© Kevin W. Condon

Jul 16, 2022, Aug 20, 2022, Sep 10, 2022
Performances at 1pm & 3pm
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Lawn

Don’t miss the 11th sea­son of the Rite of Sum­mer Music Fes­ti­val, tak­ing place Sum­mer 2022 on Gov­er­nors Island. Rite of Sum­mer will present four free out­door con­certs from May through Sep­tem­ber. Rite of Sum­mer shows will be pre­sent­ed twice the same day, at 1pm and 3pm, in Nolan Park for each respec­tive date. 

May 21: Piano sex­tet Grand Band per­forms New York Keys fea­tur­ing works of four New York com­posers, includ­ing a world pre­mière by Grand Band mem­ber Eri­ka Dohi, and, for his 85th birth­day cel­e­bra­tion, an orig­i­nal arrange­ment of Philip Glass’s Part 9 from his ground­break­ing Music in Twelve Parts, Julius Eastman’s Gay Gueril­la and Paul Kerekes’s bloom.

July 16: Vio­lin­ist Cur­tis Stew­art per­forms of Love:, a set of works to cher­ish all the time we live through. of Love fea­tures music of Alice Coltrane, Johannes Brahms, Greek Folk Tunes, Duke Elling­ton, Hen­ry Pur­cell, The Killers, Bill With­ers, JS Bach, Kendrick Lamar/​Thundercat, and Cur­tis Stewart. 

August 20: The West­er­lies per­form Brass Roots: Amer­i­can Folk Tra­di­tions, fea­tur­ing music of Woody Guthrie, the Gold­en Gate Quar­tet, John Prine, and Judee Sill heard anew, along­side works by com­posers whose use of folk melodies tran­scend­ed their time, from the sophis­ti­ca­tion of Duke Elling­ton to the bold imag­i­na­tion of Charles Ives. 

Sep­tem­ber 10: Sybarite5 per­forms The Revolve Tour. Cen­tered around Andy Akiho’s epic work Revolve from Sybarite5’s recent album that debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Tra­di­tion­al Clas­si­cal Charts, The Revolve Tour explores how new per­spec­tives can change per­cep­tions. New works writ­ten exclu­sive­ly for the group by Kamala Sankaram, Jack­son Green­berg, Alek­san­dra Vre­balov, Pedro Girau­do, Jes­si­ca Mey­er, Shawn Con­ley, and Jobi­na Tin­ne­mans will be fea­tured along­side music of the Punch Broth­ers, Komi­tas, Radio­head, and Andy Akiho’s Revolve.

Getting to Nolan Park
3 Minutes from Soissons Landing 7 Minutes from Yankee Pier
1 Minutes from Soissons Landing 5 Minutes from Yankee Pier
Jul 16, 2022, Aug 20, 2022, Sep 10, 2022
1:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Nolan Park - Nolan Park - Lawn