Rite-A-Thon previewed in the New Yorker

  • 26th August 2013

RITE OF SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL: “RITE-A-THON” Among the other attractions in this free-and-easy classical week is the final installment of this mini-festival, under the direction of the pianists Blair McMillen and Pam Goldberg, which brings both new and familiar music to a laid-back summer venue, Colonels’ Row on Governors Island….

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Ljova and Fireworks reviewed at Lucid Culture

  • 14th August 2013

Saturday afternoon on Governors Island offered a wide variety of sounds: the incessant, ominous rumble of helicopters, indignant seagulls, squealing children all around, cicadas in stereo, and the occasional gunshot. There was also music, which was excellent. On the lawn along the island’s middle promenade, pianists Blair McMillen and Pam…

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Scottie Roche Review of Todd Reynolds at The GLASS

  • 24th September 2012

On an island in New York Harbor, two young children run hand in hand in wide playful circles as an electrically eclectic mix of sounds fills the air. Like myself and the rest of the people gathered, they’re enjoying the fun of summer to the strains of amplified violin (Todd…

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Bang on a Can All-Stars in The New York Times

  • 16th July 2013

A Concert’s Final Note Is Provided by Nature Bang on a Can All-Stars at Rite of Summer Festival By Steve Smith What is it about summertime that makes us flock to outdoor concerts, despite their precarious nature? Some deep connection to a primordial past of fireside storytelling and open-air drum…

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ROS Co-Directors Pam and Blair Interviewed at The Glass

  • 31st July 2012

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…

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