MEET THE STAFF: Craig McNutt, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? Orleans, MA (AKA “Cape Cod”) Favorite meal or restaurant? Any good shellfish and pasta recipe! Coffee or Tea? Coffee – Decaf Americano more accurately. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? Timpani. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started?Continue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Craig McNutt, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Kevin Owen, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? Various places in NY, The process continues to this day. Favorite meal or restaurant? I do love the scallops at Red Bridge Tavern in East Providence. Coffee or Tea? Coffee, no more than ten cups a day. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? French horn! What inspiredContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Kevin Owen, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Betsy Pabon, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member

Where did you grow up? San Juan, PR and Bloomington, IN. Favorite meal or restaurant? Hard– INDIAN because of the spices, Sushi because of the fish! Coffee or Tea? Coffee!!!! Dark roast– cafe con leche:) What instrument do you teach at the RI Philharmonic Music School? Suzuki Violin and Cello and Suzuki Group Classes throughContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Betsy Pabon, RI Philharmonic Music School Faculty Member”

MEET THE STAFF: Thomas Parchman, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? Memphis, TN. Favorite meal or restaurant? A really good mole poblano sauce. Coffee or Tea? Yes. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? Clarinet and bass clarinet. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started? Started at 12 years ofContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Thomas Parchman, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

MEET THE STAFF: Sarah Atwood, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician

Where did you grow up? MA/NH/VT. Favorite meal or restaurant? Omani food. Coffee or Tea? Coffee. What instrument do you play in the RI Philharmonic? Violin. What inspired you to take up that instrument and how old were you when you started? I spent my early years at a research station where my father wasContinue reading “MEET THE STAFF: Sarah Atwood, RI Philharmonic Orchestra Musician”

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”