New Music Under The Big Sky
Rites of Spring Ensemble
1115 Main Bayview Rd, Southold, NY 11971
Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 7:00 PM
Rain date is scheduled for June 4 at 7:00pm.
General audience: $45
Friends of Rites of Spring and Members of Custer Institute: $35
Children Under 16 FREE
Please bring a blanket or chair to enjoy this outdoor presentation.
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.
This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Huntington Arts Council. This concert was made possible with public funding provided by Suffolk County, sponsored by Legislator Al Krupski and with the support of the Suffolk County Legislature.
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 Rohwer, Psathas, Reich, Roche, Goliov, Villa-Lobos and Richter for a very exciting evening of music and stargazing! R o S Ensemble aims 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.
Nils Rohwer - Mimikry duo for marimba & piano
John Psathas - One Study for marimba
Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint for electric guitar
Osvaldo Goliov - Mariel for Cello & marimba
Heitor Villa Lobos - O Canto do Cisne Negro for cello & piano
Max Richter - On the Nature Of Daylight for cello & piano
David John Roche - Twenty-Five Eight Wow for electric guitar & marimba
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.
Iva Casian-Lakos, Cello
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.