Rites of Spring Music Festival, Inc.

Castello di Borghese Vineyard, 17150, County Road 48, Cutchogue, NY


Saturday, April 27, 2019


5:00 pm





Fourth Annual Rites of Spring Music Festival Presents: Transfigured Night

On April 27, 2019, the Fourth Annual Rites of Spring Music Festival will commence at Castello de Borghese Vineyards with a groundbreaking performance by the Vespers String Sextet.

Paolo Bartolani, founder and artistic director of the festival said, “The concert will showcase two of the greatest musical masterpieces of the late 19th century: Brahms exquisite First-String Sextet and Schoenberg’s monumental Transfigured Night.”

“I am delighted to present the fourth edition of Rites of Spring Music Festival,” Mr. Bartolani continues, “It is focused on bringing new and thrilling music programs to the East End of Long Island.”

As a tribute to Schoenberg, who was also a painter and whose work reflects strong visual imagination, artistic visual images will surround the music at the concert, creating an atmosphere of total immersion for the audience. The musicians of the Vespers String Sextet have garnered countless awards and performed extensively in the United States and abroad. This is their debut performance as a group on the North Fork.

The young Rites of Spring Festival has enjoyed ever increasing support for its innovative programs and commitment to bring classical and contemporary music in non-traditional venues to the East End of Long Island. This year’s Festival will present seven concerts. A complete description and listing of all seven concerts can be found on the Rites of Spring website at

Tickets for this concert can be purchased online for $25, or $30 at the door. For additional information regarding the festival, please email

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