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June 25, 2015
June 26, 2015
One of New York’s most entertaining live acts, The Rad Trads play a diverse style of soulful American music, with influences ranging from early jazz to New Orleans brass band, R&B, the Chicago and delta blues, and rock & roll.
June 27, 2015
Harry Chapin’s extended family of singing musicians join us in celebrating the Festival’s 50th Anniversary.
June 28, 2015
The Huntington Choral Society has entertained the Long Island community since 1962, with a repertoire that spans the classical choral works of the world, musical theatre and original revues. This Sunday’s performance will be a Salute to Broadway so be ready to sing along!
June 30, 2015
“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek.” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey with a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue.
July 1, 2015
Tonight’s very special performance will feature American music and our special guest performing group, the Huntington Community Chorus, under the direction of Judith Leopold, for an unforgettable evening of wonderful music!
July 2, 2015
A long-time favorite at the Huntington Summer Arts Festival and across Long Island, the North Shore Pops Concert Band boasts a talented group of musicians performing all your favorite tunes from Sousa to Gershwin, and Broadway to American Patriotic anthems.
July 3, 2015
Singer/Songwriter Dayna Kurtz is renowned for her warm and haunting vocal power. Her music straddles jazz, country, blues and folk in an intimate and unforgettable blending of genres.
July 4, 2015
Lolena Naipo, Jr, Kahulanui’s (The Big Dance) band leader, remembers stories of his Grandfather who was a member of the Royal Hawaiian Band during an era when horns and drums were a part of Hawaiian music.
July 5, 2015
Ravi Coltrane is a critically acclaimed Grammy™ nominated saxophonist, bandleader, and composer. He has worked as a sideman to many, recorded noteworthy albums for himself and others and founded a prominent independent record label, RKM.
July 7, 2015
Two-time Grammy™ nominee Brady Rymer makes joyful, rootsy rock ‘n’ roll for kids and families. His trademark smile lights up the band’s live performances, and shines brightly in his recordings, expressing the warmth, fun and positive spirit he finds in the family experience.
July 8, 2015
Tonight’s 2nd concert features a program of musical favorites with guest conductor Timothy Eckstrum, HCB principal tubist and a music educator from the Half Hollow Hills Schools. The very talented musical theater actress and singer Diana Becker joins the band as soloist this evening.
July 9, 2015
“Kaleidescope of Dance, No. 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 the Patricia Kenny Dance Collection, a professional company of superb dancers known for their innovative and stirring choreography and The Red Hot Mamas, a unique group of professional tap dancers aged 56-83, who will perform with their usual sophistication and vivacity. The Eglevsky Ballet, whose dancers perfect their pure classical ballet style at their state-of-the-art facility and the talented and energetic dancers of the North Shore Studio of Dance will both be making their Heckscher Park debut
July 10, 2015
Bringing a fresh perspective to the Classical music scene, PUBLIQuartet’s undefinably broad repertoire offers innovative programs spanning music from the classical repertoire to contemporary works, original compositions, and open-form improvisations that expand the role and techniques for the traditional string quartet. The Mighty Third Rail is an award winning New York based trio that mixes the elements of Hip Hop poetry, beat-boxing, violin and upright bass. This bold, urban collective pushes the boundaries of Classical, Jazz and Hip Hop to define the next generation’s voice.
July 11, 2015
The Plaza Theatrical Productions takes on the world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of theatre’s finest accomplishments. The award winning score includes Maria, Tonight, I feel Pretty, Somewhere, and the hilarious Gee Officer Krupke.
July 12, 2015
Under the direction of Maestro Lou Panacciulli, the Nassau Pops Symphony Orchestra will perform your musical favorites from Broadway, television and the movies. Rely on the Nassau Pops to present a great program of popular and light classical music.
Sponsored by Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty
July 14, 2015
Grammy™ winner Dan Zanes occupies a unique place in American music where sea shanties, English music hall, North American and West Indian folk music, play party songs, the spirit of early rock-and-roll and soulful originals collide. His widely- acclaimed music has all been featured on Sesame Street, Playhouse Disney, Nickelodeon, HBO Family and Sprout.
July 15, 2015
Tonight’s concert includes PRE-CONCERT entertainment (come early for a 7:30PM pre-concert) by the “HCB BIG BAND” and their director, Mr. Daniel Bilawsky from the Harborfields CSD. Our guest conductor this evening is Mr. Allan Deitz, Band Director at Walt Whitman HS in South Huntington. Great marches, music from Broadway stage and Hollywood, and concert band favorites round out tonight’s program.
July 16, 2015
Éric Beaudry, André Brunet and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music.
Sponsored by Philips Boyne, Inc.
Fee support provided by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
July 17, 2015
Bring in the Sound!! A celebration of the dancer as percussive instrument in both Latin and contemporary American dance forms. Featuring guest artists – percussionist & hip hop artist John Sawicki (Stomp!), and members of Ballet Fiesta Mexicana.
July 18, 2015
The 2015 Grammy™ award winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO), led by pianist, composer, and director Arturo O’Farrill, brings together the drama of big band jazz, the culture of Latin music, and the virtuosity of eighteen of the world’s most accomplished solo musicians. Twelve years of critically acclaimed performances internationally, have firmly established the ALJO as the standard-bearer for creative interpretation of Latin jazz greats such as Tito Puente, Frank “Machito” Grillo, and Chico O’Farrill, as well as the driving force behind new commissions from Latin music’s most talented composers and arrangers.
July 19, 2015
“Kaleidescope of Dance No. 2.” – L.I. Dance Consortium – LIDC’s second evening brings you Long Island Ballet Theatre, under the direction of Christopher Fleming, former Principal dancer with the New York City Ballet and founder of BalletFleming, presenting several outstanding, emotive and creative dances and American Dance Theatre of Long Island, with its large company of well -trained beautiful dancers under the direction of Kathleen Kairns-Scholz, formally of the Richmond Ballet, performing an exquisite repertoire of innovative and exciting pieces. Rounding out the program are the always amazing and talented dancers of the Long Island Dance Company showcasing their sensational cutting edge choreography.
July 21, 2015
The Huntington Summer Arts Festival bring to children of all ages, “Peter Pan”, performed by the Broadhollow Theatre Company. This superb adaptation by the Theatre Company captures all the magic and charm of everyone’s favorite childhood story.
Synopsis: The Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures.
July 22, 2015
This evening welcomes back 2 old friends: noted conductor/arranger and composer Dr. Andy Isca returns to his hometown Huntington from Louisiana to guest conduct; our 2nd guest conductor and euphonium soloist for the evening is Northport Community Band Conductor Donald Sherman. Don continues the tradition of podium swapping between the directors of the Huntington and Northport Community Bands. Pre-concert entertainment is planned at 7:30 PM, so come early. Great marches, music from Broadway stage and Hollywood, and concert band favorites round out tonight’s program.
July 23, 2015
July 24, 2015
Liz Simmons, Nicole Zuraitis (USA), Kath Buckell (AUS), Hadar Noiberg flutist (ISR) and Craig Akin (USA) on Bass blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, EVA draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influence and enrich one another.
July 25, 2015
Triple Play is the name given to three outstanding and versatile musicians, Peter Madcat Ruth (on harmonica, guitar, jaw harp, percussion & vocals), Joel Brown, (folk and classical acoustic guitar and vocals) and Chris Brubeck (electric bass, bass trombone, piano & vocals). Collectively they bring a rare level of joy, virtuosity, and American spirit to the folk, blues, jazz and classical music they perform.
July 26, 2015
Tom Paxton has been an integral part of the songwriting and folk music scene since the early 60’s who addresses issues of injustice and inhumanity laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends and community. Tom Paxton’s place in folk music is secured not just by hit records and awards, but by the admiration of three generations of fellow musicians. An internationally recognized and loved cultural figure, he has always chosen goodwill over commercial success. Opening act – No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow – a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythms and spontaneous hilarity.
An afternoon of unplugged showcases and song swaps from noon to 6:00 p.m. featuring artists from the NY Metro area and beyond will precede the concert. – Co-presented with the Folk Music Society of Huntington.
July 28, 2015
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU! You are invited to learn the ways of the Jedi with Panniken Moonjumper, a true Master of Intergalactic fun and adventure. Little Jedi Warriors, Princesses and Darth Vaders will feel empowered to discover the great Force within their hearts. Family audiences will be wowed by comic antics, exciting physical challenges, magical mayhem, light saber lessons and a visit from our space hero’s furry alien sidekick. Kids are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite Star Wars character. Parents are welcome to “Free your inner Jedi!”
July 29, 2015
Tonight’s fifth and final performance of our 70th Anniversary Season will include pre-concert entertainment at 7:30 PM so be sure to come early! Special guest conductor to be announced. The HCB concludes their 70th Anniversary Season with a program of audience favorites including “On the Mall” March by Goldman, “The Stars and Stripes” by John Philip Sousa and, the return of the HCB Cannon and our cannoneer Jim McAward for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s immortal, “1812 Overture!” The remainder of tonight’s program will offer up one final tribute to our late Musical Director “Laureate” Robert V. Domencetti.
July 30, 2015
A deliciously original 21st century fusion between thunderous Brazilian maracatu drumming and New Orleans second line rhythms, Nation Beat’s sound is vibrant, explosive and frequently known to burst into Carnival-style drumming and singing. The infectious music and dazzling stage show of Cha Wa, a Mardi Gras Indian ensemble from New Orleans, has been described as “funk with feathers.” Combining the roots of traditional Maracatu rhythms with the Mardi Gras Indian chants in a contemporary context, Carnival Caravan will link Cha Wa with Nation Beat in a ground breaking collaboration. Nation Beat Caravan with Cha Wa: World Music to make the evening even more exciting!
July 31, 2015
Firebrand Tunisian singer, songwriter, and composer Emel Mathlouthi brings a powerful brand new sound to Tunisian music. Endowed with an outstanding voice, she evokes Joan Baez, Sister Marie Keyrouz and the Lebanese diva Fairouz. Her gorgeous, intricate sound moves between rock, trip-hop, and electronica, with a strong Arabic and North-African connections. Her song “Kelmti Horra (My Word is Free)” was adopted by the Arab Spring and sung on the streets of Tunis.
August 1, 2015
Musical Comedy by Dan Goggin, Nunsense A-Men! is basically the original “Nunsense” show with all of the characters being portrayed by male musical comedy performers. Think of it as “Mrs. Doubtfire enters the Convent.” Done totally seriously, this show is, to quote a critic, “no drag.” First performed in Brazil as “Novicas Rebeldes,” this version of “Nunsense” premiered in New York in 1998 receiving rave reviews and standing ovations.
A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines like “The guys in the old neighborhood still can’t believe I became a nun!” To quote the New York Times: “A change of habit, boy oh, boy!”
August 2, 2015
Canta Libre was founded in 2002 by flutist Sally Shorrock to foster the performance and enjoyment of music specifically written for flute, harp and strings. Considered experts in this ephemeral, rare style of chamber music, Canta Libre was recently featured at The American Harp Society 50th Anniversary National Conference, has appeared at Lincoln Center, on WNYC at The Green Space, The Music Festival of the Hamptons, Barge Music, Concerts at One at Trinity Church in Manhattan, WLIW TV, National Public Radio of Long Island, and The Brooklyn Public Library.
August 4, 2015
The Dream Jam Band are five musicians from the Northeast who write and play an eclectic collection of original music for children of all ages young and old. Their influences range from The Beatles to Mozart, to Duke Ellington to Woody Guthrie. When asked how to describe The Dream Jam Band’s music, one member said: “A Marx Brothers movie that you can dance to.” Bring the kids and jam out!
August 5, 2015
Island Hills Chorus/Sweet Adelines & Twin Shores Chorus Dedicated to preserving the truly original American art form of a capella harmony in their distinctive Sweet Adelines and barbershop styles, each chorus performs a wide range of show tunes, patriotic themes and old-fashioned love songs, along with jazz and spiritual offerings.
August 6, 2015
Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, Stephen Petronio is widely regarded as one of the leading dance-makers of his generation. New music, visual art, and fashion collide in his dances, producing powerfully modern landscapes for the senses. Founded in 1984, Stephen Petronio Company has performed in 26 countries throughout the world, including over 35 New York City engagements with 18 seasons at The Joyce Theater.
August 7, 2015
Internationally acknowledged as being the finest traditional Irish instrumental outfit of recent times, Lunasa is renowned for their stunning shows honed by superb musicianship and a constant touring cycle. Their inventive arrangements and bass driven grooves have steered Irish acoustic music into surprising new territory. Their recordings have been hailed as some of the best and most important world music albums anywhere, while their blend of intelligence, innovation, virtuosity, and passion has brought them to the forefront of Celtic music.
August 8, 2015
The Long Island Philharmonic Join us once again as the Long Island Philharmonic, with Music Director David Stewart Wiley, provides for a musical experience that will entertain, excite and inspire.
August 9, 2015
Hailing from the streets of Memphis, soul music flows through Gedeon Luke’s veins in rainbow colored hues. Weaned on the gospel infused sounds of Sly Stone, Curtis Mayfield and Al Green and inspired by the rock ‘n roll passion of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Gedeon and his band The People are here to crash through the boundaries of music and society, to bring Love, Peace and Soul to the world.