MEET THE STAFF: Paul Surapine, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member

Where did you grow up? Enfield Connecticut, suburb of Hartford, and just south of Springfield MA. Favorite meal or restaurant? Many, but my “neighborhood hang” is the Caffe Sorrento in Milford MA. Coffee or Tea? Mostly coffee, a nice espresso at night, occasionally tea. What instrument do you teach at the RI Philharmonic Music School?Continue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Paul Surapine, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member”

MEET THE STAFF: Erin Flood, Enrollment and Student Services Manager

Where did you grow up? I’m a Rhode Islander through and through! I grew up in Smithfield, Rhode Island. What is your favorite song, artist, musical memory? My favorite musical memory is probably seeing James Taylor’s surprise performance at the Newport Folk Festival. Newport Folk Festival is one of the best musical experiences around! FavoriteContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Erin Flood, Enrollment and Student Services Manager”

MEET THE STAFF: Amelia Prioli, Community Partnerships Manager

Where did you grow up? South Carolina – in the Upstate and the Lowcountry. What is your favorite song, artist, musical memory? What an impossible question… I feel like I’d have to combine so many things, so I’ll note the following formative musical memories that I’m really lucky to have: 1. My family always madeContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Amelia Prioli, Community Partnerships Manager”

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra cancels previously postponed concerts through May 2020.

75th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring Pinchas Zukerman and Amanda Forsyth moved to October 11.   Based on the unprecedented challenges to local communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra has made the difficult decision to cancel its previously postponed concerts for the 2019-2020 75th anniversary season. “We feel fortunate to have been able to reschedule our 75th Anniversary Gala with PinchasContinue reading “Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra cancels previously postponed concerts through May 2020.”

MEET THE STAFF: David Gasper, Director of Artistic Operations and Artistic Administrator

Where did you grow up? I grew up in New Orleans, land of Mardi Gras and dixieland jazz, and my first musical instrument was the saxophone. I switched to horn when I discovered classical music. What is your favorite song, artist, musical memory? When I was a teen, my mother bought me a couple ofContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: David Gasper, Director of Artistic Operations and Artistic Administrator”

MEET THE STAFF: Danielle Meath, Manager of Marketing and Group Sales

Where did you grow up? Bellingham, MA. What is your favorite song, artist, musical memory? I love oldies, pretty much anything from the 1940s-1960s. Some of my favorite musical memories are going to James Taylor concerts throughout my childhood. Favorite meal or restaurant? A lobster roll from Red’s Eats in Wiscasset, Maine or dinner atContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Danielle Meath, Manager of Marketing and Group Sales”

MEET THE STAFF: Katie Sklar, Director of Individual Giving

Where did you grow up? Delmar, NY – a small town outside of Albany. What is your favorite song, artist, musical memory? Hearing the BSO perform Dvorak’s New World Symphony when I was a senior in high school. That was actually the first time I heard a live professional orchestra. My youth orchestra (Empire StateContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Katie Sklar, Director of Individual Giving”

RHODE ISLAND PHILHARMONIC MUSIC SCHOOL TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS ALL ACTIVITIES THROUGH APRIL 30.

Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus, The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School will temporarily suspend all non-private instruction activity. PRIVATE INSTRUCTION WILL CONTINUE. All group classes, ensembles and recital/rehearsal/performance activities are suspended through Friday, April 17. At this time, we plan to resume all activities on SATURDAY, APRIL 18.