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Registration for the virtual concert is free through Eventbrite.

Please make a reservation HERE and you will receive the concert link before December 19 at 5:00pm

Rites of Spring Music Festival is keeping the music going with a virtual holiday benefit concert on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. Classical music favorites and Christmas classics will be performed by Rites of Spring Music Festival founder, artistic director, and pianist Paolo Bartolani and soprano Ashley Galvani Bell.

You are invited to participate virtually at the holiday special concert by making a free reservation here, on Eventbrite. A concert link will be emailed to you.

The event is free, though donations are greatly appreciated and can be made at

“We are so grateful for, moved and inspired by the tremendous outpouring of support and contributions to our auction campaign,” shares Bartolani. “It’s no secret how challenging this year has been for everyone and, like many other organizations, we’ve had to adapt. Thank you to all of you for helping keep the arts alive and the music going.”

Music Program:

Antonin Dvořák – Song to the Moon from “Rusalka”

Giacomo Puccini – Quando men vo from “Boheme”

Lucy Simon – How Could I Ever Know from The Secret Garden

Leo Delibes – Les Filles de Cadix

Caccini arr. Vavilov – Ave Maria

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Oh Holy Night

Ashley Galvani Bell, soprano

Paolo Bartolani, piano