8th Rite of Summer Music Festival Announced

Source: New York’s Rite of Summer Music Festival.

The 8th season of Rite of Summer Music Festival on Governors Island this May through August. All concerts are free and will take place twice daily at 1pm and 3pm at Colonels Row on Governors Island.

Sandbox Percussion on Saturday, May 19th at 1pm & 3pm
Works by Steve Reich, Andy Akiho, Victor Caccese, Jonny Allen & Alex Weiser

Ensemble Connect on Saturday, June 9th at 1pm & 3pm
Including Works of Jennifer Higdon, Charles Wuorinen, Osvaldo Golijov & a New York premiere by Andy Akiho commissioned by Carnegie Hall

DITHER on Saturday, July 7th at 1pm & 3pm
Works of Eve Beglarian, Josh Lopes, Lisa Renée Coons, Gyan Riley, James Moore & Taylor Levine

Collaborative Arts Ensemble on August 18th at 1pm & 3pm
Letters of the American South: Works of Samuel Barber, Charles Ives, Johnny Cash, Aaron Copland, Hoagy Carmichael, Henry Mancini & more