Free Concerts in the Courtyard Continue at Boston Public Library
Two July concerts added to summer schedule
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July 10, 2013
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The courtyard at the Central Library in Copley Square continues to be filled with music throughout July and August, including two added concerts, one by Aisling Peartree and Lucia Marie Rife on Wednesday, July 24, at 12:30 p.m., and one evening concert featuring Revolutionary Snake Ensemble on Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. The concert series features music that ranges from jazz to classical and from blues to Broadway.  The remaining summer schedule follows and is available at The Central Library in Copley Square is located at 700 Boylston Street.

  • Lance Houston Jazz Quartet, Friday, July 19, at 12:30 p.m. Lance Houston and his quartet produce imaginative interpretations of jazz standards, blending vibrant harmonics with innovative and originally written jazz tunes.
  • Aisling Peartree and Lucia Marie Rife, Wednesday, July 24, at 12:30 p.m. Singer-songwriters Aisling Peartree and Lucia Marie Rife, both releasing albums this year, perform songs influenced by soul R&B and pop soul.
  • Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Thursday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, performing in Mardi Gras-style costumes and masks, is an improvisational second-line brass band that plays a unique blend of original and traditional music.
  • Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble, Friday, July 26, at 12:30 p.m. Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble presents music from the standard repertoire as well as works from lesser-known composers of the past and emerging contemporary composers.
  • Fernando Holz Band, Friday, August 2, at 12:30 p.m. The Fernando Holz band is comprised of veterans of the Boston jazz and world music scene, featuring keyboards and piano, trombone, drums, bass, and vocals.
  • Boston Lyric Opera, Friday, August 9, at 12:30 p.m. Boston Lyric Opera presents a concert of opera favorites with selections from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Verdi’s Rigoletto.
  • Sarah Borrello, Friday, August 16, at 12:30 p.m. A blues alternative singer-songwriter, Sarah Borrello plays guitar and piano.
  • American Century Music Wind Quintet, Friday, August 23, at 12:30 p.m.  American Century Music is dedicated to performing the orchestral, chamber, and solo repertoire of 20th-century American composers.
  • Arni Cheatham and Synergy, Friday, August 30, at 12:30 p.m. Arni Cheatham and Synergy honor the widest sense of the jazz tradition while mixing in musicality, adventure, and exploration.

See the complete Concerts in the Courtyard schedule at If there is inclement weather, concerts will be moved inside to Rabb Lecture Hall, located on the lower level of the Johnson Building.

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Amaryllis Chamber Ensemble and Fernando Holz; second row: Lance Houston.


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