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Rite of Summer: Sandbox Percussion
Sandbox Percussion presents the world premiere of Brendon Randall-Myers’ Conjoining and works by Jonny Allen, Victor Caccese, Steve Reich, Juri Seo, and Julia Wolfe.
This event features two performances at 1pm and 3pm.
Lauded by The Washington Post as “revitalizing the world of contemporary music” with “jaw dropping virtuosity,” and “a bombshell of raw-talent” by I Care if You Listen, Sandbox Percussion has established themselves as a leading proponent in this generation of contemporary percussion chamber music. Brought together by their love of chamber music and thesimplejoy of playing together, Sandbox Percussion captivates audiences with performances that are both visually and aurally stunning. Through compelling collaborations with composers and performers, Jonathan Allen, Victor Caccese, Ian Rosenbaum and Terry Sweeney seek to engage a wider audience for classical music.
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.