RI Philharmonic Concert Schedule Update

Friends:

In keeping with CDC and state mandates regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra is postponing the following upcoming events…

• March 29: Judith Stillman and Friends

• April 3 & 4: Beethoven & Ravel

• May 1 & 2: Verdi Requiem 

The RI Philharmonic regrets this interruption to our TACO Classical and Amica Rush Hour Series, and performances at The Carter Center, but the health and safety of our community comes first. We will communicate new concert dates once they are finalized.

You have counted on us in the past to bring our community together through music during difficult times. In spite of the public gathering ban, we will attempt to do so during this crisis as well. We are exploring ways to get RIPO to you via online broadcasts from our live recording archive, as well as opportunities to learn music online from the incredible artists of our orchestra and school. Please stay tuned for information as we develop these resources.

“HOW CAN I HELP THE RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA & MUSIC SCHOOL?” 

Many patrons have asked how they can help the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School in this challenging time. We thank you for your concern and suggest…

  • If your schedule conflicts with the rescheduled performances, please consider donating the value of your tickets to the Rhode Island Philharmonic’s annual fund. Your tax-deductible ticket donation adds to the financial stability of our mission and organization, which will be tested in the weeks and months ahead.
  • When you donate your tickets, you will receive two free vouchers to select Rhode Island Philharmonic performances in the coming year – please share with friends and neighbors and help us welcome them into the RIPO family.
  • You may exchange your tickets into select concerts during the 2020-21 season. You can find a listing of the season at RIPhil.org. You may also apply the value of your tickets to a subscription next season.

Any additional financial contribution that you can make is greatly appreciated. We are particularly focused on lessening the impact of this crisis on faculty, orchestra members and staff whose income is directly linked to the concerts we perform and lessons and classes we teach. In addition to donating your tickets, you can support our RIPO&MS Musician and Staff Relief Fund online here, through the Box Office, or by reaching out to our development team directly at 401-248-7034.

Please call or email the Box Office at 401.248.7000/boxoffice@riphil.org with any questions. To ensure the safety of everyone at RIPO&MS, our staff is working remotely until further notice. Some phone lines are forwarded, and we are checking voice and email regularly. We will respond to your questions and concerns as quickly as possible. Replacement tickets will be mailed once we have secured new dates. If you cannot attend a rescheduled concert and would prefer a refund versus donating, you may request one.

These are difficult times.Your Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School will be here throughout the coming weeks and months, and well beyond, bringing inspiration and lifting spirits. We look forward to welcoming you back just as soon as live music and instruction can return.

Sincerely,

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

Bramwell Tovey
Artistic Advisor, Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

Dated 3/18/2020

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