Rite of Summer Music Festival Concludes with A BIGGER PICTURES, 9/7
Rite of Summer Music Festival presents the final concerts of its 2014 season as Grand Band performs "A BIGGER PICTURE" on Sunday, Sept. 7th at 2pm and 4pm at Nolan Park, Governors Island, NYC.
Featuring two free one-hour programs of contemporary six-piano music including the world premiere of Yale composer Ben Wallace's A Road You Can Go, a circus-like, funk-inspired piece for a panoply of keyboards, auxiliary percussion, melodicas, toy pianos and a solo keytar, New York premieres by Bang on a Can co-founder Michael Gordon and Grand Band member Paul Kerekes, as well as Steve Reich's seminal classic Six Pianos. Grand Band is made up of pianists Vicky Chow, David Friend, Paul Kerekes, Lisa Moore, Isabelle O'Connell and ROS Co-Director Blair McMillen.
In a locale The New York Times has called a "Playground for the Arts," the aims of the Festival, now in its fourth and busiest season, continue to be simply to present the highest quality live performances and to bring free contemporary classical music to as many people as possible in a relaxed, fun, outdoor setting. Rite of Summer shows will be presented twice the same day, at 1pm and 3pm. Audiences should feel free to walk by, stop and listen, lay down a picnic blanket and relax, eat lunch, intermingle, and take in these engaging live performances.
Governors Island is a short ferry ride from South Ferry, in lower Manhattan and from Brooklyn Bridge Park. For a full ferry schedule, visit www.govisland.com.
For more information, visit www.riteofsummer.com.