Summer 2019 at the Music School kicks off with a tune-filled start

Chamber music wafts throughout the halls and classrooms during the first week of summer


June 24-28 summer officially started at the Music School with a 
one-week intensive chamber music workshop. Young people and adults tuned up and performed in ensembles on strings, woodwinds, brass and piano. In addition to daily coaching, students received masterclasses and performances.

Space is still available for
selected summer workshops

Sign up today!

Jazz Rock & Blues
Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 29 – August 2, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Week 2: Monday-Friday, August 5 – August 9, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 This one or two-week intensive summer workshop gives middle and high school music students the opportunity to develop musicianship, collaborate with their peers and gain confidence in performance. Curriculum includes music theory, improvisation, introduction to a recording studio, styles class for drummers and Latin percussion. Prior jazz, rock and blues experience is not required.

 Trombone

Monday-Tuesday, July 29-30, 1-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday July 31-August 1, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Trombone Workshop provides the fundamentals of brass playing and performance of innovative repertoire for low brass ensemble. Alexei Doohovskoy is a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s trombone section and serves on the faculties of Rhode Island College and Brown University. This workshop welcomes middle and high school students who play trombone, euphonium or tuba.

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.

 

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On the “Rhode Show” to talk summer workshops and lessons, Season 75 and Summer Pops

Executive Director David Beauchesne and trombonist Alexei Dohoovskoy went on the road to the Rhode Show to be interviewed about the RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s FREE Summer Pops concerts, summer workshops and lessons at the Music School, and a preview of the upcoming 75th Season.

“This is our first full season with Bramwell Tovey on the podium, and the first season he planned with us. The repertoire is spectacular….Guest artists are one Grammy Award winner after another.”

David Beauchesne, Executive Director
RI Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School

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Subscriptions are currently available for as few as four concerts, with discounts for students, children and veterans. Subscriptions can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or by phone at 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on holidays). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Single tickets go on sale on  July 22.

 

 

 

Bramwell Tovey and the RI Philharmonic announce the Orchestra’s 75th Season; Subscriptions available now; Tickets go on sale July 22

Guest artists include Grammy-winners Yefim Bronfman (for season opener)
James Ehnes (October concert) 
and violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth (featured soloists for the annual gala) 

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BRAMWELL TOVEY

Tovey takes to the podium for 12 classical and 8 education concerts
for his inaugural season

The RI Philharmonic has announced the Orchestra’s 75th Season, which marks the first planned and led by newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey. Tovey will conduct 12 classical concerts, the Orchestra & Music School’s Season 75 Gala, which features violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, Handel’s Messiah, and eight Link Up education concerts at The VETS. 

Currently, subscriptions are available for as few as 4 concerts. Single tickets go on sale July 22. You can find more information at riphil.org.

  SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Celebrating 75 Years

In addition to the RI debut of world-renowned violinist Ehnes, who in 2007 along with Tovey was awarded the Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance, Grammy winners Yefim Bronfman and Zukerman will have their RI inaugural performances. Other solo premieres include pianist Natasha Paremski and cellist Johannes Moser. The season features the return of such favorites as pianists Joyce Yang and Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Karen Gomyo, soprano Andriana Chuchman and alto Susan Platts.

After her successful concert last season, acclaimed conductor Tania Miller will be back, along with Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St. Clair, who was last here in 2005.

The celebratory 75th season includes eight Saturday night TACO Classical concerts, four Friday night Amica Rush Hour concerts, Handel’s Messiah and the annual gala. All classical concerts are at The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, and the 75th Season features eight TACO Classical concerts on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 14, April 4 and May 2. The Amica Rush Hour concerts are on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, Feb. 14, March 13 and May 1. The perennial holiday favorite Handel’s Messiah is on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The season concludes with the annual gala and fundraiser featuring violinist Zukerman and cellist Forsyth on June 13.

In the Community

Tovey will lead the Orchestra for eight Link Up education concerts in May 2020, welcoming more than 12,000 students from over 100 area schools to The VETS. Link Up is the culmination of a year of in-school music education and support for teachers.

At a Glance

2019-20 TACO Classical Series

Saturdays at 8 p.m. at The VETS (otherwise specified)
The TACO Classical series is made possible through the generous support of Taco/The White Family Foundation.

Sept. 28: Bramwell Tovey Inaugural: Bronfman Plays Brahms
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, pianist
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Oct. 19: The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
Tovey: Urban Runway
Barber: Violin Concerto
Holst: The Planets

Nov. 16: Romantic Tchaikovsky
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Still: In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Tchaikovsky
: Piano Concerto No.2
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Jan. 25, 2020: All Mozart
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Mozart: The Magic Flute: Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

Feb. 15, 2020: Romeo & Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 14, 2020: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy: From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg: Concerto Piano, op.16, A minor
Dvořák: Symphony No.8, op.88, B.163, G major

April 4, 2020: Beethoven Symphony No.8
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
Beethoven: Egmont: Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G-Major
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2

May 2, 2020: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Julianna DiGiacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Providence Singers

Verdi: Requiem

2019-20 Amica Rush Hour Series

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS
The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible through the generous support of Amica Insurance.

Oct. 18:
The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Tovey
: Urban Runway
Holst: The Planets
Women of the Providence Singers

Feb. 14, 2020: Romeo and Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 13, 2020: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie MURPHY: From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg
: Piano Concerto

May 1, 2020: Season Finale Verdi: Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Julianna DiGiacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Providence Singers
Verdi: Requiem

2019-20 Special Concerts

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: Indigo Girls with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St., Providence
Tickets:  
http://www.ppacri.org ; (401) 421-ARTS (2787); PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street)
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RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019: Handel’s Messiah at 7 p.m.
Handel
: Messiah with Providence Singers
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Providence Singers

2020 Link Up Concerts
May 18-22. 2020
Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Link Up Education Concerts at The VETS mark the culmination of a school-year-long music education program throughout Southern New England for grades 3-5.

Season 75 GALA with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time: TBD
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

Please Note: All repertoire and artists are subject to change

 Buy Tickets

Subscriptions are currently available for as few as four concerts, with discounts for students, children and veterans. Subscriptions can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or by phone at 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on holidays). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Single tickets go on sale on  July 22.

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.

Statement from the RI Philharmonic about Conductor Bramwell Tovey

 

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Rhode Island Philharmonic’s Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey has been diagnosed with cancer. The condition was caught early, and his doctors expect him to make a complete recovery. Tovey is taking the summer off from conducting to focus on his treatment. He is expected to return to the podium in the fall and will lead the Philharmonic Orchestra to open its 75th Season at The VETS on September 28.  

“Bramwell is in good spirits. We’ve had a wonderful time working together to plan next season and are now working on the 2020-2021 season and beyond. We are excited to embark on a new era for the Philharmonic together.”

David Beauchesne
Executive Director
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

Tovey led a phenomenal all-Tchaikovsky gala with the Philharmonic Orchestra in March. He returned in April to visit schools and work with students in Pawtucket. He spent a week in Rhode Island in May to attend the organization’s Link Up education concerts, work with staff, conduct a masterclass at the Music School and attend a variety of events.

The Orchestra’s 75th Season launches in September. Tovey is scheduled to conduct 12 classical concerts in Providence, including the Orchestra & Music School’s Annual Gala, on June 13, 2020, which features violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. Details on the season, and more information about Tovey can be found at riphil.org.

“Bramwell is entirely dedicated to realizing the artistic vision for this organization that we have all shaped together. He has already raised our aspirations for what we can do for this community through world class concerts and music education. The entire Board, staff, Orchestra, faculty, and indeed all of Rhode Island wishes Bramwell a speedy recovery. We look forward to being with him in September to enjoy the beginning of what will be a spectacular season as he helps lead our Orchestra, as well as our education programs to new heights.”

Dr. Robert Naparstek 
Board President
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

RI Philharmonic Orchestra announces 4 free summer concerts

Performances are scheduled for the following locations and dates

  • Citizens Bank’s Narragansett Town Beach, July 12
  • Rhode Island Foundation and City of Providence present Roger Williams Park, Providence, Aug. 7
  • TACO/The White Family Foundation’s Independence Park, Bristol, Sept. 1
  • Pawtucket Teachers Alliance and City of Pawtucket’s Slater Park, Pawtucket, Sept. 14

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School announced 2019’s Summer Pops concert series, which will include four concerts at the following locations: Narragansett (Friday, July 12), Providence (Wed., Aug. 7), Bristol (Sunday, Sept. 1) and Pawtucket (Saturday, Sept. 14). The concerts are free and open to the public.

Francisco Noya, RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s resident conductor, will conduct the performances.

At a Glance

Friday, July 12, 8 p.m., 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 13, 8 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, August 7, 7 p.m., Rhode Island Foundation and City of Providence 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: Thursday, Aug. 8, 7 p.m. Free.

Sunday, September 1, 6 p.m., 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. 2, 6 p.m. Free.

Saturday, September 14, 5:30 p.m., Pops in the Park: Rhode Island Philharmonic presented by Pawtucket Teachers Alliance and City of Pawtucket with Bristol County Savings Bank sponsoring the fireworks: Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. 248-7000, riphil.org. 5:30 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m. Free.

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

  • Giuseppe Verdi: Overture: La forza del destino
  • Strauss: Opening: Also sprach Zarathustra
  • Strauss: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
  • Jules Massenet: Le Cid: “Aragonaise” and “Navarraise”
  • Lyun Joon Kim, arr., John Fraser: Elegy
  • John Williams: The Jedi Steps and Finale from Star Wars: the Force Awakens
  • Richard Wagner: Prelude to Act III: Lohengrin
  • James Horner: Music from Apollo 13
  • Mauro Colangelo: Adagietto
  • John Philip Sousa: The Thunderer
  • Morton Gould: American Salute
  • Samuel A. Ward, , Carmen Dragon: America the Beautiful
  • Piotr Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture

francisconoya-4About Francisco Noya: In addition to his role as the RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s resident conductor for the past 23 seasons, Francisco Noya is the music director and conductor of the New Philharmonia in Newton, and music director and conductor of the Boston Civic Symphony. An interpreter and educator with broad musical interests, and the knowledge and temperament to explore them, Mr. Noya is on the conducting faculty at the Berklee College of Music. From 2008 to 2017, he was the artistic director of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra. In that capacity, Mr. Noya led the Orchestra through a repertoire that not only included masterworks from the standard symphonic repertoire but also explored its potential in collaborations involving deejays and cutting-edge technology.

Mr. Noya began his professional career in his native Venezuela as conductor of the Youth Orchestra of Valencia, one of the original ensembles of an internationally admired educational and performing program that promotes social development through music. As a charter member of the program, Mr. Noya also has held masterclasses for young conductors and collaborated in the training of the youth orchestras.

After earning advanced degrees in composition and conducting from Boston University, Mr. Noya was appointed assistant conductor of the Caracas Philharmonic and assistant to the music director of the Teatro Teresa Carreño, one of the most important halls in Latin America. Upon his return to the United States, he served as music director of the Empire State Youth Orchestra in Albany. During his 10-year tenure, Mr. Noya led the group on two European tours as well as concerts at both Carnegie Hall in New York City and in Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood.

Mr. Noya has served as music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston, and Symphony by the Sea in Manchester, Mass., and has appeared as guest conductor of the Boston Pops, Baltimore, Nashville, San Antonio and Omaha symphony orchestras. He has maintained a busy guest conducting schedule abroad, performing  for the past five seasons with the Orquesta Académica of Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina, as well as with orchestras in Brazil, Peru, Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Spain, Italy and Russia. Mr. Noya currently resides in Providence.

 

 

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Summer Wind Ensemble (RIPYSWE) returns with new, current and former members

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The Music School has announced that the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Summer Wind Ensemble (RIPYSWE) is open this summer to all current and new students and alumni in Symphonic Winds and Wind Ensemble–all free of charge.

Mark your calendar: Rehearsals with Conductor Dr. David Neves will be on Monday, August 5, and Monday, August 19, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., at the Music School’s Carter Center in East Providence. We will be performing pop tunes, band tunes, marches and more!

The performance will be on Wednesday, August 21, 7 p.m.,  at the East Providence Weaver Library on Grove Avenue. (Rain date: Wednesday, August 28, 7 p.m., same location)

Please contact Chelsea Anderson, 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org

Program includes

 Selections from Les Miserables
 Rhythm Stand
Americans We
American Riversongs
Armed Forces Salute
Star Spangled Banner — (cool new arrangement!)
Klaxon
Hail to the Spirit of Liberty

At a Glance

Summer concert features RIPYWE’s
current and new members, and alumni 

All RIPYWE members from the 2018-19 season including our graduates, RIPYWE alumni and new RIPYWE members who have auditioned this past May/June will be participating.

Rehearsals
Monday, August 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Monday, August 19, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Concert
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 21

Location
East Providence Weaver Public Library
41 Grove Ave., East Providence
Free

Rain Date
Wednesday, August 28, 7 p.m., same location

 

 

Youth rock combo members strike all the right chords covering the Beatles

Rock combo.jpg Fabulous performance rocks the Carter Center

Kai Capitumini, piano, Clover Gellman, guitar, Archie Rebeiro, bass, Dylan Gardner, drums, Joshua Tigano, guitar/vocals, and William Wolstenholme, vocals/trumpet, were in sync during their rocking and rolling recital at the Music School’s Carter Center. They  make up the School’s rock combo, coached by RI Philharmonic Music School’s Matt Dill.

The Music School’s youth bands spend the school year discovering their voices in addition to learning valuable lessons such as building confidence, making friends, fine-tuning music skills and working together as a group.

Great News!

Attention middle and high school musicians!

There are still openings for this summer’s Jazz, Rock & Blues Workshop, July 29 – Aug 2 and Aug 5- Aug 9.

  ALL INSTRUMENTS WELCOME

To sign up or if you have any questions, please email Chelsea Anderson at canderson@riphil.org or call her at 401-248-7038.