MasterVoices to Celebrate 80th Anniversary with Free ‘Songs for a Summer Night’ Concert

By Logan Martell

On June 8, 2022, MasterVoices will present “Songs for a Summer Night.”

This free, outdoor concert will be held at Waterline Square Park and comes in celebration of MasterVoices’ 80th anniversary. The program will feature new arrangements inspired by the sounds of summer drawing from composers of the Renaissance to the present day. Artistic Director Ted Sperling will lead the MV Chorus and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s joined by guest soprano Shereen Pimentel, who played Maria in the recent Broadway revival of “West Side Story,” and tenor Tariq Al-Sabir. The program also includes the world premiere of Al-Sabir’s “Summers Are Growing Longer,” a new work commissioned by MasterVoices.

“It has been thrilling to be with a live audience again this season. What a pleasure it will be to share a beautiful June evening with our community as we close our 80th anniversary season with a program that evokes the sounds, smells and emotions of summer, as imagined by some of our greatest composers, and to hear the contemporary musical ideas of Tariq Al-Sabir inspired by the sounds of summer in New York.”

In the event of rain, the performance will be held on the following day, June 9. Seats are available on a first-come basis, with concertgoers encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.