The North Fork is very fortunate to have living among us Paolo Bartolani, who has put together an assemblage of local musicians and from around the world, who will perform for us. I have asked Paolo to tell us about the second edition of this wonderful event of classical & contemporary music and hope that you will join us for the opening concert on Sunday, April 30th...Marie
Rites of Spring Music Fest is the second edition of the classical and contemporary concert series held each April, May and June on the North Fork of Long Island.
After a successful and enthusiastic first edition last year, Rites of Spring Music Fest has more events in the program and a larger partnership for 2017.
The festival showcases the best young professional musicians, as well as international guest musicians, in innovative and exciting music programs.
With complimentary wine & food tastings and breathtaking natural landscapes, this unique combination of music, natural environment and historical sites allows artists and audiences alike to experience classical and contemporary music in intimate and inspiring settings.
This year we welcome distinguished guest musicians from the Stony Brook University Music Department and PianoFest in the Hamptons who are sending three of their best-loved pianists.
Rites of Spring Music Fest is all about sharing - music is for everyone. It is also about youthful, energetic and engaging young musicians who reach out with the message, that classical and contemporary music is fun, beautiful and, above all, inspiring.
The Festival offers to our community, to the numerous visitors to the North Fork, and all lovers of music a new perspective of encounter between music, art, history, architecture and landscape.
Enjoy the music!
Artistic and Executive Director