This innovative little festival is one of several organizations that is making Governors Island into a summertime playground for outdoor cultural events. Its next concert, at Nolan Park, is by an exceptional young singer and her able accompanist, performing songs by Gershwin, Ginastera, Purcell, and Falla.
This lively festival offers concerts on a grassy, shaded field on Governors Island. The festivities kick off this weekend with a program featuring the cellist Jeffrey Zeigler and the percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum, who will perform a contemporary lineup of works by Andy Akiho, Bryce Dessner, Paola Prestini and David T. Little.
Rite of Summer features adventurous programs, often performed by young musicians and singers, combining familiarity and novelty.
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…
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