Rite of Summer’s Imani Winds Previewed in The New Yorker


For the past five years, Governors Island, a short ferry ride away from Manhattan, has been home to this rambunctious festival, which presents free afternoon concerts of top-tier musical performers. This year’s season concludes at Nolan Park with “From Mississippi to Russia with a Side of NYC,” a typically diverse program by the intrepid Imani Winds, including music by Rimsky-Korsakov, Piazzolla, Villa-Lobos, Paquito D’Rivera, and Valerie Coleman (the group’s flutist), along with arrangements of klezmer dances.

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