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January 2018

photo RIC Chamber Orchestra

Saturday, Jan. 13
Music: “Alexey Shabalin’s 50th Birthday Celebration”
Edward Markward, conductor
Alexey Shabalin, violin
6:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free
On the occasion of his golden birthday, RIC Assistant Professor of Music Alexey Shabalin performs Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64.

photo RIC Mens Chorus

Friday, Jan. 26
Music: The Men of the RIC Chorus and Local High School Young Men
“Young Men's Choral Festival”
Teresa Coffman, conductor
7 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 is a collaboration between the Providence Singers, Rhode Island College Concert Chorus, the RIC chapter of the American Choral Directors Association and Bishop Hendricken High School Chorus. This joyful celebration consists of young men who rehearse with a guest clinician.

February 2018

photo of Judith Lynn Stillman

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Music: Masterworks Concerts
“Love Notes”
Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director and pianist
Yeghishe Manucharyan, tenor
Victoria Avetisyan, mezzo-soprano
1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
RIC's renowned Artist-in-Residence Judith Lynn Stillman presents a romantic Valentine’s Day program with one of the world’s greatest tenors, Yeghishe Manucharyan, from The Metropolitan Opera; and award-winning mezzo-soprano Victoria Avetisyan. Selections include love songs from around the world in Armenian, Russian, French, Italian and English.​

photo RIC Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, Feb. 18
Music: RIC Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles
John Sumerlin, director
Daniel Dumont, solo viola
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free
This concert includes Hoffmeister’s Concerto in D Major, with RIC senior Daniel Dumont on solo viola. ​

photo RIC Wind Ensemble

Friday, Feb. 23
Music: RIC Wind Ensemble
“Travelogue”
Rob Franzblau, 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 is a sonic voyage across America, Europe and mythical worlds, with music by Richard Wagner, Charles Gounod, Alfred Reed and William Schuman. RIC Adjunct Faculty of Music Jennifer Bill, a saxophonist, performs David Maslanka’s transcendent Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Wind Ensemble.

RIC Symphony Orchestra

Tuesday, Feb. 27
Music: RIC Symphony Orchestra
“The Musical Heritage of St. Petersburg”
Alexey Shabalin, 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
“St. Petersburg has always been, and for a long time will remain, one of the music capitals of the world.” – Vladimir Ashkenazy, pianist and conductor
This performance features two jewels of symphonic repertoire that originated in St. Petersburg: Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Capriccio Espagnol” and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1.

March 2018

photo RIC Chorus

Friday, March 2
Music: RIC Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus
“Spring 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 nontraditional and lesser-known composers and pieces.

April 2018​

photo RIC Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, April 8
Music: RIC Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles
John Sumerlin, director
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free
The string ensemble plays standing, without conductor, in the manner of many modern chamber orchestras.

photo of Greg Abate

Wednesday, April 18
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.

photo RIC Wind Ensemble

Friday, Apr. 20
Music: RIC Wind Ensemble
“Senior Concerto Concert”
Rob Franzblau, 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
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photo RIC Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, Apr. 24
Music: "Living Composers of New England"
Alexey Shabalin, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission $10, RIC students, faculty, and staff- free
This concert will feature exciting new music, commissioned for the Rhode Island College Symphony Orchestra by local New England Composers. Works by Kirsten Volness, Rocco Havellar, and Rhode Island College adjunct professor Philip Martorella will be featured on the program. This concert is a rare opportunity for the orchestra to collaborate with, learn from, and play the music of living composers.

photo of Judith Lynn Stillman

Thursday, April 26
Music: “Boldly Beethoven”
Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra with special guest Tony Estrella

Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director and piano
Katherine Winterstein, violin
Steven Laven, cello
Ian Greitzer, clarinet
1 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts
Admission Free
Experience Beethoven’s genius in a journey through his extraordinary chamber music performed by RIC Artist-in-Residence Judith Lynn Stillman, Rhode Island Philharmonic principals and special guest Tony Estrella. “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

photo RIC Chorus

Friday, April 27
Music: Bon Voyage Choral Concert
RIC Concert Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus

Carl Orff's ​“Carmina Burana” Cantiones Profane for two pianos and percussion
Phillip and Stephen Martorella, pianists
Teresa Coffman, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission $10
Students and Seniors $5
RIC students, faculty and staff FREE
This spring choral concert will feature the three RIC choral ensembles – the RIC Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Women’s Chorus – in performances of works by important composers throughout western music history, as well as non-traditional and lesser-known composers and pieces. The featured work is the two piano and percussion version of Orff's Carmina Burana. Philip Martorella is the pianist and assistant conductor and Stephen Martorella will play the second piano part.

photo of Judith Lynn Stillman

Sunday, April 29
Music: “Boldly Beethoven”
Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra with special guest Tony Estrella

Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director and piano
Katherine Winterstein, violin
Steven Laven, cello
Ian Greitzer, clarinet
2 p.m.
Car​ter Center for Music, 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
Experience Beethoven’s genius in a journey through his extraordinary chamber music performed by RIC Artist-in-Residence Judith Lynn Stillman, Rhode Island Philharmonic principals and special guest Tony Estrella. “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

photo of Joseph Foley

Monday, April 30
Music: RIC Concert Jazz Band
“Spring Concert”
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

May 2018

photo RIC Opera Workshop

Sunday, May 6
Music: RIC Opera Workshop​
René de la Garza and Susan Rodgers, co-directors
Philip Martorella, coach/pianist
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free
This performance features a selection of staged and costumed opera favorites.​​​​​​​​​​

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