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October 2017

Sunday, Oct. 1
Music: Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra

John Sumerlin, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission Free


 

Friday, Oct. 13
Music: “Standards +”

RIC Wind Ensemble
Robert Franzblau, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Auditorium in Roberts Hall
General admission $10
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $5
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $5
RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID) free
This sonic banquet is drawn from the heart of the repertoire for winds, including classic works by Gabrieli, Vaughan Williams and Grainger. Featured soloist Denise Plaza-Martin, oboist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and adjunct faculty member of music at Rhode Island College, performs Mozart’s Oboe Concerto in C Major. The “plus” in the concert’s title refers to “Canaveral,” a brand-new work for winds by composer James Bohn.

Sunday, Oct. 15
Music: “RIC Autumn Choral Concert”
RIC Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus
Teresa Coffman, conductor
Philip Martorella, pianist and assistant conductor
3 p.m.
All Saints’ Memorial Church, 674 Westminster St., Providence, RI 02903
Admission free (offerings accepted)
This light concert features RIC’s three choral ensembles performing works by important composers throughout Western music history as well as nontraditional, lesser-known composers and pieces.

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Music: “Vienna’s Musical Heritage”

RIC Symphony Orchestra
Alexey Shabalin, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Auditorium in Roberts Hall
General admission $10
RIC students, faculty, and staff (limit 2 per ID) free
The Viennese musical tradition has continued for centuries, from one great composer to the next – from Mozart to Beethoven, from Beethoven to Schubert and onward far into the 20th century. The first half of this concert features Mozart’s iconic “Sinfonia Concertante,” with RIC faculty members John Sumerlin (violin) and Susan Culpo (viola) as soloists. During the second half, a variety of Viennese musical styles by Schubert, Schoenberg and Johann Strauss are presented.

November 2017

Wednesday, Nov. 1 and 5
Music: “The Russians are Coming”

Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic
1 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Suggested donation $10
RIC Artist-in-Residence Judith Lynn Stillman and Rhode Island Philharmonic principals Charles Dimmick, Ian Greitzer and Aristides Rivas perform works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Khachaturian.

Sunday, Nov. 5
Music: “The Russians are Coming”

Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic
3 p.m.
Carter Center for Music Education & Performance
Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School
667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI
General admission $25
Students (18 and under or with college ID) $15
Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School students and family $10
RIC Artist-in-Residence Judith Lynn Stillman and Rhode Island Philharmonic principals Charles Dimmick, Ian Gritzer and Aristides Rivas perform works by Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Khachaturian.

Sunday, Nov. 19
Music: RIC Chamber Orchestra

John Sumerlin, Conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free

December 2017

Friday, Dec. 1
Music: “Collaborations”

RIC Wind Ensemble and RIC Chamber Winds
Robert Franzblau, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Auditorium in Roberts Hall
General admission $10
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $5
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $5
RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID) free
This concert features several special guests: composer Steven Bryant; conductor Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant; and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble, conducted by David Neves. Guest soloist Steve Laven, cellist with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and adjunct faculty member of music at Rhode Island College, performs Bryant’s 2011 Concerto for Cello.

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Tuesday, Dec. 5
Music: “Leipzig’s Musical Heritage”

RIC Symphony Orchestra
Alexey Shabalin, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Auditorium in Roberts Hall
General admission $10
RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID) free
The music created by famous composers who worked in Leipzig is a cultural treasure of global significance. Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert and Clara Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn and Richard Wagner (to mention the most prominent) all lived and composed in Leipzig. RIC Assistant Professor of Music Alexey Shabalin will alternate between the roles of soloist and conductor. 

Wednesday, Dec. 6
Music: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends

Third Annual “Joyful Collaboration”
Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Suggested donation $10
Celebrate the season with a festive concert featuring RIC faculty and alumni.

Wednesday, Dec. 6
Music: RIC Jazz Combos Concert

Greg Abate, director
7:30 p.m.
Forman Theatre
Admission free
International jazz artist and RIC adjunct faculty member Greg Abate directs students in selections from the Great American Jazz Songbook.

Friday, Dec. 8
Music: RIC Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus

“RIC Winter Choral Concert”
Teresa Coffman, conductor
Philip Martorella, pianist and assistant conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission $10
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $5
RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID) free
This concert features performances of works by important composers throughout Western music history as well as holiday favorites and nontraditional, lesser-known composers and pieces.

Monday, Dec. 11
Music: RIC Concert Jazz Band

Joseph Foley, director
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission $10
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $5
RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID) free ​

Page last updated: November 17, 2017