez

Sunday / July 31, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

With a career spanning over 12 years, Elvin Rodriguez is a guitarist and composer from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Admission: Free

Diego Herrera

Sunday / July 17, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Diego Herrera's music is a mix of jazz and world music that brings to life the happy sounds of his homeland, Colombia.

Admission: Free

Simon Fagerstedt

Sunday / July 3, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Simon Fagerstedt, a bassist and composer from Sweden, performs.

Admission: Free

Belinda

Sunday / June 19, 2016 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer Belinda performs original songs that aim to reflect the beauty found in chaos.

Admission: Free

Honeysuckle

Sunday / August 2, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Honeysuckle, a psychedelic folk trio, performs.

Admission: Free

Dear June

Sunday / July 19, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

Dear June, a country folk duo from Boston, performs a blend of unique harmonies and compelling lyrics.

Admission: Free

The Wiles

Sunday / July 5, 2015 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138, United States

The Wiles, formerly known as Ellie Buckland and Isa Burke, perform old folk songs, new Americana, and original songs in an acoustic roots style.

Admission: Free

Lonely Heartstring Band

Sunday / August 3, 2014 / 3:00 p.m.
Longfellow House
105 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138

The Lonely Heartstring band is a five-peice bluegrass instrumentation band from Boston that plays original acoustic music and traditional bluegrass with mastery.

Admission: Free

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