A rising composer and songwriter returns to honor his Grounds & Sounds roots!

Cole Fortier is a composer of classical music, a piano driven singer- songwriter, and a performer known for his distinctly varied musical palette and output of emotional works. He is a recent graduate of The Crane School of Music with degrees in Music Composition and Music Education. Born and raised in Port Jefferson, music was always a part of his family and his father (Andrew Fortier) is an acclaimed singer-songwriter himself.

Together with his father and sister Andie Juliette, they perform as a family trio called Tricycle. Cole’s work as a singer-songwriter pulls from genres such as soul, jazz, chamber pop, 70’s soft rock, and theater. He has released an EP of original music entitled Cafe Nostalgia as well as three new singles that were released in 2023. As a classical composer, his music has been written for and performed by the Crane School of Music Concert Choir and various Crane Chamber Ensembles. In 2023, he composed music for the immersive outdoor Forest Music installation at The Wild Center natural museum in Tupper Lake, New York. Performing at Grounds and Sounds is a full circle moment for Cole as some of his earliest performances were a part of the Grounds and Sounds concert series.

We’ll have coffee and snacks for sale.  Remember, bring your own wine.  There is a small corking fee.