Livingston Taylor

Historic Newton Presents An Evening with Livingston Taylor & New Noise

Saturday, November 16, 7:30 PM
Tickets on sale:  Monday, September 16

Livingston Taylor
Livingston Taylor is coming to Newton!  Historic Newton presents “An Evening With Livingston Taylor & New Noise” Saturday, November 16 at 7:30 PM at the 675-seat theatre located inside the architecturally-acclaimed Newton North High School, 457 Walnut Street, Newton, MA 02460.  Plenty of free parking is available. Reserved-seat tickets for this fundraising concert are priced at $75 and $45.

Tickets go on sale Monday, September 16 here.  

For more information and sponsorship tickets starting at $150 which include VIP seating and after show reception with Livingston Taylor, call:  617-796-1450.

An Evening With Livingston Taylor & New Noise is a fundraiser for the interactive exhibits at Historic Newton’s new museum and education center, which is set to open in the next few months.  In addition, the organization plans to use raised funds to restore a wonderful nursery and an exhibition garden located on the grounds of the historic Newton home once owned by the Durant and Kenrick families.

New Noise features emerging artists from the classrooms of Livingston Taylor.  A devoted supporter of exciting young talent, Livingston is now in the studio recording with some of them and he will showcase one or more of his newest discoveries at this concert.  See here for photos, bios and musical samples.

About Livingston Taylor:

Livingston Taylor picked up his first guitar at the age of thirteen. Who knew that this would signal the beginning of a career that has spanned over forty years and that has encompassed performance, songwriting and teaching.

Born in Boston in 1950, Livingston grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  He is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex, James, Kate and Hugh. At sixteen, Livingston moved back to Boston where he finished high school and began performing in the Boston coffeehouse circuit. At eighteen, he met legendary producer Jon Landau, who later produced Livingston’s first recording for Atlantic Records when he was nineteen.

That first record initiated a creative output that has filled multiple recordings since. Livingston has written most of his music repertoire, including Top Forty hits “I Will be in Love with You” and “I’ll Come Running” — and, recorded by his brother James, “I Can Dream of You,” “Going Round One More Time” and “Boatman” (all on the double Grammy®-winning album Hourglass).

Since those early coffeehouse days, Livingston has never stopped performing, touring with major artists such as Linda Ronstadt, Jimmy Buffett, Fleetwood Mac, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake and Palmer.  He also maintains a busy concert schedule on his own, performing an average of 80 shows a year that mostly include his own music, with an occasional cover of folk, rock, a classic Gershwin or something from the best of Broadway. The depth of Livingston’s musical knowledge is belied by his relaxed and comedic on-stage presence. Livingston describes himself as a pop singer and tours solo, playing his guitar and the piano.

Livingston is a full professor at Berklee College of Music, where he has taught a course, Stage Performance,  since 1989. He teaches young artists invaluable lessons learned over the course of an extensive career on the road. The course is one of the most popular at the College, spawning a sequel, Stage Performance II, this year.

About Historic Newton:

Historic Newton encourages inquiry about and exploration of the history of Newton, Massachusetts within the context of the wider American story.  The organization oversees the Jackson Homestead, the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds and Newton’s Historic Burying Grounds.  Historic Newton also collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits historic artifacts of local significance.  In addition to programs for school groups, HN offers public programs in the form of seminars, workshops, tours and a book club. 

Historic Newton will soon open a new museum and education center at the Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds! Through interactive exhibits, the museum will explore issues of land, liberty and leadership by looking at the three distinguished families who lived and worked there over three centuries.  

For more information about Historic Newton, go here.

 

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