Kara Sainz and Peter Dugan Previewed in The New Yorker

  • 20th July 2016

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.

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Jeffrey Zeigler with Ian Rosenbaum Previewed in The New York Times

  • 28th June 2016

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.

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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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