NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – The free Emil Paolucci Summer Sounds Concert Series returns to New Rochelle's Hudson Park July 11 with a musical tribute to the 1960's.
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will present the shows, featuring an eclectic mix of styles from jazz to funk, big band, Broadway and opera, at 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday through Aug. 29.
“A free evening of great music available to our entire community is a treat," New Rochelle Council on the Arts President Judith Weber said in an e-mail. "I love going and seeing the friends and families come out every year to listen and enjoy the beauty of what the New Rochelle Parks and waterfront can offer.”
The full Summer Sounds Concert Series schedule includes:
July 11: FABULOUS “SIXTIES” ROCK SHOW – A musical tribute to the swinging '60s.
July 18: 3D RITMO DE VIDA – A Latin tropical mix of funky salsa and Caribbean soul with a New York attitude.
July 25: ANDREW SWIFT FIVE – New arrangements of jazz favorites, plus original compositions.
Aug. 1: VIRGIL SCOTT BIG BAND - A tribute to the big band era in memory of Emil Paolucci.
Aug. 8: NEW ROCHELLE OPERA, co-sponsored by Metro-Med – Four singers offer selections from opera, operetta and Broadway.
Aug. 15: HOWTIME DANCE BAND – Motown, R&B, soul, funk, classic disco, pop, dance rock and jazz.
Aug. 22: ANDREA & JAMES ROHLEHR & THE ANDJAM BAND – Five musicians performing original and popular favorites.
Aug. 29: ALIVE ‘N’ KICKIN’ – Top of the chart hits from every era, every genre, including Broadway and international favorites.
The New Rochelle Council on the Arts will present the series in partnership with the New Rochelle Department of Parks and Recreation and sponsored by Webster Bank. Additional support is being provided by Metro Med, which is helping to underwrite the Aug. 8 concert by New Rochelle Opera. For more information, visit the NRCA website or telephone the Dept. of Parks and Recreation at (914) 654-2087.
The programs are made possible, in part, by ArtsWestchester, with funds from Westchester County government, the city of New Rochelle and the support and participation of NRCA’s membership.