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Parker Quartet Previewed in Avant Music News

  • 13th June 2016

Rite of Summer will present free outdoor concerts Memorial Day weekend through late August. In a locale The New York Times has called a “Playground for the Arts,” the aim of the Festival is simple: to present the highest quality live performances, and to bring free contemporary classical music to…

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Parker Quartet Previewed in WQXR

  • 13th June 2016

Enjoy music al fresco as the Rite of Summer Festival on Governor’s Island stages its first event on Sunday, May 29. The Boston-based Parker Quartet will play Beethoven and Bartok at the island’s stately Colonel’s Row. Read the preview

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Rite of Summer’s Imani Winds Previewed in The New Yorker

  • 31st July 2015

For the past five years, Governors Island, a short ferry ride away from Manhattan, has been home to this rambunctious festival, which presents free afternoon concerts of top-tier musical performers. This year’s season concludes at Nolan Park with “From Mississippi to Russia with a Side of NYC,” a typically diverse…

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