From Cuban Dance to Copland

The series will have world-class musicians performing creative musical programs in unconventional locations

For anyone stuck outside of Montauk with the August blues again, next week’s Music for Montauk schedule of concerts should be a soothing balm. The series, which runs from Tuesday to Aug. 22, will have world-class musicians performing creative musical programs in unconventional locations.

The series kicks off on Tuesday with a Cuban-style dance band, Funky Guajiro, at Solé East at 8 p.m. The quartet features vocals, bass, percussion, and tres guitars. Tickets cost $20 at the door. 

On Wednesday, Inspired by Shakespeare, with harp, strings, and vocals, will play at 5:30 p.m. at Fort Pond House at 128 Second House Road. Admission is free. 

Next Thursday brings the Four Elements Summer Benefit Party at a private residence, where the music, food prepared by a private chef, and wine served by a sommelier will evoke the four elements. Tickets cost $150 and are limited to 50. 

On Aug. 20, a rodeo concert will be given under a tent on the grounds of Montauk County Park at Third House. A chamber orchestra will perform a program featuring “Appalachian Spring” and “Rodeo” by Aaron Copland beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free for the family-friendly concert. On Aug. 22 at the same site and time, Frederick Zlotkin will play cello as a guest performer in a Schubert String Quintet concert. 

Guests have been invited to supply their own drinks and picnics for these outdoor events. Tickets can be purchased at musicformontauk.org. J.B.