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Shoreline Sonata: A Long Island Love Story

WLIW21’s new production celebrates Long Island’s shoreline, inspiring a summer of weekend excursions. Structured as a sonata, the program showcases the varying moods and tempos of shoreline activity in Nassau and Suffolk, from sunrise to moonscape, through stunning scenic images. Poetry inspired by the shoreline’s eternal ebb and flow adds to the narrative, and includes works by Long Island poets like Huntington icon Walt Whitman, as well as lyrics by Long Island–based songwriters Billy Joel and Jimmy Webb. Classical music performed by the Long Island–based Constellation Trio and others, as well as contemporary songs by Dave Brubeck and Harry Belafonte, enhance the natural soundtrack of summer along the shore. Shoreline Sonata is sure to encourage all area residents to take advantage of the many ways to enjoy the paradise next door.

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boatsunset CUTLINE: SHORELINE SONATA follows the tall ship the Mary E., offering views from her bow to her sails as she launches on a journey from Northport Harbor across the Long Island Sound.

PHOTO: 2.27M (7.91M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 6.4" X 3.6"
CREDIT: WLIW21
MontaukLighthouse02 CUTLINE: SHORELINE SONATA celebrates the romance of the Long Island shoreline, a notion still reflected in the beacon that shines from the Montauk Point lighthouse to protect and bring home Long Island’s own.

PHOTO: 992K (5.93M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 6.4" X 3.6"
CREDIT: WLIW21
MontaukLighthouse04 CUTLINE: The lighthouse at Montauk Point is an iconic image of Long Island’s shoreline, celebrated for its rich diversity in SHORELINE SONATA.

PHOTO: 1.44M (5.93M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 6.4" X 3.6"
CREDIT: WLIW21
MontaukShore CUTLINE: SHORELINE SONATA celebrates the emotional pull of the waters that surround Long Island with stunning views from sunrise to moonscape, including Montauk Point.

PHOTO: 1.24M (5.93M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 6.4" X 3.6"
CREDIT: WLIW21
NorthportBay CUTLINE: SHORELINE SONATA provides viewers with an itinerary for a summer of weekend excursions to the paradise next door, encouraging Long Islanders to take advantage of the many ways to enjoy the local shoreline, including Northport Bay.

PHOTO: 1.21M (5.93M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 6.4" X 3.6"
CREDIT: WLIW21
Wantagh CUTLINE: SHORELINE SONATA reminds viewers of the great gift a day at the Long Island shoreline can be. Pictured, enjoying a day boating in Wantagh.

PHOTO: 1.7M (5.93M uncompressed) at 300 dpi JPEG at 6.4" X 3.6"
CREDIT: WLIW21