2013 Concert SeasonSat. July 13, (raindate July 14): Bang on a Can All Stars
Sat. Aug. 10 (raindate Aug. 11): Ljova and the Kontraband & Fireworks Ensemble
Sun. Sept. 1 (raindate Mon. Sept. 2): RITE-A-THON with Blair McMillen, Pam Goldberg, TIGUE & Theo Bleckmann
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The Rite of Summer Festival on Governor’s Island kicked off again this past July 7th, but there are two more exciting shows coming up on August 4th with The JACK Quartet and the Sept. 3rd show featuring violinist-composer Todd Reynolds. These concerts are free to the public, so please do check them out!
Pianists and artistic co-directors of the series Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg had a few minutes to talk about the concerts.
By ALLAN KOZINN
September 5, 2011
Governors Island is a bit off the beaten path, as concert sites go. But the idea of staging a summer music festival there, devoted mostly to contemporary works, is inspired. (more…)
“The freewheeling new series of contemporary chamber music on Governors Island, organized by the pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, wraps up with a free concert (performed twice) that uses Falla’s “Suite Populaire Espagnole” as a jumping-off point for more adventurous repertory by Sofia Gubaidulina, Marc Mellits, and John Adams (the ubiquitous “Road Movies”); the pianists are joined by the violinists Miranda Cuckson and Nurit Pacht.” (Sept. 4 at 1 and 3. No tickets required. The free Governors Island ferry departs from South Ferry in lower Manhattan.)