Meet Vocalist Morgan James; Performs Bernstein for the RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s Gala, June 3

Morgan James joins the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for
Leonard Bernstein’s classics, June 3, 
3:00pm, at The VETS

To salute music legend Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Broadway’s Morgan James is on stage with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra for its annual fundraiser–featuring Bernstein’s famous Broadway compositions, West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and more.

Morgan JamesAbout Morgan James

“A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep….This woman is on fire.”—The New York Times

  • A graduate of Juilliard.
  • Broadway credits include Motown: The Musical, The Addams Family, Godspell and Wonderland.
  • Released several albums.
  • Well known for her collaborations with the jazz collective Postmodern Jukebox.

Buy Tickets

Concert tickets ($25-$75, including all fees) can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by calling 401.248.7000 (M-F 9am-4:30pm, closed Memorial Day). 

Gala Dinner tickets ($750) include premium concert seating, cocktail reception and dinner, and are available by calling Laurie Johnson-Carvalho at 401.248.7034, or by emailing ljohnson-carvalho@riphil.org.

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Meet Teddy Abrams; Conducts RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s fundraiser, June 3

 Teddy Abrams joins the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to perform
Leonard Bernstein’s classics, June 3, 
3:00pm, at The VETS

To salute music legend Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Conductor Teddy Abrams leads RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s annual fundraiser–featuring Bernstein’s famous Broadway compositions—West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and more.

LO-Teddy-Abrams-Iroquois-1024x683About Teddy Abrams

  • Known for versatility.
  • Is the Music Director of the Louisville Orchestra and Music Director and Conductor of the Britt Orchestra.
  • An established pianist, clarinetist, and composer.
  • Youngest conducting student ever accepted at Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Michael Tilson Thomas, Otto-Werner Mueller and Ford Lallerstedt.
  •  Work this season includes debuts with the Los Angeles and Malaysian philharmonics.

Buy Tickets

Concert tickets ($25-$75, including all fees) can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by calling 401.248.7000 (M-F 9am-4:30pm, closed Memorial Day). 

Gala tickets ($750) include premium concert seating, cocktail reception and dinner, and are available by calling  401.248.7034.

Students from 99 area schools perform with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra, May 24 and 25

In Partnership with Carnegie Hall, Trinity Rep’s Mia Ellis
hosts RI Philharmonic Link Up concerts

 Trinity Rep’s Mia Ellis hosts RI Philharmonic & Carnegie Hall’s Link Up concerts

Performance celebrates year of music education
 to students and support for music teachers

SMALL RIPhil.logoNEW.blue.Nearly 12,000 third, fourth and fifth graders representing 99 schools will perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The VETS on Thursday (May 24) and Friday (May 25) between and 9 a.m. and noon. The Link Up concerts mark the culmination of a school-year-long music education program throughout Southern New England. Mia Ellis of Trinity Rep is the celebrity host.

Each participating student received a quality soprano recorder and workbook, as part of a 12-unit curriculum on basic music literacy through performance. In addition, the program provides professional development for all participating teachers.

****At a Glance****

Link Up Concerts with Trinity Rep’s Mia Ellis
9 a.m.-noon, Thursday, May 24, and Friday, May 25
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence

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“Link Up is one of our most important programs! It is a key strategy toward achieving our goal of music literacy for every child in our state, regardless of the zip code they grow up in. We partner with mayors, superintendents, principals and teachers, as well as our wonderful funders, which include Taco and Hasbro, to reach more than 20,000 school children annually with critical music education.”

–David Beauchesne, Executive Director
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

The 2018 program, called The Orchestra Sings, is themed around melody, one of the universal elements of music. Students join the Orchestra for the following: Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, Dvořák’s New World Symphony, and American Folk Songs by Brackett, Copland, and even a Woody Guthrie song arranged by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Horn, Kevin Owen.

Concluding its seventh season, Link Up, a music education curriculum developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, is one of several programs included in Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School’s FLEX program (Foundations in Learning Exploration). Funding for Link Up comes primarily from businesses, foundations and individuals. For more information on the FLEX program, click HERE.

The FLEX Program is made possible by our generous sponsors. They are:

  • Hasbro Children’s Fund
  • TACO/The White Family Foundation
  • Victoria Alviti Music Foundation
  • Deborah and Charles Royce
  • Knickerbocker Music Center
  • June Rockwell Levy Foundation
  • Jeffrey Osborne Foundation
  • NewportFed Charitable Foundation
  • BankNewport
  • Bank RI
  • Mary Dexter Chafee Fund
  • Collette Foundation
  • Frederick C. Tanner Memorial Fund Inc.
  • Rhode Island State Council on the Arts
  • O’Hanian-Szostak Family Foundation
  • The Rhode Island Foundation
  • The Pacifica Foundation
  • The John Clarke Trust
  • Navigant Credit Union
  • The United Theater

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Celebrates  Leonard Bernstein with a Concert Fundraiser and Gala, June 3

 Teddy Abrams and Morgan James join
the
Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to perform
Leonard Bernstein’s classics

 PPAC’s J.L. “Lynn” Singleton receives John Hazen White, Sr.
Leadership in the Arts Award at post-concert celebration and dinner

To salute music legend Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, Conductor Teddy Abrams and Broadway vocalist Morgan James join the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra on stage for a program featuring songs and music from Bernstein’s famous Broadway compositions—West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, Candide and more. The concert is at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 3, at The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence.

“We are looking forward to honoring Bernstein’s irresistible American classics with a rare performance featuring Teddy and Morgan, who are two inspiring and versatile artists. Teddy is a noted music director and musician, and Morgan is a highly regarded   Broadway singer and songwriter. What promises to be a spectacular concert at The VETS is our largest fundraiser of the year. The money raised goes to music and music education throughout the region. Join us as Teddy and Morgan team up with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra for a memorable exploration of Bernstein.”

David Beauchesne
Executive Director of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

The concert will be immediately followed by the Bernstein on Broadway: Glitter and Be GALA celebration and dinner at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, which is adjacent to The VETS. During the post-concert Gala, J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and a leader of Providence’s artistic renaissance, will be honored with the prestigious John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership in the Arts Award.

“Lynn is a visionary who embodies the meaning of this special award. We are pleased to be saluting—among many of his outstanding accomplishments—his unwavering commitment to important artistic partnerships, his philanthropy, and his invaluable guidance in reviving The VETS.”

–David Beauchesne
Executive Director of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School

This year, the funds raised from the concert and the Bernstein on Broadway: Glitter and Be Gala will go toward scholarships, and education and community outreach programs. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School is committed to ensuring access to the Gala concert to musicians, students and music lovers. A block of tickets will be reserved for lottery distribution to students and faculty of the Music School, elementary teachers participating in the Philharmonic’s FLEX/Link Up, and students and faculty of Community MusicWorks and the Jacqueline M. Walsh School for Performing and Visual Arts.

The Gala is made possible through the generous support of Taco/The White Family Foundation, Amica Insurance, The Washington Trust Co., Collette Foundation, University Orthopedics, Murray Family Charitable Foundation, Capital Properties Inc., E.W. Burman Inc. and (add)ventures.

*** At a Glance***

Best of Bernstein’s Broadway
Teddy Abrams, Guest Conductor
Morgan James, Guest Artist

Sunday, June 3
3:00pm Concert
The VETS
One Avenue of the Arts, Providence

Concert tickets ($25-$75, including all fees) can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by calling 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9am-4:30pm, closed Memorial Day).

Gala Celebration Dinner
Immediately following the concert is the Gala Dinner honoring PPAC’s J.L. “Lynn” Singleton at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, adjacent to The VETS

Gala Dinner tickets ($750) include premium concert seating, cocktail reception and dinner, and are available by calling Laurie Johnson-Carvalho at 401.248.7034, or by emailing ljohnson-carvalho@riphil.org.

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About Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Leonard BernsteinComposer, conductor, pianist, teacher, thinker and adventurous spirit, Leonard Bernstein transformed the way Americans and people everywhere hear and appreciate music. Bernstein’s successes as a composer ranged from the Broadway stage—West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, and Candide—to concert halls throughout the world, where his orchestral and choral music continues to thrive. Few composers capture their time and become the iconic voice of their age. Leonard Bernstein found his “voice” in the early 1940s and projected the sound of urban and urbane America from the period of World War II to the anti-war movements of the 1970s and the fall of the Berlin Wall and Soviet communism.

Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, thinker and adventurous spirit, Leonard Bernstein transformed the way Americans and people everywhere hear and appreciate music. Bernstein’s successes as a composer ranged from the Broadway stage—West Side Story, On the Town, Wonderful Town, and Candide—to concert halls throughout the world, where his orchestral and choral music continues to thrive. Few composers capture their time and become the iconic voice of their age. Leonard Bernstein found his “voice” in the early 1940s and projected the sound of urban and urbane America from the period of World War II to the anti-war movements of the 1970s and the fall of the Berlin Wall and Soviet communism.

About Teddy Abrams, conductor
LO-Teddy-Abrams-Iroquois-1024x683Known as a versatile musician, Teddy Abrams, the music director of the Louisville Orchestra and music director and conductor of the Britt Orchestra, is an established pianist, clarinetist, and composer. He was the youngest conducting student ever accepted at Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Michael Tilson Thomas, Otto-Werner Mueller and Ford Lallerstedt, and at the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with David Zinman. His work this season includes debuts with the Los Angeles and Malaysian philharmonics; the Milwaukee, Fort Worth, Princeton, and Omaha symphonies; and The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. Recent highlights include engagements with the San Francisco, Houston, Vancouver, Colorado and Phoenix symphonies; Florida Orchestra; the Louisiana and New Mexico philharmonics; and the Kennedy Center.

About Morgan JamesMorgan James

“A phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep….This woman is on fire.”—The New York Times

A graduate of The Juilliard School, James’ Broadway credits include Motown: The Musical, The Addams Family, Godspell and Wonderland. She has released several albums with Epic Records, and she is well known for her collaborations with the jazz collective Postmodern Jukebox.

About J. L. “Lynn” Singleton
In 1983, Lynn Singleton arrived at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as President and successfully reversed the theatre’s financial situation from near bankruptcy. Since 1984, PPAC has been considered one of the most successful, not-for-profit theatres in North America. Under his direction, attendance at PPAC has increased from 57,000 in 1983 to nearly 500,000 this year, and the number of events has tripled, resulting in PPAC being voted by Performance Magazine the top 3,000-seat theatre in the nation in 1985 and 1987. Recently, PPAC has received Tony Awards as producers of Once, Kinky Boots, and Dear Evan Hansen, winners of Best Broadway Musical.

In 2012, Lynn successfully sought passage of legislation to expand Rhode Island’s existing film tax credit to include opening of pre- and post-Broadway national tours in the state. As a result, since 2012, PPAC has opened nine national tours, opening three in 2013—Evita, Once, and The Phantom of the Opera. Rhode Island was only the second state to expand their film tax credit to include opening of Broadway shows.

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J.L. “Lynn” Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and a leader of Providence’s artistic renaissance, is to be honored with the prestigious John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership in the Arts Award. Photo by Shane Photography.

Lynn initiated and completed PPAC’s $8 million stage expansion and $5 million historically-accurate restoration of the Grand Lobby, Arcade, Auditorium, and electronic marquee/vertical sign. These improvements to the facility allowed the presentation of blockbuster shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, Disney’s Beauty & the Beast, The Lion King, Wicked and Jersey Boys. In recognition, Lynn became the first recipient of the City of Providence Renaissance Award for Highest Achievement in the Arts. As Associate Producer of Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby, Lynn was nominated for a 1999 Tony Award in the Best Revival of a Musical category. Most recently, he received the Best Art Direction for a Variety or Music Program Emmy Award for A&E’s cable television version of this production starring Cathy Rigby.

In 1988, Lynn founded Professional Facilities Management, Inc. (PFM, http://www.pfmcorp.com) and serves as President and CEO. Today, PFM, a wholly owned for-profit subsidiary of PPAC,  has national management/booking contracts with eleven facilities in eight states. Last year, PFM presented over 1,300 major national and international cultural and contemporary performances and attractions. Their 2,700-seat theatre in Durham, N.C., was ranked 5th in Pollstar magazine, 4th in Billboard magazine, and 3rd in Venues Today magazine in 2016.

In May of 2012, Lynn received Trinity Repertory Company’s Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts. Lynn sits on the Government Relations Committee of the Broadway League and is a voting member for the Tony Awards. In 2004, he was the recipient of the Broadway League’s Samuel J. L’Hommedieu Award for Outstanding Achievement in Presenter Management. In 2011 and again in 2016, Lynn was named as one of the 25 “driving forces” in the Rhode Island business community over the past 25 years by Providence Business News. Lynn will be honored as the recipient of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School’s prestigious John Hazen White Sr. Leadership in the Arts Award at its upcoming fundraiser, Bernstein on Broadway: Glitter and Be GALA, on Sunday, June 3, at The VETS.

About the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School
As the largest fully integrated orchestra and music school in the United States, its mission is to enrich and transform Rhode Island and Southern New England through great music performance and education. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School strives to be the national model for the 21st-century symphony orchestra, providing performances and education programs that are of exceptional quality, and are relevant and accessible. The Philharmonic’s 73rd season offers eight TACO classical concerts and four Amica Rush Hour concerts. A search is in progress for the Philharmonic’s new music director, following Larry Rachleff’s retirement in 2017.

During the past four seasons, audiences for the Orchestra’s TACO Classical Concerts and Amica Rush Hour series have increased by 42 percent. Throughout the same period, the Philharmonic Music School, which encourages lifelong engagement with music through comprehensive music education and community partnership programs taught by Orchestra members and other faculty, has seen its enrollment grow by 39 percent, and the Music School’s education and engagement programs have doubled, serving more than 20,000 children annually. In addition, the Orchestra and Music School’s combined community impact has grown exponentially, and it has become the largest symphony orchestra in the nation to devote more than 50 percent of its programmatic budget to music education and engagement.

Music School alumni include principal players in the nation’s finest orchestras, skilled music educators, esteemed composers and conductors, CEOs, doctors, lawyers, mathematicians, academicians and a former Miss Universe. As one of the largest community music schools in the nation, it has one of finest music education facilities in the Northeast–the Carter Center for Music Education and Performance in East Providence–in addition to branches in East Greenwich and Westerly.

Buy Tickets

Concert tickets ($25-$75, including all fees) can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by calling 401.248.7000 (M-F 9am-4:30pm, closed Memorial Day). 

Gala Dinner tickets ($750) include premium concert seating, cocktail reception and dinner, and are available by calling Laurie Johnson-Carvalho at 401.248.7034, or by emailing ljohnson-carvalho@riphil.org.

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Announces and Summer Ensembles, Workshops and Camps

RIPhil.logoNEW.blue.MAINA listing of summer workshops, ensembles and camps for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School this spring and summer is below. All ensembles, summer camps and workshops are held at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

Chamber Music Camp
Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 10:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

This one-week intensive chamber music workshop is for young people and adults who play strings, woodwinds, brass or piano. Although prior chamber music skills are not required, applicants should have good music reading skills. In addition to daily coaching, the program includes rehearsals, masterclasses and performances. Already established chamber groups are welcome, and we offer a one-day enrollment for adults.

 Applications for the Chamber Music Camp are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Alternative Strings Ensemble
Tuesdays, July 10-August 28, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Alternative Strings Ensemble explores alternative styles and different string playing techniques used in rock, jazz and folk music. Come learn to chop, improvise and play chords on your instrument along with a drummer and keyboard player, then incorporate these into some familiar songs. This group is open to string players with more than three years of experience. Perfect for older strings players that want to have fun and a great challenge for younger players.  No audition required!

Piano Plus & Piano Kids
Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Piano Plus is an opportunity for intermediate and advanced students to enjoy their piano studies in a varied workshop that includes piano four hands, coaching, accompaniment, supervised practicing and music appreciation class. There are daily discussions on many aspects of piano playing including effective practicing, performance preparation, music memorization and more. Piano Plus Workshop will conclude with a recital of all the participants who will be featured accompanying soloists and playing piano pieces for four, six or eight hands.

Piano Kids is designed for beginners between the ages of six and 10 who are just starting their piano studies. The day will begin with warm-up piano exercises. Then it will be filled with musical games, daily composer sessions and learning simple duets, which will be performed in a recital.

 Applications for Piano Plus and Piano Kids are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Jazz Rock & Blues Camp
Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Week 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, 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 other musicians 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.

 Applications for Jazz Rock & Blues Camp are due June 15. Applications received after June 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Trombone Workshop
Tuesday-Thursday, August 14-16, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Trombone Workshop provides the fundamentals of brass playing and performance of innovative repertoire for low brass ensemble. Alexei Doohovsky 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.drivw

 

At-A-Glance

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or contact the Music School at
401.248.7001 or cartercenter@riphil.org.

Chamber Music
Monday-Friday, June 25-29, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Applications are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Alternative Strings Ensemble
Tuesdays, July 10-August 28, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Piano Plus & Piano Kids
Monday-Friday, July 30-August 3, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Applications are due May 15. Applications received after May 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

Jazz, Rock & Blues
Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 30-Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Week 2: Monday-Friday, Aug. 6-10, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Applications are due June 15. Applications received after June 15 will be handled on a space-available basis.

 Trombone Workshop
Tuesday-Thursday, August 14-16, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

 All ensembles, summer camps and workshops are held at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

 

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Announces Youth Ensembles Auditions

RIPhil.logoNEW.blue.MAINA listing of auditions for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School this spring and summer is below. All ensembles, summer camps and workshops are held at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) will hold auditions by appointment for the Symphony, Repertory and String orchestras, and Intermediate String and String ensembles on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 29, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday June 7, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

RIPYO provides quality orchestral rehearsal and performance experiences for talented young musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. The professional conducting staff, led by music director, symphony conductor and RI Philharmonic Orchestra member, Alexey Shabalin, is committed to providing the best educational experience for each student.

All RIPYO ensembles rehearse once per week in East Providence from September through May and present three performances. RIPYO Symphony members also perform side-by-side with RI Philharmonic musicians at a Friday night Amica Rush Hour concert once during the season.

RIPY Chamber Ensembles
By appointment: Contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Chamber Music classes provide a format for intensive study and performance of standard chamber music repertoire for string quartets, woodwind and brass quintets, piano trios and quartets and mixed ensembles. Students should have a minimum of three years playing experience. Ensembles receive weekly one-hour coaching sessions, perform in recitals and participate in masterclasses. Rehearsals generally begin in October and run through May. Acceptance and placement is by audition with Chamber Department Chair Lois Finkel. Students are placed in groups of two, three or more based on skill level, age and needed instrumentation.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Jazz Ensembles (RIPYJazz) will hold auditions for the RIPYJazz and Rock Combos on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 30, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • By appointment, contact the Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

The Jazz and Rock Department is for students inter­ested in jazz or rock study and performance. Courses are organized so that each student is placed according to his or her interests and skills, and can progress accordingly. The RIPYJazz Big Band, under the direction of Wendy Klein, performs at numerous community events including Monday Night Jazz at Bovi’s, Vernal Arts and Music Festival and the Blackstone Boulevard Summer Concert Series.

All RIPYJazz and Rock ensembles rehearse once per week from September through May and perform throughout the season.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) will hold auditions for the Symphonic Winds and the Wind Ensemble on the follow dates:

  • Wednesday, May 30, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.

Students interested in auditioning but not available on May 30 and 31 can submit an audition application. Auditions will be scheduled at the earliest convenience. Contact the Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

Founded in 2002, RIPYWE offers 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. RIPYWE Symphonic Winds is conducted by Music Director Dr. David Neves, and RIPYWE Wind Ensemble is conducted by John Knasas.

Both RIPYWE ensembles rehearse once per week on Wednesday evenings from September–May. They participate in two major performances.

***Auditions Recap***

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO):

  • Tuesday, May 29, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 1, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday June 7, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Friday, June 8, 4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

 RIPY Chamber Ensembles

  • By appointment, contact the Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Jazz Ensembles (RIPYJazz):

  • Wednesday, May 30, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • By appointment, contact the Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 401-248-7038 or canderson@riphil.org.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE):

  • Wednesday, May 30, 4:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 31, 4:00 p.m.-8:00p.m.

 

 

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Announces Youth Spring Recitals in May

 

Youth Jazz and Rock Ensembles Perform, May 11, 12 and 19
Youth Chamber Ensembles Perform, May 19 and 21

The RI Philharmonic Music School’s Youth Ensembles will present spring recitals starting with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Jazz and Rock Ensembles performing on Friday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.; Saturday, May 12, 5:15 p.m.; and Saturday, May 19, 2:30 p.m. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Chamber Ensembles will perform on Saturday, May 19, 4:45 p.m., and Monday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.

At A Glance 

RI Philharmonic Youth Jazz Recitals
Friday, May 11, 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12, 5:15 p.m.
Saturday, May 19, 2:30 p.m.

RI Philharmonic Youth Chamber Music Recital
Saturday, May 19, 4:45 p.m.
Monday, May 21, 7:00 p.m.

All performances are free and open to the public, and will be at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Education and Performance,
667 Waterman Ave., East Providence
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The Jazz and Rock Department offers a complete educational program for students inter­ested in jazz or rock study and performance. Courses are organized so that each student is placed according to his or her interests and skills, and can progress accordingly. The RIPYJazz Big Band, under the direction of Wendy Klein, performs at community events—including the Vernal Arts and Music Festival and the Blackstone Boulevard Summer Concert Series. All RIPYJazz ensembles rehearse at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center, in East Providence, once per week from September through May, and present various performances throughout the season.

RI Philharmonic Youth Chamber Groups classes provide a format for intensive study and performance of standard repertoire for string quartets, woodwind and brass quintets, piano trios and quartets and mixed ensembles. Students should have a minimum of three years playing experience. Ensembles receive weekly one-hour coaching sessions, perform in recitals and participate in master classes with musicians from around New England. Rehearsals generally begin in October and run through May.

For more information on the Music School’s youth ensembles and groups call 401.248.7038 or email Chelsea Anderson, Youth Ensembles Manager,  canderson@riphil.org. Visit musicschool.riphil.org for information on more Philharmonic Music School activities and performances.