THE STORY BEHIND: Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Piano Concerto

On November 16, world renowned pianist Anne-Marie McDermott makes her Rhode Island debut when she performs Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.2

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THE STORY BEHIND: Tchaikovsky’s 2nd Piano Concerto

Title: Piano Concerto No.2 in G Major, Op.44

Composer: PETER I. TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)

When was the last time the Rhode Island Philharmonic played this piece: This is a RI Philharmonic Orchestra premiere.

Orchestration: The piece is scored for a solo piano, two each of flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bassoons, four horns, two trumpets, timpani and strings.

The Story: 

In 1878, Peter I. Tchaikovsky wrote to his patroness, Nadezhda von Meck, that his early compositions fell into two categories: those coming from inner compulsion and those inspired by duty or a commission. Among his mature works, all but one, the Piano Sonata, had been “duty” compositions. However, the following year a second work would be added to the list of “inner compulsion” music: the Second Piano Concerto.

In November 1879, Tchaikovsky traveled to Paris, where his Fourth Symphony was scheduled for performance. It happened, at that juncture, that he was without any commission to complete. While still in St. Petersburg, he had at first been relieved not to have any work responsibility, but he soon became bored. To solve his problem, he performed a rare act: He began to compose something from self-motivation. It was to be his Second Piano Concerto.

Now, enjoying the French capital, Tchaikovsky again took pen in hand to complete the concerto. Beginning with the finale, the composer worked through the movements in reverse order. By December 15, the composer could write to von Meck, “My concerto is ready in rough, and I am very pleased with it, especially the second movement, the
Andante.”

Although critics agree that the Second Piano Concerto is not in a class with the First, there are innovative and important features in the work, and audiences find it a satisfying experience. The chunkiness of the opening material, so reminiscent of Robert Schumann, is nonetheless admirably idiomatic to the piano. Tchaikovsky surprises us with a lyrical second theme introduced in an unexpected key. The movement goes far afield with key shifts in the development section, and even in the recapitulation he reviews the second theme in a key that leads back to the home key rather than (by tradition) staying there in the first place.

Biographer David Brown writes, “If this first movement is the most important Tchaikovsky had composed since that of the Fourth Symphony of 1877, the [concerto’s] slow movement is the most ambitious since the Andante funèbre of the Third String Quartet of 1876.” The most significant innovation of this movement is the use of violin and cello soloists on an equal footing with the piano, predictably bringing objections from early soloists. The long-spun lyrical melodies in the outer sections require these instruments, while the piano is predominant in the central portion.

The final movement is more tightly organized and executed than its predecessors. Again, however, Tchaikovsky brings fresh innovations working with various keys, which create novelties in the movement’s harmony layout. Concurrently, we have music that is straightforward and easy to assimilate. Brown summarizes, “Though its melodic material is not as distinctive as that of the parallel movement of the First Piano Concerto, this finale is in certain respects more individual. . . .”

Alexander Siloti (1863–1945) was a composition student of Tchaikovsky, and he became editor for many of Tchaikovsky’s works, notably the two piano concertos. On the concert stage, it is Siloti’s edition of the First Concerto that is most often performed. His edition of the Second Concerto is presented in this performance.

Program Notes by Dr. Michael Fink © 2019 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Cranston resident conducting upcoming ‘Generations United’ concert in Scituate

Cranston resident Dr. David Neves served as the director of bands and supervisor for 29 years in the adjacent town of Scituate, where he also taught jazz ensemble, orchestra, chorus, general music … read more

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Source: Cranston resident conducting upcoming ‘Generations United’ concert in Scituate

“Bramwell Tovey proved why he is the right man for the job”–Providence Journal review

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BRAMWELL TOVEY

From the Providence Journal

Tovey and the RI Philharmonic have spectacular night

“Tovey looked totally at ease on the podium …was in complete command, making for one of the best Philharmonic outings in some time”

New Rhode Island Philharmonic conductor Bramwell Tovey proved why he is the right man for the job, with an arresting rendition of Gustav Holst’s sometimes tender, often bombastic The Planets.

We’ve been able to witness Bramwell Tovey, the Rhode Island Philharmonic’s new conductor, on the podium and at the keyboard for some Gershwin by way of an encore.

But last night at Veterans Memorial Auditorium, we encountered Tovey the composer, as he led the second program of his inaugural season with a jazzy, upbeat score of his Urban Runway, an homage to shoppers on Rodeo Drive and Fifth Avenue.

Channing Gray
Providence Journal Classical Music Critic

Interestingly, Tovey’s brief but supercharged piece shared the first half of the program with Samuel Barber’s melting violin concerto, which by contrast was tender, introverted and all about the heart—not about a passion for designer clothes.

But the breaking news last night was that Tovey, a Grammy winner with an impressive résumé, proved why he is the right man for the job, with a spectacular rendition of Gustav Holst’s sometimes tender, often bombastic The Planets.

Granted, there was an army of musicians on stage, including two harpists and an organist, and that made for rafter-rattling climaxes in the popular Mars, which opens the massive work with the thundering drums of war, and Jupiter, with a central hymn that I’m guessing had most fans struggling to hold back tears.

Sad to say, I couldn’t stay to hear “Neptune,” with its haunting women’s choir, this time from members of the Providence Singers.

With Tovey, a real talker-in-charge, concerts are running long. He not only gave a blow-by-blow of his own work, but rambled on about the Holst, about old age and huffing and puffing to climb the stairs at The Vets.

There were also two much deserved encores from violinist James Ehnes, who played with such class in the Barber. Encores now appear to be mandatory at Philharmonic concerts, even when, as in this case, it was time for intermission.

Much as I loved Ehnes’ playing, I thought his choice of a Ysaÿe solo sonata, dark and difficult stuff, was off the mark. But his solo Bach was divine.

The orchestra, now celebrating 75 years, was in great shape throughout the evening, sounding especially sweet in the slow movement of the Barber, thanks to Cheryl Bishkoff’s heartfelt oboe solos.

But Tovey could do no wrong in The Planets. He looked totally at ease on the podium, but was in complete command, making for one of the best Philharmonic outings in some time.

RI  Philharmonic Music School’s Youth Symphonic Wind Ensemble  joins the RI Wind Ensemble on stage, Nov. 15

 

 

RI Philharmonic Music School Youth Wind Ensemble
 
Cranston’s David Neves and Scituate’s Robert Franzblau
conduct at Scituate high school

 RI PHIL SYMPHONIC WINDS BY TOWN

Members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School’s Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) Symphonic Winds join their counterparts in a side by side concert with the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble (RIWE), an adult community band based in Providence.

RIPYWE Music Director David Neves, a Cranston resident, and the former Director of Music at Scituate High School, conducts the Youth Wind Ensembles in a concert featuring Gordon Jacob’s William Byrd Suite, Frank Ticheli’s Shenandoah and John Philip Sousa’s Sabre and Spurs. The RIWE, conducted by Robert Franzblau, a Scituate resident, performs Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and Four Dances from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein.  

The ensembles combine to perform Henry Fillmore’s The Klaxon and The Circus Bee, Samuel Hazo’s Arabesque and Eric Whitacre’s Sleep. Franzblau and Neves will take to the podium to direct both the students and adults.

 “I am so excited to be partnering with the RI Wind Ensemble and their excellent director Rob. This concert gives our RIPYWE students an opportunity to partner with great adult musicians and live the fact that music making creates bonds among folks of all ages. In addition, getting a chance to conduct again at Scituate High School, where I spent 29 years developing my skills as a band director, is extremely exciting and meaningful. I have lots of great memories. I hope to see  many of my former students—now adults—and their children, attending this very special concert. I hope the concert will be a treat for the Scituate community, which will always hold a special place in my heart.”

Dr. David Neves
R.I. Philharmonic Music School

The concert, Generations United, is on Friday (Nov. 15) at 7:15 p.m. at Scituate High School.

“As a resident of Scituate for over 20 years, I’ve been in the audience at Scituate High School Auditorium many times to hear my children perform in the band, often under the direction of David,” said Franzblau. “It’s wonderful to be able to give something back to my town with this concert, and we are all looking forward to a very special night of musical community-building.”

Dr. Robert Franzblau
Rhode Island Wind Ensemble


At a Glance


Generations United
7:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15
Scituate High School
94 Trimtown Rd., North Scituate

 Tickets available at the door on the evening of the concert: $12 General Admission $7 Children, Students and Senior Citizens. For more information, call 401.248.7038, or email Cat Walsh, youth ensembles manager, cwalsh@riphil.org.

Dr. David Neves, who lives in Cranston, is currently the Director of Youth Wind Ensembles for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School and the Coordinator of Music Education at the University of Rhode Island. He is active as a music education clinician, conductor, performer, and private Instructor, providing workshops throughout New England. In 2017, Dr. Neves retired as Director of Fine and Performing Arts for the Needham Public Schools in Massachusetts. Prior to Needham, Neves served 29 years as the Director of Bands and Supervisor in Scituate, RI. While in Scituate, Neves also taught jazz ensemble, orchestra, chorus, general music, and strings. As Supervisor, he developed curricula and assessments that still serve as models throughout the region. Neves received his B.M. in Music Education from Berklee College of Music and his M.A.T. from Rhode Island College, with a concentration on saxophone performance. In 2006, he received his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Johnson & Wales University.

Dr. Robert Franzblau of Scituate has lived and worked at the intersection of musical performance and music education for 40 years. He currently serves as coordinator of graduate programs in music education at Rhode Island College, the oldest public institution of higher education in the state. In addition to teaching courses in music education methods, music theory, and ear training, his duties include field placement and supervision of pre-service teachers. Previously, he served for 21  years as director of bands at Rhode Island College, conducting the wind ensemble and chamber winds. Under his direction, the Rhode Island College Wind Ensemble performed to enthusiastic reviews at regional conventions of the College Band Directors National Association and the National Association for Music Education. This fall, he begins his tenth year as conductor and artistic director of the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, an adult community band based in Providence.

The mission of the RI Wind Ensemble is to preserve the classic American wind ensemble genre in the tradition of John Philip Sousa by presenting to audiences, music of the finest quality and variety with powerful and sensitive interpretations.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School’s Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE): Founded in 2002, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles was created to give advanced woodwind, brass and percussion students from Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut an outstanding opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality wind ensemble repertoire. RIPYWE offers these students a challenging and rewarding musical experience. Dr. David Neves, who lives in Scituate, is the Music Director of RI Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles and conducts the top-level Symphonic Winds for advanced middle and high school students, and John Knasas conducts the Wind Ensemble for intermediate to advanced middle and high school students. Both ensembles rehearse on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

About The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Ensembles: The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Ensembles (RIPYO, RIPYWE, RIPYJazz, & Chamber) provide quality rehearsal and performance experience for talented young musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. Students range in grades from elementary school through high school.

 For more information on The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School’s Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) or Youth Orchestras (RIPYO), call 401.248.7038, or email Cat Walsh, youth ensembles manager, cwalsh@riphil.org.Visit musicschool.riphil.org for information on more Philharmonic Music School activities and performances.

 

 

Bramwell Tovey on Public’s Radio talking about the RI debut of his composition ‘Urban Runway’

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Click here to hear Bramwell Tovey interviewed on the Public’s Radio

Bramwell Tovey conducts, women of the Providence Singers for Holst’s The Planets and premieres one of his award-winning compositions, October 18-19

Grammy winning violinist James Ehnes
makes his RI debut performing
Barber’s
Violin Concerto

Women of the Providence Singers featured in Holst’s The Planets

The TACO Classical Concert is on Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
The Amica Rush Hour Concert is on Friday, Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. 


 At a Glance


The Planets
TACO Classical Concert
Saturday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts

Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
James Ehnes, violin
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
TOVEY: Urban Runway
BARBER: Violin Concerto
HOLST: The Planets

The Planets
Amica Rush Hour concert
Friday, October 18, 6:30 p.m.
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts
Bramwell Tovey, Artistic Advisor
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
TOVEY: Urban Runway
HOLST: The Planets


BUY TICKETS


Tickets start at $15 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). On day of concerts only, tickets are also available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30 p.m.–showtime; Saturday, 4 p.m.-showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Questions can be emailed to boxoffice@riphil.org.

 

 

Judith Lynn Stillman teams up with NASA’s first woman director Carolyn Huntoon, WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and members of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra for Music Without Borders, Nov. 2

WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and NASA’s Carolyn Huntoon of Barrington featured
 in Stillman’s composition in honor of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing,
called SMALL STEP, GIANT LEAP: A Lunar Fantasy

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School hosts Music Without Borders: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Pianist Stillman performs with Orchestra members Katherine Winterstein, violin, Abigail Cross, viola, and Steven Laven, cello, in a variety of works celebrating cultures from around the globe…and beyond!

The chamber music program includes special appearances by WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and Barrington’s Dr. Carolyn Leach Huntoon, the first woman to serve as Director of NASA’S Johnson Space Center. Together they narrate Stillman’s SMALL STEP, GIANT LEAP: A Lunar Fantasy, commissioned in 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing.

The event is at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 2) at the Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence. (On Oct. 30, at 1 p.m., there will be a preview performance at Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College.)

 “Showcasing composers from Spain to China, the evening encompasses ethnic, indigenous and folk idioms within classical frameworks, and music that intermingles cultural traditions. The audience will experience, firsthand, that music is an extraordinary, unifying force. Our program highlights diverse cultures and represents an eclectic amalgamation of music from around the world, seemingly disparate. Yet, inspired melodies, passionate harmonies, driving rhythms, and overarching organic structures connect us all under the boundless umbrella of musical creation.”

–Judith Lynn Stillman

 

 At a Glance

Music Without Borders: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2
RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Performance & Education
667 Waterman Ave., East Providence

Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director and pianist
Barnaby Evans, narrator
Carolyn Leach Huntoon, narrator
RI Philharmonic Orchestra members

Katherine Winterstein, violin
Abigail Cross, viola
Steven Laven, cello

Joaquín Turina: Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67
Richard Strauss: Liebesliedchen for piano, violin, viola and cello,
Rabih Abou-Khalil: Arabian Waltz for Piano Trio
Judith Lynn Stillman: SMALL STEP, GIANT LEAP: A Lunar Fantasy
and works by Joaquín Rodrigo, Josef Suk, and more.


BUY TICKETS


Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students 18 and under or with a college ID, $10 for RI Philharmonic Music School students and family members. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Day of concert tickets will be available at the Carter Center starting at 7 p.m. Questions and for information email boxoffice@riphil.org.

Music Without Borders: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30

Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College
Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10, and tickets are available at the door.

About Judith Lynn Stillman, pianist, composer and filmmaker

Judith Lynn Stillman, hailed as an “artistic visionary,” is the Artist-in-Residence and a Professor of Music at Rhode Island College. She enjoys an active performing career nationally and internationally, including at the Marlboro, Tanglewood and Grand Teton music festivals, in world premieres at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and at the Grammy’s celebration in honor of Rostropovich. Ms. Stillman has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Mark O’Connor, Carol Wincenc, Paula Robison, Andras Schiff, Richard Stoltzman, Borromeo, Shanghai, Muir, Cassatt and Lydian string quartets, the Beach Boys, in a BOSE commercial with Herbie Hancock, principals of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, as visiting guest artist at major conservatories in China, Russia, Scotland and the Czech Republic, and as music director in Rome and Verona, Italy. Winner of 18 piano competitions, the first Pell Award in the Arts, and the Christiana Carteaux Bannister Award for Civil Service in the Arts, Ms. Stillman holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from The Juilliard School, where she won the Juilliard concerto competition and the Dethier Prize for Outstanding Pianist. Ms. Stillman, as filmmaker-composer-pianist, has garnered awards including Grand Jury Prize: Best Music Video, Best Multimedia Film, Best Music Score and Audience Choice in international film festivals in Los Angeles, Montréal, New York and the United Kingdom and screenings in 48 countries worldwide. Her iconic duo recording with Wynton Marsalis on Sony Classical was on the Top Ten of the Billboard charts: “Stillman and Marsalis make an impeccable duo. The playing consistently dazzles.”

About RI Philharmonic Orchestra members

Praised by critics for playing that is “as exciting as it is beautiful,” and for “livewire intensity” that is both “memorably demonic” and full of “personal warmth and charisma,” violinist Katherine Winterstein enjoys a wide range of musical endeavors. Ms. Winterstein is the concertmaster of the Vermont Symphony, the acting assistant concertmaster of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, and performs regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque and the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. She is a member of the Hartt String Quartet, and this past summer was her 14th season with the Craftsbury Chamber Players. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras including the Wintergreen Festival Orchestra, the Champlain Philharmonic, the Boston Virtuosi, and the Vermont Symphony. She has served on the performance faculty of Middlebury College in Vermont since 2002, and joined the faculty of the Hartt School of Music in September of 2011.

Born in Syracuse, N.Y., violist Abigail Kubert Cross started her musical career studying Suzuki piano at age four and, at age nine, picked up the viola in the public schools. In 1993 and 1995 respectively, Ms. Cross received her bachelor’s and master’s from Boston University where she studied with Steven Ansell, principal viola of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She spent her summers at Tanglewood, Kneisel Hall, Sarasota Music Festival, and one summer performing opera in Rome. She is currently principal viola of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, a position she has held for 21 years. In addition, she is a member of the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra and performs regularly with the Boston Ballet, the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Odyssey Opera, BMOP and the Boston Landmarks Orchestra. As a member of Walt Disney World’s All-American College Orchestra Alumni, Ms. Cross performs a yearly concert in Orlando.

Cellist Steven Laven appears with the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra (principal cellist), the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the Handel & Haydn Society, Boston Symphony and Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra. He is also an adjunct instructor of cello and chamber music at Rhode Island College, performing in the faculty Proteus String Quartet. Previously, he has held titled positions with the Houston Ballet, Houston Grand Opera and Omaha Symphony Orchestra. He has earned cello performance degrees from the Eastman and Manhattan schools of music.

About the guest narrators

Dr. Carolyn Leach Huntoon, who lives in Barrington, spent 30 years on the frontiers of space exploration. Dr. Huntoon began her research into the human physiological aspects of space flight during the Gemini and Apollo programs as a graduate student. Today, she continues to participate in defining and developing experiments  to explain changes in the human body caused by space flight. Dr. Huntoon joined NASA in 1968 through a National Research Council post-doctoral research fellowship.

Her career has been broadened with a variety of assignments within the Agency. She was chosen as Chief of the Biomedical Laboratories Branch at the Johnson Space Center, responsible for all aspects of biochemical, hematological and physiological investigations of humans in space. From the start of the Shuttle program, Dr. Huntoon has participated in astronaut selection boards. Dr. Huntoon served as Associate Director of the Johnson Space Center from 1984-1987—sharing management responsibilities for the wide variety of activities at this large research and development facility. In 1987, she was named as Director of Space and Life Sciences with responsibility for managing medical research and operations as well as the physical sciences activities at Johnson  Space Center. In 1994, she was appointed Director of Nasa’s Johnson Space Center.

About Barnaby Evans, Artistic and Executive Director, WaterFire
Barnaby Evans is an artist, designer, developer, thought leader and consultant who uses his experience in many fields and media to create original solutions in planning, public art, public space, environmental resiliency and urban interfaces. Originally trained as a scientist focusing on environment and ecology, Mr. Evans creates original art works and design solutions involving major urban interventions, site-specific sculpture installations, photography, landscape, architectural/design projects, writing and conceptual works. Mr. Evans combines his technical and ecological expertise, an awareness of spatial psychology, his sensitivity as an artist and a design philosophy to create unique solutions to public art and urban issues.

Mr. Evans created WaterFire in Providence in 1994 as part of an effort to rebrand and re-establish Providence as a destination. Frustrated by the intense negativity of the local residents about their capital city and recognizing that the just finished award-winning river relocation plan and park would need pump priming to be an effective change agent, Mr. Evans designed WaterFire as a city-scale intervention that combines a design approach with aesthetics, land art, installation, site specific work, music, ritual and spectacle.  Read more

 

Matinee added to ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert’ with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra, Feb. 8

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JUST ADDED: 2 p.m. showing of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert on Feb. 8 at the Providence Performing Arts Center, PPAC

Audiences will experience the next chapter of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra performing John Williams’ music from the entire film live to picture

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 Tickets for both performances available at www.ppacri.org

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series with the R.I. Philharmonic Orchestra returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban in Concert, the third film in the Harry Potter series. On Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will perform this magical score live from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban while the entire film plays in high-definition on a 40-foot screen.

In 2016, CineConcerts and Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, a global concert tour celebrating the Harry Potter films. Since the world premiere of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert in June 2016, more than 1.3 million fans have enjoyed this magical experience from J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, which is scheduled to include over 900 performances across more than 48 countries worldwide through 2019.

In their third year at Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione meet escaped prisoner Sirius Black and learn to handle a half-horse/half-eagle Hippogriff, repel shape-shifting Boggarts and master the art of Divination. Harry must also withstand soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a dangerous werewolf and deal with the truth about Sirius and his relationship to Harry and his parents.

Earning an Oscar nomination for the score, the spellbinding and masterful music composed by John Williams became a celebrated classic, conjuring beautiful, soaring motifs continuing the adventures of Harry Potter and his friends on their magical journey.

Tickets are on sale at www.ppacri.org, (401) 421-ARTS (2787) or the Providence Performing Arts Center Box Office, 220 Weybosset St., Providence.

“The Harry Potter film series is a once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomenon that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. It is with great pleasure that we bring fans for the first time ever an opportunity to experience the award-winning music scores played live by a symphony orchestra, all while the beloved film is simultaneously projected onto the big screen. This is truly an unforgettable event.”

Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor

Harry Potter is synonymous with excitement around the world and we hope that by performing this incredible music with the full movie, audiences will enjoy returning to the Wizarding World.”

Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts and Concert Producer for the
Harry Potter Film Concert Series

 

For more information on the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, please visit www.harrypotterinconcert.com.