/gallery/ads/2270.jpg?u=1563573914

Log In   ·   Become A Member

4th Annual Rites Of Spring Music Festival To Open With Vespers String Sextet Performance

Sydney A. Braat

Castello de Borghese Vineyards will host the 4th Annual Rites of Spring Music Festival launch on Saturday, April 27. A groundbreaking performance by the Vespers String Sextet will be the centerpiece of the evening. Rites of Spring has quickly become the premier classical and contemporary music festival on the East End of Long Island. The festival is devoted to contemporary sounds in a setting that engages the community and invites the listener to participate on many levels. This year's schedule is taking the Festival to new heights as it will explore new combinations of music, the natural environment and historic sites.

"I am delighted to present the fourth edition of Rites of Spring Music Festival," Paolo Bartolani, Founder and Artistic Director of the Festival, remarked. "It is focused on bringing new and thrilling music programs to the East End of Long Island."

"The concert will showcase two of the greatest musical masterpieces of the late 19th century: Brahms' exquisite First-String Sextet and Schoenberg's monumental Transfigured Night," Bartolani continued.

Artistic visual images will surround the music at the concert as a tribute to Schoenberg, who was also a painter and whose work reflects strong visual imagination. The musicians of the Vespers String Sextet have garnered countless awards and performed extensively in the United States and abroad. This is their debut performance as a group on the North Fork.

The young Rites of Spring Festival has enjoyed ever increasing support for its innovative programs and commitment to bring classical and contemporary music in non-traditional venues to the East End of Long Island. This year's Festival will present seven concerts.

The 2019 concert schedule is as followed:

Saturday, April 27, 5:00 p.m.: Transfigured Night at Castello di Borghese Vineyards, Brahms and Schoenberg String Sextet

Sunday, May 5th 4:30 p.m.: Nature's Sounds Concert at Quogue Wildlife Refuge, The Four Winds Trio: Ray Anderson, Giovanni Perez, Jay Rozen, & Tony Valderrama

Saturday, May 11th 7:00 p.m.: A Doll's House: A new opera at Jamesport Meeting House with Grace Oberhofer, Allison Benko, Sarah Crane. This performance is based on the play by Henrik Ibsen.

Saturday, May 18th, 5 p.m.:​ Latin American Art Songs at Castello di Borghese Vineyards with Nell Snaidas, Soprano, Francisco Roldán, Guitar, Danny Mallon, percussion

​Saturday, June 1, 8:00 p.m.:​ Stockhausen's Tierkreis at Ris Gallery with Cliff Baldwin and Dwight Frizzell, woodwinds, percussion & electronics

​Saturday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m.:​ Liminal Highway at Custer Observatory, Flutist Timothy Munro and Chris Cerrone, electronics

​Saturday, June 15th, 7:00 p.m.:​ Viennese Lyrical Evening Closing Festival at Laurel Lake Vineyard with Schubert and Schumann lieder Tammy Hensrud, soprano, Ginevra Petrucci, flute and Paolo Bartolani, piano

A complete description and listing of all seven concerts can be found on the Rites of Spring website at www.ritesmusic.org. For additional information regarding the festival, please email info@ritesmusic.org.




Related Articles:

Be the first to comment on this article. (Just fill out the form below)
 

Submit Your Comment

Please note, you are not currently logged in. Your comment will be submitted as a guest.
To submit your comment as a member, please click here.
Your Name:
Location:*
Comments:*
* Comments will be reviewed and posted in a timely fashion
* All fields are required
Question:*
What color is a banana?
(For spam prevention, thanks)
 
 
/gallery/ads/2131.gif?u=1563573914
/gallery/ads/2257.gif?u=1563573914
/gallery/ads/1539.jpg?u=1563573914
East End Tick Control
The East End's only New York State licensed dedicated tick and mosquito control specialists!

BNB Bank
For over 100 years Bridgehampton Bank has been the East End's hometown bank. Many success stories...one bank, BNB!

Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home
We pay less,and so do you.With over 1,000 stores in our buying group, we can get the lowest prices from the best flooring manufacturers — and pass the savings on to you.Visit our other locations: Hamptons Carpet One Floor & Home, 675 North Sea Road,Southampton, NY 11968

CP Complete- Landscape Design & Construction
Paul Guillo And Chris Hall Two Of The Most Respected Names In The Community Together, they are partners in CP Complete. They bring their years of experience and integrity to creating and renovating luxury backyards.

Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field.
Hamptons luxury real estate specialist for 33 years, Andrea Ackerman offers outstanding expertise in the field. Trusted, experienced and successful, Andrea has solidified herself as the go-to broker of the Hamptons and a wholehearted advocate for her clients. A pioneer in the real estate industry on the East End of Long Island, she is driven by her passion for the business. Andrea is based in the Bridgehampton office of Brown Harris Stevens as a licensed real estate associate broker and consultant. Formerly, a principal partner and Senior Director at Brown Harris Stevens, Andrea now assists in developing their corporate strategy for the Hamptons region, advising other brokers and sales associates, as well as being one of the top producers and listors.

Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873
Brown Harris Stevens is the quintessential luxury real estate firm, with a history of leadership and a culture of professionalism and discretion dating back to 1873. At every level of Brown Harris Stevens, you will find highly experienced, knowledgeable experts, single-mindedly devoted to your interests and your satisfaction. With offices in the Hamptons, New York City, Palm Beach, and Miami our brokers are exceptional - leading the field with the quality of their work ethic, their outstanding success rate and the sheer quantity of their transactions.

Southrifty Drug 54 Jagger Lane, Southampton Village
Southrifty Drug is a small, neighborhood pharmacy with limited shelf space, and we have to be very selective about which over-the-counter items we carry. As a result you'll find a no nonsense concentration of very effective, high quality and useful products on our shelves. In this new section, we feature a number of these products that we feel are especially worthy of your consideration.

Newly Constructed Modern Farmhouse- Nest Seekers
This beautifully, newly constructed masterpiece by Breskin Development in Sag Harbor is located in a peaceful neighborhood, tucked away on a quiet Cul De Sac. Situated on a great builder’s acre, the home offers 7,100+- square feet of high end construction. Walking up to your new home, you notice the stunning exterior, featuring clapboard siding, a cedar and standing seem metal roof, Belgian block and peastone driveway, and an extensive bluestone patio.