Tuesday, July 4, 2017- 7:30-9:30pm – Family Show Monkey Monkey Music with Meredith LeVande – Best known for her music videos, Meredith LeVande can be seen in “Monkey Monkey Music,” broadcast multiple times a day on more than 100 public television stations. An educator/songwriter, Meredith began writing and performing songs that supported children’s natural curiosity and desire to learn. Her catchy tunes about bubbles and belly buttons, performed with joyful spirit by Meredith and her band, infuse preschool crowds with delighted energy.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017- 8:30-10:30pm – Huntington Community Band – Tonight’s HCB concert theme is: “THE CLASSICS RETURN” featuring a rich program of familiar music from the classical repertoire to some modern day fun! Katie Noonan (member of our trombone section and band director in the Middle Country Public Schools) joins us as guest conductor. Bring folding chairs or large blankets.
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Thursday, July 6, 2017- 8:30-10:30pm – Long Island Dance Consortium – “Kaleidescope of Dance 1” The Long Island Dance Consortium (LIDC) is composed of presenters, dance advocates, dance professionals, Arts Councils and dance related studios. This evening’s program will showcase 5 Dance companies including The Red Hot Mamas, a unique group of tap dancers aged 59-87, who will perform with their usual sophistication and vivacity. The brilliant dancers of the Long Island Dance Company will perform their sensational cutting edge choreography and the talented dancers of North Shore Dance will delight the audience with their talent and boundless energy.
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* The Northport Community Band will be performing at 8:30pm at the Robert W. Krueger Bandstand in Northport Village Park at the foot of Main Street, Northport. Listeners can sit on blankets or lawn chairs in front of the bandstand, or even enjoy the music from their boats. The band’s musicians are volunteers from all walks of life and include local students, teachers and professional musicians.*
Friday, July 7, 2017- 8:30-10:30pm – Blick Bassy – World Music from Cameroonian singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. An inventive fusion of West & Central African rhythms, Brasil roots and what Bassy calls “Folk Afro Blues.” His music draws connections between the itinerant musicians of his childhood, the delta blues legend Skip James, the Malian folk of Ali Farka and even hints of gypsy swing. On guitar, Bassy is adept at bluesy finger-picking, jazz riffs or complex melodic patterns that reveal his Cameroonian roots. With his soulful vocals and a talented backing band, Blick Bassy creates a lush new world of musical richness.
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Saturday, July 8, 2017- 8:30-10:30pm – Hairspray – Plaza Theatrical Productions Its 1962 in Baltimore, Maryland, and quirky, plus-sized, teenage Tracy Turnblad has one dream: to dance on The Corny Collins Show. Tony Award-winning Hairspray continues to be one of the most widely produced musicals today, not only because of its wit and charm, but also because of the beautiful message of acceptance and progress that it portrays. The bright, energetic story of Tracy Turnblad teaches us all to look past the color of one’s skin and fight for every human being’s equal rights.
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Huntington Arts Council is pleased to announce Picture This: Where Performing and Visual Arts Meet, four evenings at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival where performing and visual arts meet in the park to synergize our creative energies. Let the park and performers inspire your creativity. We invite artists to come early and create prior to the start of the evening performance. Two evenings will be devoted to photography and two evenings to painting. We encourage artists to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org their best image to add to our website, showcasing the works created. First “Picture This” is this Saturday, July 8th!
Sunday, July 9, 2017- 8:30-10:30pm – Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra – The Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra performs musical favorites from Broadway, Television and the Movies and a mixture of popular and light classical music. The Nassau Pops has performed with Marvin Hamlisch, singer/recording artist Linda Eder, songwriter Jimmy Webb, singer/impressionist Marilyn Michaels, and The Cast of Beatlemania. Their concert with tenor, Michael Amante, was seen nationwide and nominated for a New York Emmy Award. Maestro Louis Panacciulli has been the music director and conductor of The NPSO since 1984.
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