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***
6:30pm, Friday, June 29
Rain Date: Saturday, June 30
Seekonk Public Library Meadows
410 Newman Ave, Seekonk, Mass.
Parking available onsite with auxiliary parking at Hurley Middle School and on Walker Street.
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.
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.