at Quogue Wildlife Refuge by Cliff Baldwin & ACME
Sunday June 4th 2017 at 5:00pm
Pre – Concert Conversation 4:30pm- A Presentation with Live Owls and a Conversation with East End Naturalists and the Composer
Concert followed by Wild Food and Complementary Wine Reception
Quogue Nocturne is a live concert by the Aquebogue Contemporary Music Ensemble featuring the sounds of the natural environment and live performers. Quogue Nocturne is an electroacoustic soundscape of water, birds, flora and fauna all sourced locally. The ensemble will mix field recordings made by the composer in Aquebogue, Chiang Mai, Thailand and Quogue along with live performers. Sounds from owls, frogs, crickets from the East End and Southeast Asia will mesh with sounds of our immediate environment. An after-Concert Wild Food Reception will be held for the audience in collaboration with Early Girl Farm and Laurel Lake Vineyards
Purchase Tickets by calling the Quogue Wildlife Refuge at 631.653.4771
A note from the Artistic Director of Rites of Music:
Rites of Spring Music Fest is the second edition of the classical and contemporary concert series held each April, May and June on the East End of Long Island. After a successful and enthusiastic first edition, Rites of Spring Music Fest has more events programmed and a more partners for the new edition in 2017. The festival showcases the best young professional musicians – as well as international guests – in innovative and exciting music programs.
With complimentary wine & food tastings and breathtaking natural landscapes, this unique combination of music, environment, and historic sites allows artists and audiences alike to experience classical and contemporary music in intimate settings. This year we welcome distinguished guests such as musicians from the Stony Brook University Music Department and begin a partnership with PianoFest in the Hamptons who are sending three of their best-loved pianists.
Rites of Spring Music Fest is all about sharing: music is for everyone. It is youthful and energetic, engaging top young musicians who reach out with their message of music – that classical and contemporary music is fun, beautiful and, above all, inspiring. The Festival offers the community and the numerous visitors who arrive on the East End of Long Island, a new perspective on the interplay between music, art, history, architecture and landscape.
Enjoy the music,
Paolo Bartolani, Artistic and Executive Director
For more informatin about this concert series, visit their website at RitesMusic.org