EASTIE NOW, a local business that focuses on non-profit and small business administration in the neighborhood teamed up with Zumix and East Boston High School to bring the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for a special performance at the high school.
Six-hundred people attended the free concert on Sunday, November 9 that included the BSO’s string quintet, a performance by Zumix’s band Diversity as well as performance of the National Anthem sung by Senior Tayler Fernandes Nuñes.
Over 1,000 free tickets were distributed by EASTIE NOW staff to local residents including the East Boston Social Center, Victoria Gardens, Maverick Landing, several Parent Teacher Organizations and many more. In addition to the music, three of Boston’s food trucks had crowds lined up for the duration of the event. Participating Food Trucks included Slush King selling locally produced Bianchi Sausage, Sheherazad vending amazing Middle Eastern Food and Frozen Hoagies distributing their giant frozen ice cream sandwiches.
“We were thrilled for the chance to work with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. It was an amazing opportunity for our youth to perform to a larger audience and to learn from one of the most impressive performing groups in our city,” said Madeleine Steczynski, co founder and executive director of Zumix. “Also, the food trucks were awesome. We would like to thank the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Billy Perry, and all of the folks at Eastie Now for organizing such a great event.”