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Rites of Spring Music Festival – Live Concert # 2

Rites of Spring Ensemble
New Music Under The Big Sky
Custer Observatory
1115 Main Bayview Rd.
Southold, NY 11971
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Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 7:30 PM
Rain date is scheduled for June 19 at 7:30pm.


Ticket price:
General audience: $45
Friends of Rites of Spring and Members of Custer Institute: $35
Children Under 16 FREE
Make a Donation to The Retreat: $ 5

This concert is made possible with the contribution of
Huntington Arts Council – Decentralization Fund and EETA Grant
In collaboration with Custer Observatory

Attendance to this in-person performance will be limited and restrictions in place per NYS COVID-19 guidelines required at the time of the event.

Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor presentation.
To learn more about the Rites of Spring Music Festival visit ritesmusic.org

New Music Under The Big Sky
New Music Under The Big Sky will take you on a journey to create an immersive musical evening like nothing you have experienced before.
The performance features Rites of Spring Ensemble (R o S Ensemble), a new group that embodies the spirit of the new music culture and is dedicated to performing innovative, collaborative, and exciting works of living composers and the contemporary works from composers of the recent past.
Whether you’re a classical lover or a lover of extraordinary experiences, Music in The Sky pushes the boundaries of a traditional music event. This program presents new music by Hull, Seo, Andres, Crowell and classic contemporary music by Steve Reich for a very exciting evening of music and stargazing!
Music is diversifying and changing. R o S Ensemble aims to showcase this growth by bringing people together, and focusing on what is happening today in the global arts world.
Come and slow down with us, be immersed with music, lights and stars!
Following the concert, Observatory staff will provide guided tours of the night sky (weather permitting) through our many telescopes on site, including the apochromatic Zerochromat telescope in our historic observation dome.
Music Program

Allison Loggins Hull – Pray (flute + electronics)
Juri Seo – V” for solo vibraphone (vibraphone )
Andrew Rodriguez – re : Write (flute, percussion + electronics)
Missy Mazzoli – Vespers (violin + electronics)
David Crowell – Eklutna (cello, electric guitar + electronics)
Timo Andres – Fast Flows the River (cello + synthesizer)
David Crowell – Point Cloud (electric guitar + electronics)
Steve Reich – New York Counterpoint (clarinet + electronics)
Rites of Spring Ensemble (R o S Ensemble )
R o S Ensemble is a collectively organized group of musicians dedicated to performing classical music and creating new artistic works at the highest level.
Based on the East End of Long Island, the ensemble is committed to the idea that new music belongs in every community, and implements this mission through touring and outreach to connect with audiences and artists, focusing specifically on bringing music to locations out of the reach of many music organizations.
Ginevra Petrucci, Flute
Gleb Kanasevich, Clarinet & electronics
Domenic Salerni, Violin
Iva Casian-Lakos, Cello
David Crowell , Electric Guitar
Dan Lippel, Electric Guitar
Dan Pate, Percussions
Paolo Bartolani, Piano / Synthesizer

Created by founder Paolo Bartolani, pianist and artistic director of Rites of Spring Music Festival, R o S Ensemble is dedicated to connecting communities across the East End of Long Island and the United States through the development and performance of music across the country.
This ensemble explores, performs and studies new concepts of notation, extended performing techniques, group improvisation and group composition, including other aspects of performance centered around the latest developments in sonic art. Their experience is extensive: from creating and performing music in unconventional venues, to site-specific projects that combine music, natural environment and history, to collaborating with like-minded artists, performers, and thinkers, and offering a platform for all whose work demands it.

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Jun 12 2021




Southold Town


Custer Observatory 1115 Main Bayview Rd. Southold, NY 11971 View Map
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