Rite of Summer Classical Contemporary Music Festival

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START: 1:00 PM July 2, 2011
END: 5:00 PM July 2, 2011


This weekend kicks off the start of New York City’s first ever classical-contemporary music festival, Rite of Summer, on Governors Island. On Saturday July 2, 40 musicians will perform Terry Riley’s minimalist classic, “In C,” led by keyboardist/conductor/musical impresario Jed Distler. The orchestra includes players from Newspeak, Asphalt Orchestra, Ljova’s Kontraband, American Modern Ensemble. The free outdoor performances begin at 1 and 3pm.

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