Sunset Concerts at Symphony Park feature Berklee musicians in one of Boston's most charming outdoor spaces, located between Berklee College of Music and Symphony Hall. Concerts will be held, weather permitting, on Tuesdays from July 9 through July 30, starting at 5:30 p.m. This series is brought to you by Berklee College of Music, the Friends of Symphony Park, the Fenway Civic Association, and Boston Parks and Recreation.
Tuesday / July 9, 2019 / 5:30 p.m.
Vivian Valls, known by many as ViVi, is a female singer-songwriter, artist, and producer born and raised in Miami, Florida. Her first single, “Comp4urlove,” was released in February 2019 and is available on all streaming platforms.
Tuesday / July 16, 2019 / 5:30 p.m.
Dreion is a vocalist, songwriter, and performing artist from Omaha, Nebraska. As a student at Berklee College of Music, majoring in songwriting with a minor in Africana studies, he balances his academic and performing life with being a husband and a father.
Tuesday / July 23, 2019 / 5:30 p.m.
Sarah Messias, a harmonica player and singer from Brazil, is influenced by blues and rock.
Tuesday / July 30, 2019 / 5:30 p.m.
Natalie Castro is a 19-year-old Canadian singer and Berklee College of Music student who began singing at age 4 and hasn't stopped. Training with vocal coaches such as Paula Griffith, Castro wins over audiences with charisma and humility.
This summer, Berklee students, faculty, and alumni will perform more than 400 free concerts at notable venues in and around Boston as part of Berklee's Summer in the City concert series.
Performances will take place through early October. The series will feature beloved performance locations throughout the city, such as the Boston Public Library, the Boston Harbor Islands, Brewer Fountain Plaza at the Boston Common, the Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Prudential Center. Summer in the City performers will also be featured in free festivals in the area, including Jazz at the Fort in Roxbury’s Highland Park and the Salem Jazz and Soul Festival.
New venues for the 2019 series include 401 Park in the Fenway, Chin Park on the Rose Kennedy Greenway, the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard Farmers’ Market, and City Winery on the Greenway.
The series will present a variety of musical genres, including jazz, R&B, world, pop, electronic, and classical, as part of its 2019 programming. Notable performers this summer include Cuban jazz flutist Sheila del Bosque, electronic-soul singer-songwriter Malaya, alternative Americana group Havins, singer and pianist Ljuliana Thomas, and award-winning mandolin player Ethan Setiawan.
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