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.