Take in the sights and sounds of a warm summer evening accompanied by a live musical performance in three Emerald Necklace parks! Tonight, Summer on the Emerald Necklace is pleased to present the following shows:
All performances start at 6:00 PM
Charlesgate Park – corner of Beacon St. and Charlesgate East
JP Saxophone Quartet, Jazz, Latin, and Classical favorites for four saxophone.
Olmsted Park – Allerton Overlook
Fair Play, Traditional fiddle tunes of Ireland, Shetland, Scandinavia, and Appalachia.
Jamaica Pond – Boathouse Bandstand
Tareq Rantisi, Middle Eastern and Global Jazz Music.
All concerts are weather-dependent and will be canceled in the event of severe weather. Cancellations will be announced at or before 2:00 pm on the day of the concert. Please check back here for updates or call us at 617-522-2700.
JP Saxophone Quartet
Described as “vibrant, versatile, and engaging,” the Jamaica Plain Saxophone Quartet brings energy and variety to every performance. JPSQ’s repertoire list covers the spectrum, with music appropriate for everything from weddings to birthdays to cocktail parties and more. And with almost a century of playing experience between the four members of the group, JPSQ brings an impeccable level of poise and professionalism to every engagement. For more information, visit www.jpsaxquartet.com/gig-press-kit.
Veteran performers Maggie Holtzberg (fiddle) and Mitch Nelin (mandocello) play a spirited repertoire of driving Irish reels and jigs, Shetland and Scandinavian listening tunes, Southern old-time marches, and waltzes. The musical range and ringing strings of the long neck mandocello is an ideal accompaniment to the fiddle.
Tareq is a world percussionist, composer, and educator. Initially self-taught in the Arabic music tradition, he received a B.A. in Performance from Berklee College of Music in 2011 and a Master’s from the Berklee Global Jazz Institute in 2019. His studies and practice have brought him into deep dialogue with Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Indian, West African.
Naseem Alatrash is a Palestinian cellist, composer. Naseem’s performances include a mix of improvisation and traditional melodies, with a focus on traditional Arabic music, with influences from jazz and contemporary style. Naseem studied at The Edward Said National Conservatory of Music in Palestine, holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Cello Performance and a post master’s fellowship from the Berklee College of Music.