At a Glance: RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75th Season, tickets available now!

Guest artists include Grammy-winners Yefim Bronfman (for season opener)
James Ehnes (October concert) 
and violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth (featured soloists for the annual gala) 

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BRAMWELL TOVEY

Tovey takes to the podium for 12 classical and 8 education concerts
for his inaugural season

Tickets on sale now!
Subscriptions for Season 75 available for as few as 4 concerts
More information at riphil.org.

BUY TICKETS TODAY

At a Glance

2019-20 TACO Classical Series

Saturdays at 8 p.m. at The VETS (otherwise specified)
The TACO Classical series is made possible through the generous support of Taco/The White Family Foundation.

Sept. 28: Bramwell Tovey Inaugural: Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, pianist
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Oct. 19: The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Women of the Providence Singers
Tovey: Urban Runway
Barber: Violin Concerto
Holst: The Planets

Nov. 16: Romantic Tchaikovsky
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Still: In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Tchaikovsky
: Piano Concerto No.2
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Jan. 25: All Mozart
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Mozart: The Magic Flute: Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

Feb. 15: Romeo & Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 14: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy: From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg: Concerto Piano, op.16, A minor
Dvořák: Symphony No.8, op.88, B.163, G major

April 4: Beethoven Symphony No.8
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
Beethoven: Egmont: Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G-Major
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2

May 2: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Providence Singers
Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Verdi: Requiem

2019-20 Amica Rush Hour Series

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS
The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible through the generous support of Amica Insurance.

Oct. 18:
The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Tovey
: Urban Runway
Holst: The Planets
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director

Feb. 14: Romeo and Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 13: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy: From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg
: Piano Concerto

May 1: Season Finale Verdi: Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Providence Singers
Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Verdi: Requiem

2019-20 Special Concerts

Thursday, Oct. 10: Indigo Girls with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St., Providence
Tickets:  
http://www.ppacri.org ; (401) 421-ARTS (2787); PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street)
Indigo Girls
RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, Dec. 14: Handel’s Messiah at 7 p.m.
Handel
: Messiah with Providence Singers
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Providence Singers

2020 Link Up Concerts
May 18-22
Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Link Up Education Concerts at The VETS mark the culmination of a school-year-long music education program throughout Southern New England for grades 3-5.

Season 75 GALA with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth
Saturday, June 13
Time: TBD
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

Please Note: All repertoire and artists are subject to change

 Buy Tickets

Subscriptions are currently available for as few as four concerts, with discounts for students, children and veterans. Subscriptions can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or by phone at 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on holidays). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Single tickets go on sale on July 22.

Subscriber benefits include:

  • Reserved seats for every TACO Classical or Amica Rush Hour concert, and first priority to upgrade your seats
  • Significant ticket discount–eight concerts for the price of seven
  • Priority access to special event tickets
  • Fifteen percent off on additional series tickets (some restrictions apply)

Groups of 10 or more can arrange a special rate and personalized experience. Visit riphil.org/groups or call 401.248.7076.

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Youth Wind Ensemble presents a concert  at East Providence’s Weaver Library, Aug. 21

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Summer Wind Ensemble

The RI Philharmonic Youth Summer Wind Ensemble of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Musical School performing in a 2018 concert at the Seekonk Public Library Meadows. RI Philharmonic Music School Photo

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Summer Wind Ensemble (RIPYSWE) of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School performs a free concert at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 21, (rain date is Wednesday, Aug. 28) at the East Providence Weaver Public Library.

The concert includes selections from Les Miserables, marches by John Philip Sousa, The Star Spangled BannerAmerican Riversongs and more. RIPYSWE is conducted by David Neves, Ph.D., and John F. Knasas, Jr.

 

***At a Glance***

RIPYSWE Concert
6:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 21
Rain Date: Wednesday, August 28
East Providence Weaver Public Library
41 Grove Ave., East Providence
Free

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Wind Ensembles (RIPYSWE) consists of select members of the RI Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE). During the school year, RIPYWE provides a quality wind ensemble rehearsal and performance experience for talented young musicians from southern New England. RIPYWE Symphonic Winds is designed for advanced middle- and high-school students, and Wind Ensemble is for intermediate to advanced middle- and high-school students.

For more information or to schedule an audition, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

 

Grammy-winning Indigo Girls perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at the Providence Performing Arts Center, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets available at PPACRI.ORG

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra are pleased to announce that the Grammy-winning duo Indigo Girls will perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at PPAC on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7:30 p.m.

The Indigo Girls previously performed with the Orchestra in 2015 to critical acclaim:

“The Indigo Girls–[Emily] Saliers and Amy Ray–have the unusual ability to maintain distinctive musical personalities in the context of a tightly-knit duo….Together, though, their voices blend beautifully.”–Providence Journal

Tickets for Indigo Girls are available at PPACRI.ORG, by phone, (401) 421-ARTS (2787), and at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence). Tickets start at $25. (All ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. )

At a Glance

Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019: Indigo Girls with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St., Providence
Tickets:  
www.ppacri.org; (401) 421-ARTS (2787); PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street)
Indigo Girls
RI Philharmonic Orchestra

About the Indigo Girls

Twenty years after they began releasing records as the Indigo Girls, Amy Ray and Emily Saliers have politely declined the opportunity to slow down with age. With a legacy of releases and countless U.S. and international tours behind them, the Indigo Girls have forged their own way in the music business. Amy and Emily have sold over 14 million records and are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s, and ’10s.

In 2012, Amy and Emily collaborated with a pair of orchestrators to prepare larger-than-life arrangements of their songs to perform with symphonies around the country. The Grammy-winning duo managed to find that elusive sonic sweet spot with the project, creating a seamless blend of folk, rock, pop, and classical that elevated their songs to new emotional heights without sacrificing any of the emotional intimacy and honesty that have defined their music for decades.

The power of unity, both in music and in life, has been a motto of the Indigo Girls’ ever since the release of their 1989 self-titled breakout album. Since then, the band has racked up a slew of Gold and Platinum records, taken home a coveted Grammy Award, and earned the respect of high-profile peers and collaborators from Michael Stipe to Joan Baez.

 “One of the finest folk duos of all time.”–NPR’s Mountain Stage

“They personify what happens when two distinct sensibilities, voices, and worldviews come together to create something transcendentally its own.”–Rolling Stone

Summer 2019 at the Music School kicks off with a tune-filled start

Chamber music wafts throughout the halls and classrooms during the first week of summer


June 24-28 summer officially started at the Music School with a 
one-week intensive chamber music workshop. Young people and adults tuned up and performed in ensembles on strings, woodwinds, brass and piano. In addition to daily coaching, students received masterclasses and performances.

Space is still available for
selected summer workshops

Sign up today!

Jazz Rock & Blues
Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 29 – August 2, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Week 2: Monday-Friday, August 5 – August 9, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

 This one or two-week intensive summer workshop gives middle and high school music students the opportunity to develop musicianship, collaborate with their peers and gain confidence in performance. Curriculum includes music theory, improvisation, introduction to a recording studio, styles class for drummers and Latin percussion. Prior jazz, rock and blues experience is not required.

 Trombone

Monday-Tuesday, July 29-30, 1-2:30 p.m.; Wednesday-Thursday July 31-August 1, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Trombone Workshop provides the fundamentals of brass playing and performance of innovative repertoire for low brass ensemble. Alexei Doohovskoy is a member of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s trombone section and serves on the faculties of Rhode Island College and Brown University. This workshop welcomes middle and high school students who play trombone, euphonium or tuba.

For an audition application or more information, please visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

 

On the “Rhode Show” to talk summer workshops and lessons, Season 75 and Summer Pops

Executive Director David Beauchesne and trombonist Alexei Dohoovskoy went on the road to the Rhode Show to be interviewed about the RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s FREE Summer Pops concerts, summer workshops and lessons at the Music School, and a preview of the upcoming 75th Season.

“This is our first full season with Bramwell Tovey on the podium, and the first season he planned with us. The repertoire is spectacular….Guest artists are one Grammy Award winner after another.”

David Beauchesne, Executive Director
RI Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School

click on the Photo to view the appearance

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Subscriptions are currently available for as few as four concerts, with discounts for students, children and veterans. Subscriptions can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or by phone at 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on holidays). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Single tickets go on sale on  July 22.

 

 

 

Bramwell Tovey and the RI Philharmonic announce the Orchestra’s 75th Season; Tickets available now!

Guest artists include Grammy-winners Yefim Bronfman (for season opener)
James Ehnes (October concert) 
and violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth (featured soloists for the annual gala) 

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BRAMWELL TOVEY

Tovey takes to the podium for 12 classical and 8 education concerts
for his inaugural season

The RI Philharmonic has announced the Orchestra’s 75th Season, which marks the first planned and led by newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey. Tovey will conduct 12 classical concerts, the Orchestra & Music School’s Season 75 Gala, which features violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, Handel’s Messiah, and eight Link Up education concerts at The VETS. 

 Single tickets available now. You can find more information at riphil.org.

  BUY TICKETS TODAY

Celebrating 75 Years

In addition to the RI debut of world-renowned violinist Ehnes, who in 2007 along with Tovey was awarded the Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance, Grammy winners Yefim Bronfman and Zukerman will have their RI inaugural performances. Other solo premieres include pianist Natasha Paremski and cellist Johannes Moser. The season features the return of such favorites as pianists Joyce Yang and Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Karen Gomyo, soprano Andriana Chuchman and alto Susan Platts.

After her successful concert last season, acclaimed conductor Tania Miller will be back, along with Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St. Clair, who was last here in 2005.

The celebratory 75th season includes eight Saturday night TACO Classical concerts, four Friday night Amica Rush Hour concerts, Handel’s Messiah and the annual gala. All classical concerts are at The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, and the 75th Season features eight TACO Classical concerts on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 14, April 4 and May 2. The Amica Rush Hour concerts are on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, Feb. 14, March 13 and May 1. The perennial holiday favorite Handel’s Messiah is on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The season concludes with the annual gala and fundraiser featuring violinist Zukerman and cellist Forsyth on June 13.

In the Community

Tovey will lead the Orchestra for eight Link Up education concerts in May 2020, welcoming more than 12,000 students from over 100 area schools to The VETS. Link Up is the culmination of a year of in-school music education and support for teachers.

At a Glance

2019-20 TACO Classical Series

Saturdays at 8 p.m. at The VETS (otherwise specified)
The TACO Classical series is made possible through the generous support of Taco/The White Family Foundation.

Sept. 28: Bramwell Tovey Inaugural: Bronfman Plays Rachmaninoff
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, pianist
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Oct. 19: The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
Tovey: Urban Runway
Barber: Violin Concerto
Holst: The Planets

Nov. 16: Romantic Tchaikovsky
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Still: In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Tchaikovsky
: Piano Concerto No.2
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Jan. 25: All Mozart
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
Mozart: The Magic Flute: Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

Feb. 15: Romeo & Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Copland: Appalachian Spring: Suite
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 14: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie Murphy: From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg: Concerto Piano, op.16, A minor
Dvořák: Symphony No.8, op.88, B.163, G major

April 4: Beethoven Symphony No.8
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
Beethoven: Egmont: Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G-Major
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2

May 2: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Providence Singers
Verdi: Requiem

2019-20 Amica Rush Hour Series

Fridays at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS
The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible through the generous support of Amica Insurance.

Oct. 18:
The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Tovey
: Urban Runway
Holst: The Planets
Women of the Providence Singers

Feb. 14: Romeo and Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 13: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
Kelly-Marie MURPHY: From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…
Grieg
: Piano Concerto

May 1: Season Finale Verdi: Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Providence Singers
Verdi: Requiem

2019-20 Special Concerts

Thursday, Oct. 10: Indigo Girls with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 p.m.
Providence Performing Arts Center
220 Weybosset St., Providence
Tickets:  
www.ppacri.org; (401) 421-ARTS (2787); PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street)
Indigo Girls
RI Philharmonic Orchestra

Saturday, Dec. 14: Handel’s Messiah at 7 p.m.
Handel
: Messiah with Providence Singers
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Providence Singers

2020 Link Up Concerts
May 18-22
Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Link Up Education Concerts at The VETS mark the culmination of a school-year-long music education program throughout Southern New England for grades 3-5.

Season 75 GALA with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth
Saturday, June 13
Time: TBD
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

Please Note: All repertoire and artists are subject to change

 Buy Tickets

Subscriptions are currently available for as few as four concerts, with discounts for students, children and veterans. Subscriptions can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or by phone at 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on holidays). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. 

Subscriber benefits include:

  • Reserved seats for every TACO Classical or Amica Rush Hour concert, and first priority to upgrade your seats
  • Significant ticket discount–eight concerts for the price of seven
  • Priority access to special event tickets
  • Fifteen percent off on additional series tickets (some restrictions apply)

Groups of 10 or more can arrange a special rate and personalized experience. Visit riphil.org/groups or call 401.248.7076.

Statement from the RI Philharmonic about Conductor Bramwell Tovey

 

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Rhode Island Philharmonic’s Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey has been diagnosed with cancer. The condition was caught early, and his doctors expect him to make a complete recovery. Tovey is taking the summer off from conducting to focus on his treatment. He is expected to return to the podium in the fall and will lead the Philharmonic Orchestra to open its 75th Season at The VETS on September 28.  

“Bramwell is in good spirits. We’ve had a wonderful time working together to plan next season and are now working on the 2020-2021 season and beyond. We are excited to embark on a new era for the Philharmonic together.”

David Beauchesne
Executive Director
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

Tovey led a phenomenal all-Tchaikovsky gala with the Philharmonic Orchestra in March. He returned in April to visit schools and work with students in Pawtucket. He spent a week in Rhode Island in May to attend the organization’s Link Up education concerts, work with staff, conduct a masterclass at the Music School and attend a variety of events.

The Orchestra’s 75th Season launches in September. Tovey is scheduled to conduct 12 classical concerts in Providence, including the Orchestra & Music School’s Annual Gala, on June 13, 2020, which features violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth. Details on the season, and more information about Tovey can be found at riphil.org.

“Bramwell is entirely dedicated to realizing the artistic vision for this organization that we have all shaped together. He has already raised our aspirations for what we can do for this community through world class concerts and music education. The entire Board, staff, Orchestra, faculty, and indeed all of Rhode Island wishes Bramwell a speedy recovery. We look forward to being with him in September to enjoy the beginning of what will be a spectacular season as he helps lead our Orchestra, as well as our education programs to new heights.”

Dr. Robert Naparstek 
Board President
RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School