Photo by Adrien H. Tillmann
Rite of Summer: Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive
Go: Organic Orchestra and Brooklyn Raga Massive present:
RAGMALA (A Garland of Ragas)
Composed and improvisationally conducted by Adam Rudolph
This event features two performances at 1pm and 3pm.
Brooklyn Raga Massive has been making waves for their role instigating what the New York Times, New Yorker, and Wall Street Journal have called a “Raga Renaissance.” The Go: Organic Orchestra with Adam Rudolph has been pushing the boundaries of large ensemble creative music for over 20 years, collaborating with musicians such as Yusef Lateef, Bennie Maupin, Don Cherry, Sam Rivers, Pharaoh Sanders, and L. Shankar.
This ambitious project brings together Brooklyn Raga Massive and Go: Organic Orchestra into a synergistic exploration of raga, India’s classical music and contemporary creative music. Composer Adam Rudolph’s hypnotic polyrhythmic explorations propel a spontaneous conducted group of over 20 musicians including legends of the African-American creative music, such as Hamid Drake and Gnawa master musician Hassan Hakmoun.
Rite of Summer
Rite of Summer produces free outdoor concerts of classical and cutting-edge contemporary music, performed by many of New York City’s best-known soloists and ensembles. These musicians, all of whom perform on some of the world’s most prestigious concert stages, are excited about reaching a younger and more eclectic audience base on Governors Island. The festival’s “concert hall” is Nolan Park– a grassy lawn where listeners are encouraged to sprawl out on blankets or picnic tables and take in the great outdoors. Audiences of all ages are captivated by the series, the setting, the music, and the full Governors Island experience.