Conductor Bramwell Tovey and Executive Director David Beauchesne talk about the Orchestra’s exciting Season 75

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Guest artists include Grammy-winners Yefim Bronfman (for season opener)
James Ehnes (October concert) 
and violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth (featured soloists for the annual gala in June) 

Tovey takes to the podium for 12 classical and 8 education concerts
for his inaugural season

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The RI Philharmonic has announced the Orchestra’s Season 75, which marks the first planned and led by newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey. Tovey will conduct 12 classical concerts, the Orchestra & Music School’s Season 75 Gala, which features violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, Handel’s Messiah, and eight Link Up education concerts at The VETS.

“I am tremendously excited to get started this September. Given that it’s our first season together and the Orchestra’s 75th, we are planning a meaningful, memorable and inspiring experience. We have planned concerts that feature repertoire which explores the depth and breadth of this wonderful Orchestra. Some great friends make their Providence debuts, like pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist James Ehnes.

“At the request of management, you’ll also get to hear one of my pieces, Urban Runway, which was co-commissioned by the New York and Los Angeles philharmonics in 2008. I am looking forward to collaborating with the wonderful Providence Singers and their superb Artistic Director Christine Noel. On my first visit to Rhode Island in 2016 we performed Mozart’s Requiem together. I’m thrilled to be able to conduct three works that feature the Singers this coming season and  concluding our 75th season with my friends Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth will be stunning.”

 Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

In addition to the RI debut of world-renowned violinist Ehnes, who in 2007 along with Tovey was awarded the Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance, Grammy winners Bronfman and Zukerman will have their RI inaugural performances. Other solo premieres include pianist Natasha Paremski and cellist Johannes Moser. The season features such favorites as pianists Joyce Yang and Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Karen Gomyo, soprano Andriana Chuchman and alto Susan Platts.

After her successful concert last season, acclaimed conductor Tania Miller will be back, along with Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St. Clair, who was last here in 2005.

“We can’t wait for next season to start. The two performances that Bramwell conducted with the Orchestra this past season, including our all Tchaikovsky gala, were electric. The more time Bramwell and the Orchestra have together, the more exceptional their collaboration becomes. We are thrilled to have him conduct so much of next season. His involvement in our education and community programs will be equally transformative for those involved. He has already given masterclasses and visited schools, and our students and partners are looking forward to more of that!”

David Beauchesne, Executive Director,
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

In the Community

Tovey will lead the Orchestra for eight Link Up education concerts in May 2020, welcoming more than 12,000 students from over 100 area schools to The VETS. Link Up is the culmination of a year of in-school music education and support for teachers.

“I’m delighted to be active in the extensive education programs for both the Orchestra and the Music School. I’ll be giving masterclasses, working with the youth orchestras, getting out to schools around Rhode Island as much as possible, leading our education concerts and helping to launch the Music School’s Westerly Branch at The United Theatre.

“It can be difficult for all of us to drag ourselves out of the house at the end of a long week—but I can promise that everyone who is a part of our concerts next season will leave feeling energized, grateful for the opportunity to experience something so exceptional together and looking forward to the next time.”

Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

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At a Glance

2019-20 TACO Classical Series

Saturdays at 8 p.m. at The VETS (otherwise specified)
The TACO Classical series is made possible through the generous support of Taco/The White Family Foundation.

Sept. 28: Bramwell Tovey Inaugural: Bronfman Plays Brahms
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, pianist
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Oct. 19: The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
Tovey: Urban Runway
Barber: Violin Concerto
Holst: The Planets

Nov. 16: Romantic Tchaikovsky
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Still: In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Tchaikovsky
: Piano Concerto No.2
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Jan. 25: All Mozart
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Mozart: The Magic Flute: Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

Feb. 15: Romeo & Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 14: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy: From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg: Concerto Piano, op.16, A minor
Dvořák: Symphony No.8, op.88, B.163, G major

April 4: Beethoven Symphony No.8
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
Beethoven: Egmont: Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G-Major
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2

May 2: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Providence Singers
Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Verdi: Requiem

2019-20 Amica Rush Hour Series

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS
The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible through the generous support of Amica Insurance.

Oct. 18:
The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Tovey
: Urban Runway
Holst: The Planets
Women of the Providence Singers

Feb. 14: Romeo and Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 13: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy:From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg
: Piano Concerto

May 1: Season Finale Verdi: Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Providence Singers

2019-20 Special Concerts

Thursday, Oct. 10: Indigo Girls with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St., Providence
Tickets:  
http://www.ppacri.org ; (401) 421-ARTS (2787); PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street)
Indigo Girls
RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, Dec. 14: Handel’s Messiah at 7 p.m.
Handel
: Messiah with Providence Singers
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Providence Singers

2020 Link Up Concerts

May 18-22
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Link Up Education Concerts at The VETS mark the culmination of a school-year-long music education program throughout Southern New England for grades 3-5.

Season 75 GALA with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth
Saturday, June 13
Time: TBD
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

Please Note: All repertoire and artists are subject to change

 

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