Music is set to fill the courtyard of the Boston Public Library every week as the library kicks off its summer concert series.
The libraryís central building in Copley Square will host weekly lunchtime concerts in its courtyard every Friday throughout the summer. The concerts will feature a range of musical genres, including jazz, classical, folk and funk.
The Friday concerts start at 12:30 p.m. and will be moved to the Rabb Lecture Hall in case of rain.
The library has released the following schedule of performances:
Revolutionary Snake Ensemble Friday, June 1 The award-winning Revolutionary Snake Ensemble is an improvisational second-line brass band playing a unique blend of original and traditional music. † Celia Slattery Friday, June 8 Celia Slattery, accompanied by Bill Duffy on the piano, sings original music that weaves elements of jazz, pop, and folk/rock with lyrics inspired by artists like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.
American Century Music
Friday, June 15
American Century Music is dedicated to performing the orchestral, chamber, and solo repertoire of 20th-century American composers.
Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony
Friday, June 22
The Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony is comprised primarily of string and wind instruments, and performs with an emphasis on Chinese melodies.
Friday, June 29
Harpist Lucia Stavros is a new music enthusiast who has worked with composers to create original music for the harp.
American Century Music
Friday, July 6
The Motivated Sequence
Friday, July 13
The Motivated Sequence is a six-piece, indie-pop group that brings trembling organs, sweeping strings, and intimate vocals in their live shows.
Jenna Moynihan and Hamish Napier
Berklee College of Music
Friday, July 20
Hamish Napier, a pianist, singer, flautist, and whistle player; and fiddler Jenna Moynihan combine to perform music inspired by Scottish and Irish tunes.
Friday, July 27
Driftwood's distinctive sound draws from classical music, the string-based folk traditions of Europe and the Americas, and original commissions and arrangements of everything from Katy Perry to Puccini to Nine Inch Nails.
Friday, August 3
Solar Winds, a woodwind quintet, includes in its repertoire the most demanding compositions of the modern era as well as the classics and novelty pieces.
Friday, August 10
Atlas Soul is an award-winning, Boston-based band performing original music that celebrates and bridges Afro-Mediterranean melodies and grooves with jazz and funk.
Friday, August 17
Ali Amr sings and plays the Qanun, a stringed instrument similar to a zither, and smoothly moves from traditional Arabic sounds to jazz and other contemporary styles.
Friday, August 24
New York-born violinist Akiko Kobayashi is a gifted solo and chamber music player, and has appeared with orchestras such as the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra and Tokyo Suginami Kokaido Chamber Orchestra.
Tom Hall's Jazz Time Machine
Friday, August 31
Guided by vocalist April Hall and saxophonist Tom Hall, Tom Hallís Jazz Time Machine begins their musical journey in New Orleans and ends in an interactive, improvisatory experience, with stops at blues, swing, bebop, R&B, and modern jazz along the way.