Exclusive Premiere Thursday, May 21 at 8 p.m. Kicks Off Memorial Weekend
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. Preview video and more.