Rites of Spring Music Festival Presents to You: "Music & Tell" A virtual performance series hosted on Saturdays in May, June and July 2020
Launched in 2016 by founder, Paolo Bartolani, the focus of ROSMF has been to expand its music in new, compelling, and adventurous ways. With the challenge of stay-home orders and closed venues, ROSMF has expanded their creative forces to present “Music & Tell” a virtual performance series hosted in 45-minute sessions on Zoom. Music & Tell is aimed to expand the mission of ROSMF and create a stronger sense of identity while investing in the passion and artistry of classical and contemporary artists.
“We have found ourselves moved and inspired by the many musicians connected with our festival. Music is essentially a human relationship, we can communicate our inner world through contact with the other person,” Paolo Bartolani. “To me, that is the essence of music: a reflection of the soul through sound. Living in particular times like these, music allows us to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. We cannot recall a more important time to share such sustenance”.
ROSMF June 2020 Schedule:
Episode # 1 Saturday June 13, 2020 | 5pm Childhood Gems Brian Bak, violin Brian Bak is an excellent violin player that will present a potpourri of short music works and intimate baroque's melodies and romantic songs by Handel, Dvorak, Kreisler.
Episode # 2 Saturday June 20, 2020 | 5pm Best piano works by Takemitsu and Fauré Ben Makino, piano Intimate piano pieces by Toru Takemitsu and Gabriel Fauré performed by music conductor and pianist Benjamin Makino. An interesting way to explore the music of two major composers of XX century.
Episode # 3 Saturday June 27, 2020 | 5pm Meet the composer.... Christopher Cerrone ROSMF invites ‘rising star’ Christopher Cerrone to present his music and tell us about the many sources of inspiration: literature, visual arts, multimedia. This is the inaugural episode dedicated to contemporary composers to present their esthetics and their vision of contemporary life.
ROSMF May 2020 Schedule:
Episode # 1 Saturday May 9, 2020 | 2pm Italian Baroques Sonatas Paolo Bartolani, piano
Episode # 2 Saturday May 16, 2020 | 2pm The pleasures of solitude Ginevra Petrucci, flute
Episode # 4 Saturday May 30, 2020 | 2pm Metamorphoses after Ovid by Britten Terry Keevil, oboe
RoSMF Subscription Package fee is $100.00 - access to all 2020 online performances - membership to the ‘Circle of Friends’ and listed on the website and paper program, - five-percent discount on all 2020 concert tickets, - invitations to special news and events throughout the year.
2020 Sponsorship Opportunities are also available. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Rites of Spring Music Festival is a Proud Member of the Following Organizations: