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Rite of Summer Music Festival

  • Music, Classical and opera
Rite of Summer
Photograph: Courtesy Reilly Graham

Time Out says

Head out to Governors Island on Saturday for the Rite of Summer Music Festival with two free concerts at 1pm and 3pm featuring Alarm Will Sound (a 20-member band committed to innovative performances and recordings of today’s music) performing the NYC premiere of John Luther Adams’ "Ten Thousand Birds." The festival aims to present the highest quality live performances, and to bring free contemporary classical music to as many people as possible in a relaxed, fun, outdoor setting. "Ten Thousand Birds" is based on the songs of birds that are native to, or migrate through the American northeast and midwest. The NYC Audubon Society will host a 2pm birdwalk around Governors Island to enhance the experience further.


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