Watermill Concert 2009 - The Last Song of Summer: Rufus Wainwright and Norah Jones
Saturday, August 29, 2009 from 4:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE DUE TO WEATHER
Field House of Ross School (Lower School)
739 Butter Lane
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
The second annual Watermill Summer Concert will bring together three exceptional artists on an outdoor stage at the laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson.
Martha Wainwright will showcase material from her new project of rare Edith Piaf songs, a collaboration with Hal Willner. Rufus Wainwright and Norah Jones, two of today’s most beautiful and celebrated pop voices, will sing together for the first time.
The Last Song of Summer is sponsored by Viktor and Rolf Perfumes with additional support from Brooks Brothers. The concert’s co-chairs: Lisa Anastos, Martin Dawson, Amanda Hearst, Shamim M. Momin, Dalia Oberlander, Arden
Wohl and Viktor & Rolf.
The Watermill Summer Concert is a one-of-a-kind event in the Hamptons. Last year’s sold-out concert, featuring performances by Rufus Wainwright and Jessye Norman, drew hundreds of music lovers. Calvin Klein, Isabella Rossellini, Hana Soupkova, Luigi Tadini, Amanda Hearst, Steven Klein and Daphne Guinness, to name just a few, gathered on the south lawn of the stunning gardens at Watermill to enjoy champagne and live music.
Benefit tickets range from $125 to $500, the latter price including access to a backstage meet-and-great with the artists after the show. For tickets, please call the Byrd Hoffman Watermill Foundation at 212.253.7484 ext 10 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proceeds allow the Watermill Center to grow its ambitious artist residency program, which enables emerging artists to explore new interdisciplinary approaches. Watermill aims to be a haven for the creative process and supplies its residents with a network of like-minded institutions to further develop and expand their work.
When & Where
The Watermill Center
The Watermill Center, operated by the Byrd Hoffman Water Mill Foundation, is a laboratory for performance founded by Robert Wilson as a unique environment for young and emerging artists from around the world to explore new ideas.
Watermill draws inspiration from all the arts and cultures as well as from social, human and natural sciences.
Watermill is a global community of artists. Living and working together among the extensive collection of art and artifacts lies at the heart of the Watermill experience.
Watermill is a haven for the next generations of artists, supporting their work among a network of international institutions and venues that embrace new interdisciplinary approaches.