In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Diane Edgecomb, Storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic Harpist

2 Sessions (select one): Friday, June 21, or Saturday, June 22, 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Hunnewell Building and Arboretum Landscape, Arnold Arboretum

Join us for an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane and Margot spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, travels through the Arboretum with story and music. Each story is told under a different tree or among a unique collection of Arboretum plants. The program begins under a grand Cedar of Lebanon, moves into the rosaceous collection, to the oaks of Bussey Hill, then onward to Hemlock Hill, culminating with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told amid the birches at sunset.

Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz

Excerpts from Duke Ellington’s Sacred Jazz presented with a combined adult choir and soloists from People’s Baptist Church, teens from Boston City Singers, Paul White jazz trio, a narrator, and a tap dancer, at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Jamaica Plain and People’s Baptist Church in Roxbury. Presented by the Celebrity Series of Boston Neighborhood Arts series.

Banned in Boston

Banned in Boston, the annual comedy and music revue hosted by WGBH's Margery Eagan and Jim Braude, is Rehearsal for Life’s signature fundraising event. For one-night-only, local Boston celebrities, media personalities, politicians, and business, arts and community leaders rally together to put on a show of hilarity, musical satire and skits.  

The show supports Rehearsal for Life’s Urban Improv program using theater as a vehicle for social change. Since 1992, the interactive program has engaged over 75,000 young people at more than 125 schools and community groups.  

Urban Improv’s structured improvisational theater workshops are designed to strengthen social and emotional (SEL) skills and help students deal creatively with real-life challenges through dialogue and performance.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye: Holidays with Haydn!

Enjoy 18th century parlor music in our 18th century parlor! In celebration of the holiday season, the Loring Greenough House is hosting a special chamber music concert featuring students from the world-renown Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Alumni from Walnut Hill are currently members of major symphony orchestras around the globe. The works of Haydn will be featured (with a little Mozart, too!) A festive reception with light refreshments will follow. Don't miss this chance to see and hear the classical music stars of tomorrow! --

Tickets: $15 general admission and $10 for LGH members* plus a small processing fee.

Bon Appétit! – Julia Child Opera!

Who ever knew cooking could be so funny? Join us for a food-inspired evening with Boston-based performers Vanessa Schukis and Jamaica Plain's Pianist Scott Nicholas, as they present Lee Hoiby’s comic one-act opera, Bon Appétit!, based on the culinary icon Julia Child. Schukis is a recognized actress and a character mezzo who will keep you laughing with her fast-paced rendering of Julia Child in the kitchen. Nicholas, based in Boston, is an accomplished pianist with a repertoire spanning classical and musical theater. Delightful gastronomical songs will round out the evening.