Songs for a Summer Night
This effervescent evening is designed to delight your senses – think balmy breezes, atmospheric surroundings, and a lush score that brings the sounds of summer to life.
From the fairy forests of Felix Mendelssohn to the porch swings of Samuel Barber, this outdoor serenade will feature the MasterVoices Chorus and Orchestra of St. Luke’s, with vocalists Shereen Pimentel (Ivo van Hove’s West Side Story, last season’s Myths and Hymns) and Tariq Al-Sabir (Toshi Reagon’s Parable of the Sower, Meredith Monk’s Atlas). We’ll transport you through summers in Renaissance Italy and fin-de-siècle Sweden… but if NYC summers are your thing, we’ve got you covered with contemporary works by the phenomenal Ricky Ian Gordon (Grapes of Wrath, Intimate Apparel) and a world premiere commission by boundless talent Tariq Al-Sabir, whose recent commissions include the Harvard University Committee on the Arts (2022), and the 2021 New York Festival of Song.
Tickets are FREE – Throw down a blanket or bring your own chair and enjoy a beautiful evening of summer music. Limited benches and chairs are available for early arrivers. (Rain Date: June 9th at 7:00pm)
Waterline Square Park – At 60th and Freedom Place South