MEET THE CONDUCTOR: Kensho Watanabe, Bach Brandenburg, November 14, 2020

Kensho Watanabe, conductor Bach Brandenburg November 14, 2020 at 5PM & 8PM Background: An accomplished violinist, Mr. Watanabe received his Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music and has served as a substitute violinist in The Philadelphia Orchestra from 2012-2016. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where heContinue reading “MEET THE CONDUCTOR: Kensho Watanabe, Bach Brandenburg, November 14, 2020”

THE STORY BEHIND: Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and Cello

On October 17, violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth will join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for their 75th Anniversary Virtual Gala celebration. THE STORY BEHIND: Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and Cello Title: Concerto for Violin and Cello in B-flat Major Composer: Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Last time performed by the Rhode Island Philharmonic:Continue reading “THE STORY BEHIND: Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin and Cello”

THE STORY BEHIND: Fauré’s “Elegy”

On October 17, violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth will join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for their 75th Anniversary Virtual Gala celebration. THE STORY BEHIND: Fauré’s Elegy Title: Elegy Composer: Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) Last time performed by the Rhode Island Philharmonic: This is a RI Philharmonic Orchestra premiere Orchestration: This piece is scoredContinue reading “THE STORY BEHIND: Fauré’s “Elegy””

THE STORY BEHIND: Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5 (“Turkish”)

On October 17, violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth will join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for their 75th Anniversary Virtual Gala celebration. THE STORY BEHIND: Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5 (Turkish) Title: Violin Concerto No.5 in A Major (Turkish) Composer: Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756-1791) Last time performed by the Rhode Island Philharmonic: FebruaryContinue reading “THE STORY BEHIND: Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.5 (“Turkish”)”

THE STORY BEHIND: Montgomery’s “Starburst”

On October 17, violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth will join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for their 75th Anniversary Virtual Gala celebration. THE STORY BEHIND: Montgomery’s Starburst Title: Starburst Composer: Jessie Montgomery (1981-) Last time performed by the Rhode Island Philharmonic: May 5, 2019 with Edwin Outwater conducting and soloist Elena Urioste Orchestration:Continue reading “THE STORY BEHIND: Montgomery’s “Starburst””

THE STORY BEHIND: Handel’s “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” from “Solomon”

On October 17, violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth will join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for their 75th Anniversary Virtual Gala celebration. THE STORY BEHIND: Handel’s Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon Title: Solomon: Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Composer: George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) Last time performed by the Rhode IslandContinue reading “THE STORY BEHIND: Handel’s “Entrance of the Queen of Sheba” from “Solomon””

RI Philharmonic Orchestra 75th Anniversary Gala Set for October 17th

World-renowned violinist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman and famed cellist Amanda Forsyth to be featured Pinchas Zukerman and the Winoker Family to receive John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership in the Arts Award  PROVIDENCE, RI – The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra proudly celebrates 75 years of great music performance and education with what promises to be an unforgettable eveningContinue reading “RI Philharmonic Orchestra 75th Anniversary Gala Set for October 17th”

MEET THE SOLOIST: Amanda Forsyth, cello: 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, October 17, 2020

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra proudly celebrates 75 years of great music performance and education with what promises to be an unforgettable evening of thrilling music and ceremony. Handel’s Entrance of the Queen of Sheba will open the program. Then virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman will play and conduct Mozart’s brilliant Violin Concerto No.5 (Turkish). The program continuesContinue reading “MEET THE SOLOIST: Amanda Forsyth, cello: 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, October 17, 2020”

MEET THE SOLOIST: Pinchas Zukerman, violin and conductor: 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, October 17, 2020

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra proudly celebrates 75 years of great music performance and education with what promises to be an unforgettable evening of thrilling music and ceremony. Handel’s Entrance of the Queen of Sheba will open the program. Then virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman will play and conduct Mozart’s brilliant Violin Concerto No.5 (Turkish). The program continuesContinue reading “MEET THE SOLOIST: Pinchas Zukerman, violin and conductor: 75th Anniversary Gala Celebration, October 17, 2020”