Free concerts, open to the public, at venues around Boston and Cambridge!
Established in 2012, Neighborhood Arts is launching into its second decade more ambitious than ever!
Neighborhood Arts is our free concert series that's open to all and presents Boston-based and Boston-affiliated artists in venues across Boston and Cambridge. Churches, neighborhood performance halls, and other community spaces come alive with jazz, contemporary music, international styles, and classical.
The program works in harmony with other Arts For All initiatives to present over 70 events annually, such as performances, workshops, and residencies. We give artists a platform to share their voices, and further support creatives by commissioning works from nationally-known composers.
We return to Cambridge's Harvard-Epworth Church and Multicultural Arts Center, and have a robust schedule at Back Bay's beautiful Arlington Street Church (come early and check out the Tiffany stained glass windows!) celebrating the marvelous diversity of Latin music in partnership with Ágora Cultural Architects. We return to Jamaica Plain to present concerts at the spacious and accessible Bethel AME Church.
Education this season: connecting student performers with professional artists
Connecting student performers and working professionals in our Stringfest programs is an important part of Neighborhood Arts. This season, we return to in-person mentorship and co-creation experiences for young musicians, working with luminaries such as jazz violin and viola innovator Chelsey Green and the three musicians of the Soul Yatra Trio: violinist and erhu player Shaw Pong Liu, cello innovator Mike Block, and tabla virtuoso Sandeep Das.
Digital performances, on demand for three months
Select performances in the new season will be available on demand for three months, premiering two Thursdays after the live event. We're also bringing some popular favorites from past seasons back, so relive the magic and