05/04/19 6:00am
Brahms and Schoenberg String Sextet performed at Castello di Borghese Vineyards on April 27 during the first of seven Rites of Spring concerts . (Credit: Rites of Spring)

The Rites of Spring Music Festival is back with a series of performances showcasing the beauty and history of the East End. 

Now in its fourth year, Italian-born pianist Paolo Bartolani founded the Rites of Spring music festival as a way for people of all ages to enjoy classical contemporary music through immersive concerts at non-traditional venues. 

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04/26/17 6:02am

Paolo inside his Southold home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Paolo inside his Southold home. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

A concert series focused on beautiful music enhanced by scenic settings is returning to the East End.

The Rites of Spring Music Festival features classical and contemporary musical concerts complemented by the beauty and history of their natural settings. Wine and food tastings will be provided at the events.

“The idea is to offer a multi-sensory experience,” said pianist and event organizer Paolo Bartolani. “To enjoy classical music, but in a different way.” (more…)