Berklee Summer in the City Offers Free Concerts at Spectacle Island

Natasha Pheko
June 29, 2016
Press release
The Aliya Cycon Project will perform at Spectacle Island on August 28.

Every other Sunday from June to August, audiences can head to Spectacle Island, a Boston Harbor Island, to catch free musical performances by Berklee musicians. As part of the Berklee Summer in the City concert series, the performances on Spectacle Island present a beautiful jazz-influenced soundtrack to the serene island landscape. 

These performances, hosted by the Boston Harbor Island Alliance and the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreational Area, run from June 19 through August 28 at 1:00 p.m., weather permitting. The island is accessible by boat from Boston's Long Wharf North Ferry Terminal, and audiences can purchase their ferry tickets at the Boston Harbor Island Pavilion on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, across from the Boston Marriott Long Wharf. 

Here's what's coming up:

  • July 3—Nicolas Emden
    Chilean singer-songwriter Nicolas Emden will perform songs from his album, Como Los Pajaros (Like the Birds).
  • July 17Daniel Patiño
    Daniel Patiño, an active member of the Costa Rican artistic community for the past decade, formed his current band, Patiño Quintana, in 2007 with his brother Andres. Having performed at some of Costa Rica’s major music festivals with Patiño Quintana, he is currently performing as a solo act with a repertoire that covers some of Patiño Quintana's best work as well as new music that showcases his most recent influences as a Berklee student.
  • July 31a l e a
    a l e a is a singer-songwriter from Barrancas, Colombia. She grew up surrounded by local indigenous communities and cultural events like Barranquilla's Carnival, which have greatly influenced her musical perspective and compositions.
  • August 14Jacob McCaslin
    Jacob McCaslin is an award-winning vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and producer. Influenced by the work of soul and blues artists, McCaslin has been composing and producing his own music for over 11 years, and is still growing as a musician as he continues his studies at Berklee as a scholarship student.
  • August 28Aliya Cycon Project
    The Arabic-inspired Aliya Cycon Project was formed in 2014 at Berklee by oud player, pianist, and vocalist Aliya Cycon. The Aliya Cycon Project released its debut album, We Will Be Light, in 2015 and has played alongside major international artists like Vieux Farka Touré, Amir ElSaffar, and Tony Vacca. Cycon has performed her music in Palestine, Lebanon, Senegal, and at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

Past Events

  • June 19Ceci Juno / Seven to Five 
    Ceci Juno is an Ecuadorian singer-songwriter, composer, and music therapist in training. Combining elements of pop, indie, rock, and folk music, she continues to explore ways to create her unique sound. Seven to Five is a vocal- and piano-based band that redefines current pop hits by rearranging them into complex and exciting covers. Manipulating the harmony, melody, and form of songs, vocalists Cecilia Jurado and Andrea Diaz and pianist Sebastian Barniol push the boundaries of pop music, creating interesting and attention-grabbing mashups and medleys.

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