Top-level Youth Orchestra plays Borodin Petite Suite: Au Couvent
conducted by Ken-David Masur
The RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra performs its annual Side-by-Side concert with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra during the Amica Rush Hour concert on Friday (Feb. 22) at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS. The two orchestras will perform Borodin’s Petite Suite: Au Couvent, conducted by Ken-David Masur.
The evening’s concert also includes the Orchestra performing Dukas’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique and soloist Fabio Bidini for Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.
Each year, during one of RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s regularly scheduled concerts, students from the Youth Orchestra join their professional counterparts on stage for one piece. In addition to sharing a music stand, the students receive the rare opportunity to work side-by-side and interact with the professional musicians. This year, on Friday (Feb. 22) at 6:30 p.m. at the VETS during the Amica Rush Hour concert the two orchestras together will perform Borodin’s Petite Suite: Au Couvent, conducted by Ken-David Masur.
*** At a Glance ***
Amica Rush Hour
Friday, Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m.
Ken-David Masur, conductor
Soloist Fabio Bidini, piano
DUKAS: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
BERLIOZ: Symphonie fantastique
RACHMANINOFF: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra Side-by-Side performance
BORODIN: Petite Suite: Au Couvent in C sharp minor
Tickets start at $15 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000. On day of concerts only, tickets are also available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30 p.m.–showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras, for nearly 60 years, provides quality orchestral, rehearsal and performance experiences for talented young musicians from Rhode Island, nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut. RI Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Alexey Shabalin serves as Music Directorand conducts the top-level Youth Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Chelsea Anderson at 401.248.7038.
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 email@example.com.