Rite of Summer

May 27, 2017
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Entering its 7th season on the island, Rite of Summer is a classical contemporary music festival run by NYC-based pianists Pam Goldberg and Blair McMillen.ROS showcases the country’s finest artists with an emphasis on the cutting-edge.This season’s lineup includes John Cage’s prepared-piano masterpiece “Sonatas & Interludes.”The festival has commissioned 4 composers to write their own “Interludes,” so 4 pianists will each play a portion of the Cage, along with one of the new Interludes. In addition, Rite of Summer will present West Coast vocalist/electronics guru Pamela Z, the brash, young contemporary ensemble Contemporaneous, and an opening day of outdoor percussion music. Dates for this year’s concerts are:

May 27: Talujon Percussion

June 24: “John Cage and Today:” Sonatas and (New) Interludes

July 8: Pamela Z

Aug 5: Contemporaneous

Performances will take place at 12 PM, 1 PM and 3 PM.