Youth Wind Ensemble presents a concert at Seekonk Public Library Meadows, June 29

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Summer Wind Ensemble (RIPYSWE) of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Musical School performs on Friday, June 29, (rain date: June 30) 6:30pm, at the Seekonk Public Library Meadows. It is open to the public and admission is free.

The concert includes music from the Broadway productions of Dear Evan Hansen and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and traditional band music by John Philip Sousa. RIPYSWE and the East Bay Summer Winds (EBSWE) will perform individually and then will come together for a joint performance. RIPYSWE is conducted by David Neves, Ph.D., and John F. Knasas, Jr., and EBSWE is led by David Marshall, director of bands for Somerset (Mass.) Berkley Regional High School.

***At a Glance***

RIPYSWE Concert
6:30pm, Friday, June 29
Rain Date: Saturday, June 30
Seekonk Public Library Meadows
410 Newman Ave, Seekonk, Mass.
Free

Parking available onsite with auxiliary parking at Hurley Middle School and on Walker Street.
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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Wind Ensembles (RIPYSWE) consists of select members of the RI Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE). During the school year, RIPYWE provides a quality wind ensemble rehearsal and performance experience for talented young musicians from southern New England. RIPYWE Symphonic Winds is designed for advanced middle- and high-school students, and Wind Ensemble is for intermediate to advanced middle- and high-school students.

For more information or to schedule an audition, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

 The mission of the East Bay Summer Wind Ensemble (EBSWE) is to provide community musicians of all ages and levels with a quality summer music experience while providing first-rate traditional and contemporary music performance to neighboring communities. Organized in 1976 by its founder and conductor, Lt. Col. Steven Grimo (retired Commander/Conductor of The United States Air Force Academy Band), the nonprofit offers a community education music program to residents of the East Bay area of Rhode Island, and a chance for them to become actively involved in cultural activities. EBSWE is led by David. M. Marshall, of Bristol (R.I.), and a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and American International College.

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Youth jazz & funk band headlines Summer’s End concert, Aug. 31

RI Philharmonic Music School’s youth jazz & funk band
wins top honor at an American Idol-inspired competition
 to become opening act for East Greenwich’s Summer’s End concert

TAKEMOTO JAZZThe RI Philharmonic Music School’s youth jazz and funk band wins the 2018 Race to the Stage. From left to right, they are: Greg Takemoto, band coach, Jarret Allen, (Lincoln), Medeski Dow, (Pawtucket), Max Riley, (Coventry), Emmanuel Despines, (Barrington), and Tor Kenyon, (Barrington). Missing from the photograph is band member Richard Evangelista (Providence).

Music School Jazz Band Performing 

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School’s Paul Murphy Ensemble of high school jazz and funk musicians won first prize in a competition modeled after the popular TV show American Idol. The winners of the annual Race to the Stage competition determine the opening acts for the annual free Summer’s End concert on Friday, Aug. 31 (rain date Sept. 1) at East Greenwich’s Eldredge Field. The gates open at 4; music starts at 5:30.

This year’s Race to the Stage included 12 musical acts who competed at the Greenwich Odeum this past April. The evening culminated with the RI Philharmonic Music School’s Jazz Band, who performed as the Tor Guides, taking the top prize. The other three winning musical acts who will also perform at the Summer’s End concert are the Visiting Wine, a Boston-based duo; singer-songwriter Allison Giuliano, of Providence, and singer Jesse Tolppa, of East Greenwich.

The RI Philharmonic Music School’s Jazz Band was chosen from a field of 32 aspiring performers who sent in online video submission. A committee reviewed the submissions and narrowed the field to 12 acts, who competed during Race to the Stage. The four judges for Race to the Stage included Megan Catelli, cellist and music teacher at Cole Middle School (East Greenwich); Katie Kleyla, vocalist with the New Providence Big Band; Bill McGrath, promotor of a music series; and vocalist-musician-songwriter Dana Wronski. Sal Sauco was the show’s emcee. Special thanks to the Greenwich Odeum and Stephen Caraccia of Main Street Music, for their key role in this event.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School encourages lifelong engagement with music through comprehensive music education and community partnership programs taught by Orchestra members and outstanding faculty. Quality, access, diversity and collaboration are the Music School’s core values. If you have any questions, call 401.248.7001 or email cartercenter@riphil.org.

Youth Wind Ensemble presented a winning concert at Seekonk Public Library Meadows

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RI Music School’s Youth Summer Wind Ensemble and the East Bay Wind Ensemble perform at Seekonk Public Library Meadows

During a recent well-attended concert at the Seekonk Public Library Meadows, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School’s Youth Summer Wind Ensemble (RIPYSWE)—R.I.’s only auditioned student wind ensemble—performed individually and then jointly with the East Bay Summer Youth Ensemble.

The annual event, which is free and open to the public, included music from the Broadway productions of Dear Evan Hansen and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and traditional band music by John Philip Sousa. RIPYSWE is conducted by David Neves, Ph.D., and John F. Knasas, Jr., and EBSYE is led by David Marshall, director of bands for Somerset (Mass.) Berkley Regional High School.

Throughout the school year the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) provides a quality wind ensemble rehearsal and performance experience for talented young musicians from southern New England. RIPYWE Symphonic Winds is designed for advanced middle- and high- school students, and the Wind Ensemble is for intermediate to advanced middle- and high-school students.

“There are so many excellent young musicians in Southern New England, and we are happy to be able to share with them the opportunities available to them to further their skills at the Music School in East Providence. We are the only high-level opportunity of this type beyond the Boston area. As part of the R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, we rehearse at the Carter Center on Waterman Avenue in East Providence. We provide a high level, All-State quality musical experience all year long. Students accepted to RIPYWE are held to the highest performance standards, working on the finest musical literature available for concert bands and wind ensembles in a positive, supportive environment.”

David Neves
Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School
Youth Summer Wind Ensemble 

In addition to studying and performing stand-out music with peers from throughout the area, RIPYWE members also have the advantage of becoming part of the R.I. Philharmonic music family, which offers free master classes, workshops and discounted Orchestra tickets. RIPYWE also has special performances with guest conductors, composers, and local college and professional bands, such as Rhode Island College Wind Ensembles, University of Rhode Island Wind Ensembles and the American Band. There is still room for student musicians to be added to one of the ensembles, which include all wind instruments and percussion, with special emphasis this year on clarinet, French horn and percussion.

For more information or to schedule an audition, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School  Announces Youth Ensembles Auditions

A listing of auditions for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School is below. All ensembles auditions are held at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) will hold auditions for the Symphonic Winds and the Wind Ensemble on the follow dates:

  • Wednesday, August 8, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 28, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Students interested in auditioning but not available on August 8 and 28 can submit an audition application. Auditions will be scheduled as early as possible. Contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Founded in 2002, RIPYWE offers advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students from Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut an outstanding opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality wind ensemble repertoire. RIPYWE offers these students a challenging and rewarding musical experience. RIPYWE Symphonic Winds is conducted by Music Director Dr. David Neves, and RIPYWE Wind Ensemble is conducted by John Knasas Jr.

Both RIPYWE ensembles rehearse once per week on Wednesday evenings from September–May. They participate in two major performances each year.

For an audition application or more information, please visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

 Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) will hold auditions by appointment for the Symphony, Repertory and String orchestras, and Intermediate String and String ensembles on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, September 5, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 15, noon-3:00 p.m.

 RIPYO provides quality orchestral rehearsal and performance experiences for talented young musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. The professional conducting staff, led by music director, symphony conductor and RI Philharmonic Orchestra member, Alexey Shabalin, is committed to providing the best educational experience for each student.

All RIPYO ensembles rehearse once per week in East Providence from September through May and present three performances. RIPYO Symphony members also perform side-by-side with RI Philharmonic musicians at a Friday night Amica Rush Hour concert once each during the season.

 RIPY Chamber Ensembles

By appointment: Contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Chamber Music classes provide a format for intensive study and performance of standard chamber music repertoire for string quartets, woodwind and brass quintets, piano trios and quartets and mixed ensembles. Students should have a minimum of three years playing experience. Ensembles receive weekly one-hour coaching sessions, perform in recitals and participate in masterclasses. Rehearsals generally begin in October and run through May. Acceptance and placement is by audition with Chamber Department Chair Lois Finkel. Students are placed in groups of two, three or more based on skill level, age and needed instrumentation.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Jazz Ensembles (RIPYJazz) will hold auditions for the RIPYJazz and Rock Combos by appointment throughout July and August. To arrange an audition, contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

The Jazz and Rock Department is for students inter­ested in jazz or rock study and performance. Courses are organized so that each student is placed according to his or her interests and skills, and can progress accordingly. The RIPYJazz Big Band, under the direction of Wendy Klein, performs at numerous community events including Vernal Arts and Music Festival and the Blackstone Boulevard Summer Concert Series.

All RIPYJazz and Rock ensembles rehearse once per week from September-May and perform throughout the season.

***Auditions Recap***

Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE):

  • Wednesday, August 8, 4:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 28, 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.

 Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO):

  • Wednesday, September 5, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 15, noon-3:00 p.m.

 RIPY Chamber Ensembles

  • By appointment, contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Jazz Ensembles (RIPYJazz):

  • By appointment, contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

About the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School:The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School encourages lifelong engagement with music through comprehensive music education and community partnership programs taught by Orchestra members and outstanding faculty. We prioritize artistry and education equally. Quality, access, diversity and collaboration are core values. The Philharmonic Music School serves students of all ages and ability levels, and provides instruction in all kinds of music, from jazz and rock to classical and folk, through private lessons, chamber music classes and large and small ensembles. More than 70 dedicated teachers comprise the faculty, many with degrees from some of the finest music schools in the world. The majority of Philharmonic Music School programs take place at the state-of-the-art Carter Center in East Providence. Completed in 2008, the Carter Center for Music Education and Performance is the largest dedicated community music school facility in New England. We also offer lessons in a welcoming, well-equipped environment at our East Greenwich branch. 

If you have any questions, call 401.248.7001 or cartercenter@riphil.org.

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2018-19 Season; Tickets on Sale July 23

 

 

Acclaimed soloists, special concerts featured in upcoming season
Orchestra to name new music director later this summer

Buy tickets at
401.248.7000 or tickets.riphil.org

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra has announced the upcoming 2018-2019—74th season—including the details for the TACO Classical and Amica Rush Hour concert series. Tickets go on sale Monday, July 23. Following a season-long search for a music director, the RI Philharmonic Orchestra will name a new one later this summer.

For the 2018-2019 season, selections include Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven’s Symphony No.4, Dvořák’s Symphony No.5 and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, as well as concerti by Philip Glass, Elgar, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Beethoven and Prokofiev. Also, featured will be favorites from the heart of the grand opera, “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot, scenes from the classic La bohème, and Rossini’s thrilling William Tell Overture.

To mark 100 years since World War I, the Providence Singers will join the Orchestra on Saturday, Nov. 17, for Vaughan Williams’ Dona nobis pacem. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the Singers return to join the Orchestra for the perennial holiday favorite Handel’s Messiah, conducted by the Singers’ Artistic Director, Christine Noel.

Soloists include violinist Jennifer Koh who opens the season with a return engagement. In 2014, she gave a riveting performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, which captivated a record-setting audience. Also re-appearing with the Orchestra at The VETS is Benjamin Beilman. His 2015 Sibelius Violin Concerto was hailed in the Providence Journal as “soulful… passionate, even dramatic but never showy, tossing off blazing scale passages without breaking a sweat.” In addition, cellist Colin Carr and audience favorite violinist Jennifer Frautschi make return engagements to The VETS. Making their debut with the Orchestra are pianists Sara Davis Buechner, Fabio Bidini and jazz virtuoso Aaron Diehl.

“The upcoming season has some incredible surprises. In addition to continuing the tradition of the Providence Singers performing Handel’s Messiah with the Orchestra, we are also excited to be able to include our new music director-designate as well as new guest conductors.”

David Beauchesne, 
Executive Director
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

 

All performances are at The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, and the season features eight TACO Classical concerts at 8:00pm on Saturdays on the following dates: Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 16, April 13 and May 4. The Amica Rush Hour concerts will be on Fridays at 6:30pm on the following dates: Oct. 19, Feb. 22, March 15 and May 3. The perennial holiday favorite Handel’s Messiah is on Dec. 15 at 7pm.

Subscriptions are currently available for as few as four concerts in a series, with discounts for students, children and veterans. Subscriptions can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or by phone at 401.248.7000 (M-F 9am-4:30pm, closed on holidays). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Single tickets go on sale, July 23.

Subscriber benefits include:
• Reserved seats for every TACO Classical or Amica Rush Hour concert, and first priority to upgrade your seats
• Significant ticket discount–eight concerts for the price of seven
• Priority access to special event tickets
• Fifteen percent off on additional series tickets (some restrictions apply)
Groups of 10 or more can arrange a special rate and personalized experience. Visit riphil.org/groups or call 401.248.7076.

The new season is made possible through the generous support of Taco/The White Family Foundation, Amica Insurance, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) and National Endowment of the Arts (NEA). Each of the concerts next season will be conducted by either the newly appointed music director-designate, who will be announced later this summer, or a guest conductor. Artists and programs are subject to change.

2018-2019 TACO Classical and special concerts
Saturdays at 8:00pm
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence
The TACO Classical concert series is made possible through the generous support of the Taco/The White Family Foundation.

  • Sept. 22, 2018: Pictures at an Exhibition
    BACH/STOKOWSKI: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
    GLASS: Violin Concerto No.1, Jennifer Koh, violin
    TORKE: Bright Blue Music
    MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition
  • Oct. 20, 2018: Rhapsody in Blue
    GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture; Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm Variations, Aaron Diehl, piano
    HINDEMITH: Kammermusik No.1; Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
  • Nov. 17, 2018: Armistice Centennial
    BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No.3
    ELGAR: Cello Concerto, Colin Carr, cello
    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona nobis pacem with Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director
  • Dec. 15, 2018: Special Concert
    Handel’s Messiah with Providence Singers
    Christine Noel, conductor
  • Jan. 26, 2019: Viennese Favorites & Beethoven 4
    MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture
    R. STRAUSS: Burleske and MOZART: Rondo in A, Sara Davis Buechner, piano
    BEETHOVEN: Symphony No.4
    J. STRAUSS: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
  • Feb. 23, 2019: The Romance of Rachmaninoff
    DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Fabio Bidini, piano
    BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
  • March 16, 2019: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
    JANÁČEK: The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite
    BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto, Jennifer Frautschi, violin
    DVOŘÁK: Symphony No.5
  • April 13, 2019: A Night at the Opera
    Favorites from the heart of grand opera: “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot; Classic scenes from La Bohème and Gianni Schicchi; Rossini’s thrilling William Tell Overture; and Respighi’s roaring Roman Festivals.
  • May 4, 2019: 1812 Overture, Season Finale
    TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
    PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No.1, Benjamin Beilman, violin
    SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10

2018-2019 Amica Rush Hour Series
Fridays at 6:30pm
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence
The Amica Rush Hour Series is possible through the generous support of Amica Insurance

  • Oct. 19, 2018: Rhapsody in Blue
    GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture
    Rhapsody in Blue 
    and I Got Rhythm Variations, Aaron Diehl, piano
    HINDEMITH: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber
  • Feb. 22, 2019: The Romance of Rachmaninoff
    DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Fabio Bidini, piano
    BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique, Movements 4&5
  • March 15, 2019: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto
    JANÁČEK: The Cunning Little Vixen: Suite
    BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto, Jennifer Frautschi, violin
  • May 3, 2019: 1812 Overture
    TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
    SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No.10

RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Adds 2 Board Members and 4 New Hires

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School welcomes the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors and three new staff members. Joining the RI Philharmonic Board are Ralph Wales, of Providence, the newly-retired head of school of the Gordon School, and Dr. W. Scott Walker, of Riverside, a gynecologist for Lifespan Physician Group—Ob-Gyn Associates and director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Services.

The new staff members include Danielle Kemsley, of Smithfield, who joins the RI Philharmonic & Music School as director of development. Amanda Mann, of Cranston, has been named box office and sales manager; Chepachet’s Marissa Danville, is the newly hired part-time accounting assistant; and Rebecca Shays, Providence, is the student services supervisor.

“I wholeheartedly welcome Ralph and Scott to our RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School volunteer family, and Danielle, Amanda, Marissa and Rebecca to our staff. Ralph and Scott understand how important music and music education are to our region. I look forward to their guidance on how we can continue to serve even more people in our region.

“I’m also thrilled to announce that Danielle will be leading our development and fundraising effort. She was an enthusiastic choice by our staff, board and donors and has tremendous experience in the performing arts. Marissa, Amanda and Rebecca are great additions to our staff. The Orchestra’s audience has grown 44 percent in the last five years, and we are seeing increased enrollment and reaching out to more Southern New England young people through our Music School. We expect growth to continue as we begin a new era with our soon-to-be-announced music director.”

–David Beauchesne
Executive Director
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

New Board Members
walesRalph Wales, of Providence, is the newly-retired, former head of school of the Gordon School, where he worked since 1994. Over that time, Gordon received national attention for its achievements in creating and sustaining a decidedly diverse faculty, staff and student body. During Ralph’s tenure, the school established an endowment that now exceeds $11 million. Wales holds a B.A. in American History from Harvard, and a Master’s in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is a trustee at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass., the President of the Association of Independent Schools in New England and a member of the WGBH Community Advisory Board. Ralph and his wife Martha are the proud parents of three daughters–all Gordon alumni. He is an avid reader, a regular bicyclist and, in his words, “a not particularly talented guitar player” (unless you ask the nursery students who, when he plays, see stars in their eyes).

W. Scott Walker, MD, FACOG, who lives in Riverside, is a gynecologist for Lifespan walkerPhysician Group—Ob-Gyn Associates and Director of Minimally Invasive Gynecology Services. A clinical assistant professor of surgery at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, he graduated from Harvard University and received his medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas. Dr. Walker completed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is a fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Medical Association and Alpha Omega Alpha. He has three grown children and is an avid sailor. Scott has a passion for music, and plays the piano, the guitar and the five-string banjo.

New Staff Members
© Cat LaineDanielle Kemsley, director of development, hails from London, England, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Warwick, and worked for the Warwick Arts Centre, the BBC and the British Film Institute. She completed an internship in General Management at Trinity Rep in 2001, and after emigrating to Rhode Island in 2004, returned to work at Trinity first in Administration, then in Development and External Relations until 2011. She served as the Director of Membership & Development for the Providence Athenaeum for the past seven years, and in this role, she led all fundraising efforts for the organization; oversaw the growth of the Annual Fund by 94 percent; and launched a legacy giving society. In May 2018, she received a Certificate in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Tufts University/The Institute for Nonprofit Practice. Kemsley lives in Smithfield with her husband Andrew and two young sons, Jack and Max.

Amanda Mann (003)Amanda Mann, box office and sales manager, was the box office manager for Trinity Rep from 2015-17. Prior to managing the box office, she held lead ticketing sales positions at Trinity starting in 2007. Her previous work experience includes creative roles for David Bettencourt Videography, Southeastern Massachusetts Arts Collaborative and Midway Pictures. She lives in Cranston and has a B.A. from Rhode Island College.

Rebecca Shays Photo (002)Rebecca Shays, student services supervisor, is a resident of Providence. She recently graduated from Syracuse University where she studied music history, and worked in the fields of education, community organizing and local government. Shays spent time in South Africa by way of a nonprofit research program, studying the different perspectives of a post-apartheid society through a music activism lens. Her professional experience includes positions as an Education Finance and Personal Loan Specialist for Citizens Bank, Cranston; an English tutor for Syracuse University; and a teaching assistant for the Jean Rostand High School in Strasbourg, France. She has worked as a legislative page for the Rhode Island House of Representatives. A former Music School scholarship recipient, Shays studied Suzuki violin beginning at age four.

marissa-picture.jpgMarissa Danville, part-time accounting assistant, has worked in accounting for more than 10 years. Her previous professional experience includes working as an asset manager for Vesta Corp., a financial reporting specialist for State Street Corp., and a staff accountant for Picerne Real Estate Co. She has an MBA from Bryant University and a B.S. from Rhode Island College. She is a resident of Chepachet and volunteers her time with the Sand Dam Reservoir Association.

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School’s mission is to enrich and transform Rhode Island and our region through great music performance and education. During the past four seasons, audiences for the Orchestra’s TACO Classical and Amica Rush Hour series have increased by 42 percent. In the same period, the Philharmonic Music School’s enrollment has grown by 39 percent, and the School’s education and engagement programs have doubled, serving more than 20,000 children annually. In addition, the Orchestra and Music School’s combined community impact has grown exponentially, and it has become the largest symphony orchestra in the nation to devote more than 50 percent of its programmatic budget to music education and engagement.

 

 

 

 

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 4 Free Summer Concerts

Performances are scheduled for the following locations and dates
Narragansett Town Beach, July 13
Providence’s Roger Williams Park, August 10
Bristol’s Independence Park, September 2
Pawtucket’s Slater Park, September 8

6 RI Philharmonic 8-18-2016 John A SimonettiRI Philharmonic Orchestra’s Resident Conductor Francisco Noya leads the Orchestra at last year’s Rhode Island Foundation Presents RWP Pops at the Temple to Music in Roger Williams Park. This year’s concert is on Fri., Aug. 10. Rain date is Sat., Aug. 11. The concert is free. Photo by John A. Simonetti.


The RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School announced 2018’s Summer Pops concert series, which will include four concerts: Narragansett (Friday, July 13), Providence (Friday, Aug. 10), Bristol (Sunday, Sept. 2) and Pawtucket (Saturday, Sept.8). The concerts are free and open to the public.

Francisco Noya, RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s resident conductor, will conduct the performances. Among the familiar compositions will be a selection of pieces from Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story; John Williams’ Harry’s Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone; and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

 

***At A Glance***

Summer Pops Concerts

Friday, July 13
Rhode Island Philharmonic Summer Pops presented by Citizens Bank: Narragansett Town Beach, 39 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett. 248-7000, riphil.org. 8 p.m. Rain date: Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m. Free

Friday, August 10
Rhode Island Foundation Presents RWP Pops with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra: Roger Williams Park, Temple to Music, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 248-7000, riphil.org. 7 p.m. Rain Date: Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Free

Sunday, September 2
Rhode Island Philharmonic Summer Pops presented by TACO/The White Family Foundation: Independence Park, Thames Street, Bristol. 248-7000, riphil.org. 6 p.m. Rain Date:  Monday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m. Free

Saturday, September 8
Pops in the Park: Rhode Island Philharmonic presented by the Pawtucket Teachers’ Union, Bristol County Savings Bank, and the City of PawtucketSlater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. 248-7000, riphil.org. 5:30 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Free.

Summer Pops Program
Please note that this program is subject to change.
Pieces are not performed in the order listed below.

  • Hector Berlioz: Hungarian March
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Eugene Onegin Polonaise; None but the Lonely Heart; 1812 Overture
  • Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.6
  • Arturo Márquez: Danzón No.2
  • Leonard Bernstein: Selections from West Side Story
  • William Walton: Crown Imperial March
  • John Williams: Harry’s Wondrous World
  • Ennio Morricone: Gabriel’s Oboe
  • John Philip Sousa: Hands Across the Sea, and Stars and Stripes Forever
  • Alan Silvestri: Captain America March

Francisco Noya has been the resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 seasons. He serves as “cover” conductor and is the leader of pre-concert talks for the classical series concerts. Mr. Noya conducts the RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual Link Up education series, Pops and Summer Pops concerts.