About Us


To involve, enrich and inspire the community and audiences by providing quality classical and contemporary chamber music, site specific artistic experiences and creative outreach activities.


Rites of Spring Music Fest is dedicated to providing exceptional and accessible chamber music performances, bringing live classical and contemporary music to the community and to younger generations through music events and outreach performances, and encouraging tourism on the East End of Long Island.

To invite communities and audiences to discover, explore and appreciate chamber music through concerts, conversations, cultural and educational events.

To create a rich musical environment through collaboration with other area organizations

To enhance the area’s appeal as a cultural and recreational destination

Music Fest Introduction

Rites of Spring Music Fest is the second edition of the classical and contemporary concert series held each April, May and June on the East End of Long Island.

After a successful and enthusiastic first edition in terms of audience and promotion, Rites of Spring Music Fest has more events in the program and a larger partnership for the new edition 2017.

The festival showcases the best young professional musicians – as well as international guests – in innovative and exciting music programs.

With complimentary wine & food tastings and breathtaking natural landscapes, this unique combination of music, natural environment, historical sites allows artists and audiences alike to experience classical and contemporary music in intimate settings.

This year we welcome distinguished guests such as musicians from the Stony Brook University Music Department and begin a partnership with PianoFest in the Hamptons who are sending three of their best-loved pianists.

Rites of Spring Music Fest is all about sharing: music is for everyone. It is also youthful and energetic, engaging top young musicians to reach out with the message of music – that classical and contemporary music is fun, beautiful and, above all, inspiring.

The Festival offers to the community and to the numerous visitors, who arrive on the East End of Long Island, and all lovers of music a new perspective of encounter between music, art, history, architecture and landscape.

Enjoy the music
Paolo Bartolani, Artistic and Executive Director