Tanglewood Comes To The Courtyard

It wasn’t the Berkshires — just the Staples High School courtyard.

But several hundred music lovers packed picnic dinners, lugged lawn chairs, and enjoyed a (free) evening of a cappella, jazz and symphonic music, played by scores of talented Staples musicians, at tonight’s 1st-ever Outdoor Pops Concert.

The courtyard has lots of concrete.  But there are plenty of plants too, and the atmosphere was warm in every sense of the word.

Kudos to Carrie Mascaro, Adele Valovich, Justin Miller and Nick Mariconda for using the space — and their students — so creatively.

A small portion of the large courtyard crowd.

The jazz band kicks it at the Staples Pops Concert.

For a YouTube video of the Symphonic and Freshman Orchestras in action, click below:

6 responses to “Tanglewood Comes To The Courtyard

  1. westporter95

    I hope it becomes an annual concert, BBQ included. Go Staples Music !!

  2. Definitely this was the first of a new Westport tradition! Great music and atmosphere and bringing a picnic dinner was delicious. (But. yes, having grills next year would be really fun.) I loved seeing Carrie Mascaro conducting in your video, Dan. I’ve never seen such an enthusiastic conductor who really GETS each note. The entire Pops was terrific.

  3. This would be a fantastic event to hold in Winslow Park

  4. Ilene Mirkine

    What a wonderful event! I, too, would hope to see this become an annual event – a beautiful evening of music in fabulous venue. Wow – go Staples Music!

  5. How come u did not tell us about it BEFORE the event!

  6. Holly Wheeler

    I’m sorry not to have known about this in advance of the concert.