Lewiston’s first outdoor concert of the summer took place Sunday at Artpark, 450 S. Fourth St. Emerald Grove was the site of the debut of Artpark & Company’s “New Music in the Park.”
Crowds gathered early to get an ideal seat for Sō Percussion – many bringing a picnic and making a whole afternoon out of the event. The four-piece is known as “a percussion-based music organization that creates and presents new collaborative works to adventurous and curious audiences and educational initiatives to engaged students, while providing meaningful service to its communities, in order to exemplify the power of music to unite people and forge deep social bonds.”
This summer, Artpark & Company will bring in top musical performers from across a variety of genres for the series, which will alternate locations within the park.
There is a show fee. Tickets can be purchased at www.artpark.net.
Each concert begins at 4 p.m., except the double-bill on Aug. 7.
Additional dates for performers in the “New Music in the Park” series include:
√ Sunday, June 27 – Baroque Dreams: Moshe Shulman, Kenneth Kam and Anne Harley.
√ Saturday, July 10 – Null Point: Nature is Not Natural
√ Sunday, July 11 – Buffalo Jazz Composers Workshop
√ Sunday, July 25 – Multi-Dimensions Quartet
√ Sunday, Aug. 1 – Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
√ Saturday, Aug. 7 – JP Jofre and the Hard Tango Chamber Band/Alarm Will Sound (7 p.m. performance)
√ Sunday, Sept. 5 – Puppets of Palm: A Deforestation Wayang
(Photos by Joshua Maloni)