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Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard Summer Series continues in August

July 26, 2017

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The Boston Public Library’s lunchtime and evening concerts fill the Central Library’s courtyard this summer.

Concert in the Courtyard
Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard ( series continues and runs through Wednesday, August 30, showcasing a variety of artists and musical genres in the library’s iconic Italianesque courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Concerts are held on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. and on Fridays at 12:30 p.m.; the performances are free and last approximately one hour. The Friday concerts will be streamed live on the BPL’s Facebook page.

Concerts will be moved to the newly renovated Rabb Hall in the event of inclement weather. Concerts in the Courtyard are generously supported by Deloitte.

August schedule:
  • Harshitha Krishnan, Wednesday, August 2, 6 p.m. Harshitha + Friends presents a wide range of popular Indian songs arranged by Krishnan as well as her original compositions, fusing Indian and contemporary Western elements.
  • Kenn Morr Band, Friday, August 4, 12:30 p.m. Inspired by Simon and Garfunkel and Jackson Browne, the Kenn Morr Band is known for vocal harmonies, fiery instrumental interplay, and Kenn Morr’s rich baritone, which enthralls audiences of all sizes, from coffeehouses to stages.
  • Sleeping Lion, Wednesday, August 9, 6 p.m. The Boston-based lurid indie pop duo is comprised of Nate Flaks and Noah Longworth McGuire. Their first single, “You Made Me,” was released in September 2015.
  • Boston Philharmonic, Friday, August 11, 12:30 p.m. Boston Philharmonic takes their passion for chamber and quartet music out of the concert hall to the public as part of their education and community outreach program, Crescendo!
  • Venezuelan Project, Wednesday, August 16, 6 p.m. Venezuelan Project combines traditional and folkloric Venezuelan styles with contemporary genres.
  • Night Tree, Friday, August 18, 12:30 p.m. Night Tree has its roots in the Celtic folk tradition and branches into Swedish, Jewish, and American folk music to find inspiration for their original works.
  • Abby Carey, Wednesday, August 23, 6 p.m. Abby Carey is a 20-year-old singer-songwriter from North Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her songs are a combination of catchy pop hooks and honest, raw storytelling.
  • Boston Lyric Opera, Friday, August 25, 12:30 p.m. Both locally and beyond, Boston Lyric Opera leads the way in celebrating the art of the voice through innovative programming and community engagement initiatives that redefine the opera-going experience.
  • Amber Olivia Kiner, Wednesday, August 30, 6 p.m. Amber has recently shared the stage with Beyoncé’s original all-female band at the Berklee Performance Center, and her debut EP was released in late March 2017.

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