Newton Community Pride announced the Fall Village Concert Series in Newtonville, Newton Upper Falls, Newton Corner, and Nonantum. Every Sunday in September & the first Sunday in October, free music concerts were held.
(Sunday, September 11th, September 18th, September 25th, and October 2nd.)
Sunday, October 2
Nonantum, Ciociaro Social Club
144 Bridge Street
Olga Lisovskaya, Giovanni Formisano, & Max Lubrasky
Excited to hear the operatic talents of soprano Olga Lisovskaya and tenor Giovanni Formisano, accompanied by Max Lubrasky for an afternoon of Italian songs from opera classics, Frank Sinatra, Mario Lanza, Andreas Bocelli, and more.
Olga Lisovskaya is a critically-acclaimed singer, voice teacher and director of Talents of the World, an international concert organization, as well as Executive Director at Commonwealth Lyric Theater, an award-winning opera company. Ms. Lisovskaya performs regularly at some of the most prestigious concert halls in the world.
Sunday, September 25
Newton Corner, Farlow Park
129 Church Street
George Russell, Jr. and Lydia “The LovelySinger” Harrell
Newton Community Pride welcomes back to Newton George Russell, Jr. and Lydia Harrell for the jazzy, soulful afternoon of music and song. They had a fantastic performance during the 7th Annual Festival of the Arts in July and NCP is delighted to invite them back.
Lydia “The LovelySinger” Harrell is one of Boston’s finest musical treasures. Her sultry, soulful voice and evocative songwriting have garnered her the attention and respect of the nation’s finest musicians and venues. Jazz/Soul is where her heart is, however, Lydia has shown an unbreakable ability to mold herself into any musical situation. Be it performing with the Boston Pops, serenading NBA fans with America’s National Anthem, or lending her vocal talents to a chart-topping deep house single by a British record label, Reel People Music, Lydia’s dedication to extracting the pure essence of song goes virtually unmatched.
Prior to becoming chair of the Harmony and Jazz Composition Department, George W. Russell Jr. served as a professor of harmony and piano. He has been awarded the Ted Pease Award for Excellence in Teaching, along with the Curriculum Development Award for the Writing Division. He has also been recognized with the highest award that Berklee gives to faculty, the Most Distinguished Faculty Award. Russell’s motto is, “I would rather inspire than require.” He is known as a source of encouragement and inspiration to anyone who crosses paths with him.
Sunday, September 18
Newton Upper Falls, Depot Coffee Shop Courtyard
1225 Chestnut Street
Chad Perrone and Dennis Carroll
Newton resident and singer-songwriter Chad Perrone will share his soulful rock music & be accompanied by Dennis Carrol on piano.
Chad Perrone has been a figure in the Boston music scene for the better part of two decades now, bringing his patent brand of soaring pop rock to stages across the region both as a solo performer and as part of a band. In the early 2000s, he made a name for himself fronting the group Averi, which released two albums and shared the stage with the likes of Matchbox Twenty, Goo Goo Dolls, Sting, Guster, Barenaked Ladies, Hanson, Gavin DeGraw, and even the Backstreet Boys.
Sunday, September 11
Newtonville, 28 Austin Street Plaza
Hankus Netsky & Janice Octavia Allen
Newton’s own Hankus Netsky and soloist Janice Octavia Allen bring their impressive talents to Newtonville to kick off the Fall Village Concert Series. They wowed the crowd during the 7th Annual Festival of the Arts in July and NCP is delighted to invite them back for an encore performance.
A multi-instrumentalist, composer, and ethnomusicologist, Hankus Netsky is co-chair of New England Conservatory’s Contemporary Musical Arts Department and founder and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, an internationally renowned Yiddish music ensemble.