Photos from RIPYO’s successful winter concert at Rhode Island College; annual side-by-side is Feb. 22

 Youth Orchestras concert features RI Philharmonic
Concerto & Aria Competition winner Lincoln-native Matthew Ricard

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) presented its second concert of the season. The top-level Symphony Orchestra performed works by Borodin and Beethoven. In addition, they were joined by RI Philharmonic Concerto & Aria Competition winner Matthew Ricard of Lincoln for the third movement of Weber’s Second Clarinet Concerto in E-flat Major.

On Friday (Feb. 22), the RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its annual side-by-side concert with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra during the Amica Rush Hour concert. It will be at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS. The two orchestras will perform Borodin’s Petite Suite: Au Couvent, conducted by Ken-David Masur. 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.

Tickets start at $15 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at, 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


*** 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


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