Gospel Road Ensemble
Drive-In Live Concert
In the Barn at Hallockville Museum Farm
October 10th 2020 at 3:00pm
You must make a reservation! Limited space! Tickets $50/car
Call to make your reservation: (631) 298-5292
We are excited to continue presenting our RoSMF live concerts during the2020.
The Gospel Roots Ensemble is part of a new series (RoSMF Fall Series) that serves as a wonderful opportunity for the North Fork community to enjoy classical and contemporary music in unconventional venues. This new and unique partnership with Hallockville Museum Farm will allow an even greater exchange of projects with the common purpose in combining music with the natural environment and history.
Gospel Roots Ensemble will feature Tom Manuel, extraordinary trumpet player bringing together a wonderful mix of some of the most impressive performers from the scenes of jazz, bluegrass, country, gospel and western traditions and is very much so inspired by Manuel's childhood growing up in the Pentecostal church. Featured prominently in the band are musicians and local favorites Steve Salerno, Keenan Zach, Darrell Smith, Buddy Merriam and Laura Landor. Gospel Road presents a wonderfully nostalgic mix of instrumentals adorned with a classic presentation of vocal harmonies with just a touch of storytelling and humor. Tom is President & Founder of The Jazz Loft, Artist in Residence, Stony Brook University, and Director of the Stony Brook University Young Artists Jazz Program.
Founded in 2016 by Paolo Bartolani, Rites of Spring Music Festival has quickly become the premier classical and contemporary music festival on the North Fork of Long Island. The festival is devoted to classical and contemporary music in a setting that engages the community and invites the listener to participate on many levels. We believe great music works best in a unique environment.
Artwork by Gary Osborne
Gospel Road Ensemble - Featuring:
Tom Manuel, Cornet, vocals
Laura Landor, vocals
Steve Salerno, guitar
Buddy Merriam, mandolin
Darrell Smith, drums
Keenan Zach, bass
Counterpoint for Cello & Electronics
Live Outdoor Performance
Under the Stars at Custer Observatory
Saturday September 5th 2020 at 7:00pm
(Rain Date September 12th 2020 7:00PM)
Attendance will be limited to 50 people while COVID-19 precautions are in place. Face masks and social distancing will be required.
Stargazing (weather permitting) through Custer Observatory's telescopes and guided by expert staff will follow the concert.
Please bring your own blanket or chair to enjoy the show.
Custer Institute & Observatory
1115 Main Bayview Rd.
Southold, NY 11971
Cello & Electronics
Artwork by Gary Osborne
This concert presents a range of pieces for solo cello and electronics. Each piece places the cello in conversation with an altered version of itself. Each work differently approaches the dialogue between the live instrument and technology, via transformation, replication, repetition, and amplification. The soloist variously interacts with expanded, manipulated cello sounds, followed by samples, or accompanied by an ensemble of pre-recorded cellos. With the exception of the Bach prelude, the works on this concert were all written after 2003.