Headline Concerts on the New Haven Green

Elan Trotman with Rohn Lawrence

and Special Guest The Rahsaan Langley Project

Barbados-born, Berklee-educated saxophonist Elan Trotman and Elm City's own Rohn Lawrence are joined by The Rahsaan Langley Project to kick-off our headline series on the New Haven Green.

Sat, June 9, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
3 hrs 30 min

Flor de Toloache & Las Cafeteras

Flor de Toloache
NYC's Flor de Toloache brings the fireworks every time they perform, combining influences from Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Germany, Italy, and the U.S. to create an edgy, versatile, and fresh take on traditional mariachi music. This all-woman band has won hearts around the world, captivating crowds at The Grand Ole Opry, Coachella, and more. Bring your dancing shoes and get ready to fall in love.

Las Cafeteras
With its roots in community activism and its blend of influences, Las Cafeteras is a band with things to say and a vibrant way of saying them. Las Cafeteras brings together traditional Son Jarocho sounds, Afro-Mexican rhythms, the traditional dance zapateado, and inspiring lyrics—in English, Spanish, and Spanglish—to serve up a music both unique to East LA and universal in its appeal.

Sun, June 10, 2018, 6:00pm  Details
3 hrs 30 min

Ruth B

JUNO-award winning singer-songwriter Ruth B stunned the world with the success of “Lost Boys”—reaching the top 100 on iTunes and eventually rising to become the only piano ballad on the Billboard Top 40 when she was still in her teens. Inspired by The Beatles, Carole King, Lauryn Hill, and Taylor Swift, Ruth B combines a soulful voice with powerful lyrics that are both universal and unmistakably her own.

Join us as Ruth B shares songs from her phenomenal debut album, Safe Haven.

Sat, June 16, 2018, 7:00pm  Details
2 hrs 30 min

Amir ElSaffar

with members of the Rivers of Sound Orchestra and New Haven Symphony Orchestra

Iraqi-American trumpeter, santur player, vocalist, and composer Amir ElSaffar's Rivers of Sound Orchestra brings together musicians from a broad spectrum of musical worlds, creating a musical language that combines Middle Eastern "maqams" (modes) and instruments such as oud (lute), santur (hammered dulcimer), and hand percussion, with the rhythm, aesthetics, and instrumentation of contemporary Jazz. Rivers of Sound's 2017 release, Not Two, was described by the Chicago Tribune as "some of the most sensuously beautiful large-ensemble work being created today." For this performance, 10 musicians from Rivers of Sound are joined by 13 members of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra to form a hybrid ensemble performing new arrangements of ElSaffar's compositions, projected on a wider canvas.

Sun, June 17, 2018, 4:00pm  Details
2 hrs