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Rites of Spring Returns with “Unexpected Correspondences”

The Ulysses Quartet (pictured above) joins Paolo Bartolani for the opening concert of this year's Rites of Spring Music Festival, "The Beatitudes," at RG|NY Vineyards May 12. The North Fork’s Rites of Spring Music Festival, now in its ninth season, is this year presenting a series that pairs music from cultures around the world. The series, this year dubbed “Unexpected Correspondences,” is about “how classical music is connecting with all
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LongHouse Reserve Kicks Off Music Series

LongHouse Reserve in East Hampton will host a series of classical music performances with Young Concert Artists, bringing superb soloists to the gardens for concerts on four Thursday evenings late this summer. "Join us under the stars in our Edward Albee Amphitheater on cushions covered with Jack Lenor Larsen fabrics. Our evening together welcomes our community  to enjoy evening living with art in all forms, our mantra at LongHouse," says LongHouse Director Carrie Rebora Barratt. "Our
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OLA Pachanga Returns to Bay Street

This year's Pachanga to benefit OLA on Friday, April 21 features live "old school" Latin music by local favorite, Mambo Loco, the dynamic rhythms and multisensory performance of Mila Tina and a performance by Sydney, a spoken word artist and the creator of the revolutionary movement practice, "Dance to Freedom." "We're excited about bringing OLA's Pachanga back to Bay Street Theater," said Minerva Perez, executive director of OLA of Eastern Long Island. "It gives people
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Homegrown Long Island Music Comes to Riverhead

Pictured Above: Azwel will perform at The Suffolk on March 2. Homegrown music has long been alive and well on Long Island, and this spring it’s being showcased in a new way at The Suffolk in downtown Riverhead. Long Island Stage, a new island-wide non-profit, has organized three Thursday nights of music in March, showcasing original rock and folk music by groups that call the Island home. Long Island Stage
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“American Renaissance” Comes to the North Fork

The Long Island Composers Alliance and the Namaste Clarinet Quintet of Perugia, Italy have joined together for a series of concerts in early January 2023 titled “American Renaissance,” featuring innovative new works from contemporary composers living and working on Long Island, including two concerts on the North Fork. The North Fork concerts will be held Saturday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m. at the Floyd Memorial Library, 539 First Street in
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An American Sunrise at Custer Institute

Custer Institute and the Long Island Chapter of the New York State Archaeological Association at the Southold Indian Museum will hold an evening of traditional indigenous music, archeoastronomy, & poetry of the first Native American poet laureate under the stars on Saturday, June 11 at 8 p.m.  The evening, to be held at Custer Institute at 1115 Main Bayview Road in Southold, and across the street at the Indian Museum,
Dust from the Stars
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Blow Up Hollywood Reflects on Dust from the Stars

Underground ambient art rock collective Blow Up Hollywood presents “Dust From the Stars: A Reflection” on Saturday, Aug. 14 at Custer Institute Observatory at 8 p.m.   This critically-acclaimed group will perform an outdoor concert under the stars of works from their newest album, which reflects on the cosmos and our journey and genesis from stardust to our current state of being.  This concert is being presented when the Perseid
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Music Festival Highlights Cello & Electronics

It may be autumn, but the Rites of Spring Music Festival springs eternal when it returns to the Custer Institute Observatory in Southold on Sept. 5 for a live performance under the stars. The 7 p.m. concert, titled “Counterpoint,” presents a range of pieces for solo cello and electronics.  Each piece places the cello in conversation with an altered version of itself, with each work approaching the dialogue between the
East End Music Alliance
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Alliance to Host Gathering of Musicians

by Eric Tonyes I’m excited to announce the East End Music Alliance will soon be having our first “official” event.  The event will take place on Columbus Day (October 14) at 7 p.m. at The Green Hill Kitchen in Greenport (on the second floor).  Refreshments and complimentary coffee will be provided, the restaurant will be closed but the owners have been kind enough to organize a bartender to be there.