The 7th Season of The Parks Concert Series, (formerly The Concerts for City Greens), a free outdoor concert series, concludes on Wednesday, September 10th at 6:30 pm (Rain date: Thursday, September 11th at 6:30pm.) at Tudor City Greens, and will feature professional performers from Broadway and the New York City cabaret, jazz, classical and opera scene. All performers donate their time and talent for these concerts. The concert will be hosted by Tudor City resident, Broadway and cabaret veteran Raissa Katona Bennett.
A new tradition was born last season, when the final concert fell on September 11th, and the series production team realized that they could use this meaningful day to create a special tribute concert of healing. This year it is “EVERYBODY GET TOGETHER – SONGS OF HOPE, JOY & INSPRIATION” and will feature Multiple MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award Winning Headliners ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, MAC, Bistro & Nightlife Award Winning Performance Artist KAREN KOHLER, Sinus & Nasal Surgeon, Singer-Songwriter DR. GARRETT BENNETT, Critically Acclaimed Singer, Songwriter & Recording Artist MARCUS GOLDHABER, 2014 Metrostar Winner KRISTOFFER LOWE, MAC Award Nominated Singer STEARNS MATTHEWS, Multiple MAC & Nightlife Award Winning Singer, Actor MILES PHILLIPS, MAC Award Nominated Singer, Actress BARBARA PORTEUS, Opera, Broadway & Cabaret Singer, Actress MAUREEN TAYLOR and Multiple MAC, Bistro, Nightlife & Broadway World Award Winner LENNIE WATTS.
Host RAISSA KATONA BENNETT, Broadway’s “Christine” in Phantom of the Opera and MAC & Bistro Award Winner, welcomes back series regulars, MAC & Bistro Award Winner TERESE GENECCO as sidekick & drummer, MAC & Bistro Award Winner and Windham Hill Recording Artist SEAN HARKNESS on guitar, Composer & Recording Artist JONATHAN SARAGA on Trumpet, Recording Artist & Arranger MATT SCHARFGLASS on bass, and MAC Award Winning Composer, Pianist & Musical Director BILL ZEFFIRO.
Additional musical direction will be provided by guitarist HENDRIK HELMER and pianists JEFF CUBETA, STEVEN RAY WATKINS & MARK JANAS.
For more information visit: www.raissakatonabennett.com