TICKETS AVAILABLE: RI Philharmonic Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky for gala benefit featuring Bramwell Tovey and Olga Kern, March 31


Producer of Newport Jazz and co-founder of Newport Folk festivals
George Wein receives John Hazen White Sr., Leadership in the Arts
Award at post-concert celebration and dinner

RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual fundraising gala features the Philharmonic’s newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducting an all-Tchaikovsky program and includes guest soloist Olga Kern, who joins the Orchestra for Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. The Orchestra will also perform Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Polonaise from Eugene Onegin.

At the post-concert event following the gala concert, George T. Wein, a visionary in the field of music producing, music festivals and the arts, and producer of the venerable Newport Jazz Festival and co-founder of the Newport Folk Festival, will be honored with the prestigious John Hazen White Sr., Leadership in the Arts Award.

This year, the funds raised from the 2019 Gala Celebration with Bramwell Tovey will go toward scholarships and community outreach programs that provide equitable access to music education throughout the region.

***At A Glance***

2019 Gala Concert with Bramwell Tovey
Sunday, March 31
Concert at 2 p.m.
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence

Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Olga Kern, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin: Polonaise
TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No.1 with Olga Kern, piano
TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No.5

Gala concert tickets start at $35 and can be purchased online at, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by calling 401.248.7000 (M-F 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.). Day of the concert, tickets may be purchased at The VETS Box Office (11 a.m.-showtime).

Gala Celebration Dinner

Immediately following the concert is the Gala Celebration and dinner honoring music industry icon George Wein with the prestigious John Hazen White Sr., Leadership in the Arts Award. It will be at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, adjacent to The VETS.

Gala Concert and Celebration packages are available by contacting Laurie Johnson-Carvalho at 401.248.7034 or