BOSTON, January 18, 2020—Boston Public Library is launching a new counterpart to its Summer Concerts in the Courtyard. Beginning today, Saturday, January 18, the free Winter Concert Seriesopens a new window features acoustic performances by accomplished students from Berklee College of Music. Their styles range from jazz and pop to soul and bluegrass; their instruments from violin and reeds to mandolin and banjo.
"The new Winter Concert Series gives us the opportunity to brighten winter Saturdays by bringing indoors the same level of artistry and enjoyment associated with our signature outdoor summer concerts," said Michael Colford, Director of Library Services at the Central Library. "We look forward to welcoming these talented Berklee students to continue to activate the Library's vibrant spaces, and we're grateful to Bank of America for making this possible."
“At Bank of America, we believe in the power of the arts, which is why we are making music more accessible at the Boston Public Library,” said Miceal Chamberlain, Massachusetts President, Bank of America. “The Winter Concert Series creates greater cultural understanding in one of Boston’s greatest assets.”
"Berklee is excited to partner with the Boston Public Library yet again to feature outstanding young musicians of various genres at such an iconic space," said Jonathan Foo, Concert Producer and Event Liaison, Berklee College of Music.
All performances will take place in the Johnson Building at the Central Library in Copley Square from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday afternoons. Visit bpl.org/concerts-in-the-courtyardopens a new window for the concert dates as well as details about the musicians and specific performance spaces within the Johnson Building.
Boston Public Library is grateful to its 2020 Presenting Sponsor, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, for generously supporting this free music series. The concerts are also presented in partnership with Berklee College of Music.