Laurie Anderson’s Concert for Dogs

Calling all canines!  Calling their owners!  You and your cherished pooch are invited to an extraordinary event at LongHouse —a first-ever concert for dogs!

The idea for this remarkable “first” was precipitated by a conversation held eight years ago between performance artist and recipient of the LongHouse Award, Laurie  Anderson,  and cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Rhode Island School of Design.  Anderson mentioned a fantasy of hers: to play for an audience of dogs. Ma incredulously responded: “Are you kidding? I have the same fantasy!” And Anderson’s dream took hold. Since then, she has entertained the canine crowd and their owners in Sydney, Australia and in Times Square, New York to rave reviews. Now, her phantasmagorical dream comes to LongHouse!

This one-of-a-kind  happening  took place on two days in two venues. Anderson’s acclaimed documentary, “Heart of a Dog,” a love-letter to her late husband Lou Reed and their rat terrier, Lolabelle, will be screened at Guild Hall on Thursday, August 11.  Ms. Anderson’s concert will take place in the LongHouse amphitheater on Saturday, August 13.

Beautiful dogs with their wonderful owners enjoyed the concert and reception with treats galore for our two and four legged friends!

The ARF mobile was on hand with a dogs and cats up for adoption, we wanted to keep them all!

Thank you to Laurie Anderson, cellist Rubin Kodheli, ARF and our terrific sponsors:  Deep River Snacks, Zico Coconut Water, and the South Fork Pet Company.

Film Screening: Laurie Anderson’s “Heart of a Dog” at Guild Hall
Thursday, August 11

Call Guild Hall for details: 631.324.4050