The Huntington Summer Arts Festival brings a roster of exciting performing artists to the Chapin Rainbow Stage in Heckscher Park each year. Artists and ensembles include award winning, world-class talent in music, dance and theatre from around the globe, as well as the finest performing arts groups from Huntington and Long Island.
We thank the Town of Huntington and the Town Board, whose support makes these amazing free-admission concerts possible. We are delighted to welcome back and thank Canon USA as our Presenting Sponsor. We also thank the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the County of Suffolk for their continued support; and to Astoria Bank, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s, Folk Music Society of Huntington, Debbi Honorof, Huntington Arts Council Board of Directors, in honor of Andrea and Robert Maire, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, NEFCU, New York State Presenters Network, Start to Finish, Weber Law Group, LLP. Thank you also for the generous in-kind support; CENTERSTAGE, D’Addario & Co., egc group, Hartke and Samson, King Kullen, Korg USA, Phillips Boyne, for their support.
TIZER featuring Chieli Minucci & Karen Briggs – TIZER is a scintillating, multi-cultural band led by keyboardist/composer Lao Tizer. Featuring Italian-American New Yorker Chieli Minucci (Special EFX), African American violin great Karen Briggs (Yanni, Stanley Clarke, Chaka Khan) and Cuban born drummer/percussionist Raul Pineda (Michel Camilo), TIZER throws down an explosive mix of jazz, rock, […]View Post chieli minucci, Heckscher Park, Huntington, Huntington Arts Council, karen briggs, lao tizer, live music, music festival, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival, tizer, world jazz fusion
The Roy Haynes Fountain of Youth Band NEA Jazz Master drummer Roy Haynes is the pulse of legendary jazz. For over 50 years Haynes has influenced and innovated, shaping some of the greatest recordings in jazz while his joyous drumming with the legends of the genre altered the very fabric and direction of jazz improvisation. […]View Post david wong, Heckscher Park, Huntington, Huntington Arts Council, jaleel shaw, jazz day, jazz music, long island music festival, martin bejerano, music festival, outdoor music, roy haynes, roy haynes and fountain of youth, Summer Arts Festival
Amina Figarova was born in Azerbaijan and now lives in New York, composing and arranging all the music for her group. She has toured extensively, developing a tight-knit ensemble with her husband and bandmate, flutist Bart Platteau, and has attained a distinctive and inimitable voice. The band has triumphed at the Newport Jazz Festival, the […]View Post amina figarova, contemporary jazz music, Heckscher Park, Huntington, Huntington Arts Council, jazz music, live music, Long Island, music festival, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival
The beloved fairy tale tells the story of Jack, who exchanges his cow for some magic beans. The beans grow overnight into a beanstalk which Jack climbs, arriving at a magincal land ruled over by a cruel giant. Jack battles the giant and decides to rescue a young princess held captive in the giant’s castle. […]View Post broadhollow theatre, Heckscher Park, Huntington, Huntington Arts Council, kids entertainment, kids music, kids theatre, outdoor music, outdoor theatre, Summer Arts Festival, summer theatre
Band A special pre-concert musical entertainment (program TBA) will begin at 7:30PM. At 8:30 PM, the “HCB: THE TRADITION CONTINUES!” featuring an exciting evening of music by Sousa, Williams, Goldman, and others, culminating with the annual performance of Tchaikovsky’s immortal “1812 Overture” accompanied by LIVE cannon. For more info about HCB, click here!View Post classical music, Huntington Arts Council, huntington community bad, huntington heckscher park, live music, long island music festival, music festival, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival
This seven-piece Algerian band mashes up local gnawa and diwan music and instruments, reggae’s thrumming pulse and rock’s recurring licks. Democratoz hails from Oran, the cosmopolitan city on Algeria’s Mediterranean coast known as the cradle of North Africa’s best-known sound, rai (“opinion” in Arabic). Democratoz is making its U.S. debut in the U.S. in 2016 […]View Post algerian music, democratoz, Heckscher Park, Huntington, Huntington Arts Council, live music, music festival, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival
“Sunset Serenade” Pre-Concert performance (7:45) by the Northport Community Jazz Orchestra; Guest Conductors Dr. Izzet Mergen, Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Northport Schools, and Andy Isca of the Association of Concert Bands; The Stars and Stripes Forever conducted by raffle winner (see below); Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with two cannons and guest musicians from local high […]View Post Huntington Arts Council, live music, Music, Northport Community Band, northport long island, northport park, outdoor music, Summer Arts Festival, summer fun
ETHEL Acclaimed as “unfailingly vital” (The New York Times), and “one of the most exciting quartets around” (Strad Magazine), ETHEL invigorates the contemporary music scene with exuberance, intensity, imaginative programming, and exceptional artistry. ETHEL performs adventurous music by celebrated contemporary composers such as Philip Glass, Don Byron, Marcelo Zarvos, and others. Founded in 1998, ETHEL […]View Post Dorothy Lawson, ETHEL, Ethel string quartet, Huntington Arts Council, huntington heckscher park, Kip Jones, live music, long island music festival, outdoor music, Ralph Farris, string music, string quartet, Summer Arts Festival, Tema Watstein