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RIC Music, Theatre, and Dance Events

Fall​ 2018

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SEPTEMBER

Sept. 26-30
Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre
“Cherry Orchard,” by Anton Chekhov
Translated by Curt Columbus
Tyler Dobrowsky, director
Sept. 26-29, 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29-30, 2 p.m.
Helen Forman Theatre
General admission $15
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $12
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $10
RIC faculty, staff and alumni (limit 2 per ID) $5
RIC students (limit 2 per ID) $5
An aristocratic Russian family tries to hold on in challenging economic times, hoping to preserve a way of life amidst the inevitable pressures of “progress.” When presented with options to fend off impending foreclosure, can the family rise to the challenge? This new translation by Trinity Rep’s Curt Columbus is a funny, sensual classic about change, loss, renewal and moving forward.

OCTOBER

Sunday, Oct. 7
Music: RIC Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles
John Sumerlin, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Admission free
This concert features Vivaldi’s Concerto in G Minor, Mendelssohn’s Sting Sympnohy # 12 in G Minor, and Cohen’s Tango Toscana.

Friday, Oct. 12
Music: RIC Wind Ensemble
“All American!”
Joseph Foley, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
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 musical pieces that were written for civil rights icon Rosa Parks, President John F. Kennedy and in memory of the Columbine tragedy.

Sunday, Oct. 14
Music: RIC Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus
Teresa Coffman, conductor
Philip Martorella, pianist and assistant conductor
5 p.m.
All Saints’ Memorial Church, 674 Westminister Street, Providence
General admission free
This light autumn choral concert features works by important composers throughout Western music history as well as non-traditional and lesser-known composers and pieces.

Tuesday, Oct. 16
Music: RIC Symphony Orchestra
“Mamed Sadykh-Pur World Premiere of Dancing Zodiac”
Alexey Shabalin, 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

Oct. 24-26
Dance: RIC Dance Company
Annual Mini Dance Concert Series for K-12 students
10 a.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free
An informative and informal performance designed to enhance knowledge of dance to young audiences.

Friday, Oct. 26
Dance: “New York City Dance Artists and Choreographers” with RIC Dance Company
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission $15
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $12
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $10
RIC students, faculty, staff and alumni (limit 2 per ID) $5
New York artists at this show will include Alexandra Beller, Maria Bauman, Xan Burley, Alex Springer, Catherine Galasso and Lila Artists

Friday, Oct. 26
Music: RIC Student Chapter of the National Association of Music Education
“Annual Halloween Collage Concert”
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 if wearing a costume

Oct. 28-29
Music: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic
“Mozart’s Magical Mystery Tour”
Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director and piano
Oct. 28, 2 p.m.
Oct. 29, 1 p.m.

​Sunday performance at Carter Center for Music, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School
667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI
General Admission $25
Students 18 or under with college ID $15
RI Philharmonic Music Students & Family Members $10

Monday performance at Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission free
Suggested donation $10
RIC Artist-in-Residence Stillman presents works by Mozart in collaboration with members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic. This unique concert of duos, trios and quartets features performances on period as well as modern instruments

NOVEMBER

Nov. 14-18
Theatre: RIC Mainstage Theatre
“Quilters,” by Molly Newman and Barbara Damashek
Barbara Damashek, words and music
Bill Wilson, director
Angelica Ves​sella, choreographer
Stephen Decesare, musical director
Nov. 14-17, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 17-18, 2 p.m.
Helen Forman Theatre
General admission $20
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $16
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $10
RIC faculty, staff and alumni (limit 2 per ID) $5
RIC students (limit 2 per ID) $5
This tender, moving play about a pioneer woman and her six daughters skillfully blends a series of interrelated scenes into a memorable musical. Each scene is introduced by a quilt square or “block” symbolic of life’s passages. During each block, the actresses skillfully transform into different characters whose stories depict the lot of women on the prairie. Combining music, dance and drama, “Quilters” captures both the harsh challenges and the abiding rewards of frontier life with vivid dramatic intensity.

Sunday, Nov. 18
Music: Proteus String Quartet
3 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free
This performance features the works of Haydn and Dvořák.​

Friday, Nov. 30
Music: RIC Wind Ensemble
“Picture This! Orchestral Favorites for Band”
Joseph Foley, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
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 Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition,” and faculty member Alexei Doohovskoy on Rimsky-Korsakow’s “Trombone Concerto.”

Nov. 30-Dec. 2
Theatre: RIC Growing Stage Theatre
“When We Were Young and Unafraid,” by Sarah Treem
Marisa Rebelo, director
Nov. 30, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2, 2 p.m.
Helen Forman Theatre
General admission $5
In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed-and-breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes’ dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’ college-bound daughter, Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.

Nov. 30​
Dance: Rennie Harris Puremovement with RIC Dance Company
“Nothin’ But A Word”
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission $15
Seniors (62+, limit 1 per ID) $12
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $10
RIC students, faculty, staff and alumni (limit 2 per ID) $5
Hip-hop dance company and American street dance theater Rennie Harris Puremovement performs with a special appearance by RIC Dance Company.

DECEMBER

Tuesday, Dec. 4
Music: RIC Symphony Orchestra and RIC Opera Workshop
Alexey Shabalin, conductor
René de la Garza and Susan Rodgers, co-directors
Philip Martorella, coach/pianist
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

Wednesday, Dec. 5
Music: RIC Jazz Combos Concert
Greg Abate, director
7:30 p.m.
Forman Theatre
Admission free
International jazz artist and RIC adjunct faculty member Abate directs students in selections from the Great American Jazz Songbook.

Friday, Dec. 7
Music: RIC Chorus, Chamber Singers and Women’s Chorus
“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
Non-RIC students (limit 1 per ID) $5
RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID) free
This concert features Franz Joseph Haydn’s Missa Brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo (“LittleOrgan Mass”) to celebrate the acquisition of the chorus’ new David Leach “Consort” portativ organ. Also performed are works by important composers throughout Western music history, holiday favorites, and non-traditonal, lesser-known composers and pieces.

Monday, Dec. 10
Music: RIC Concert Jazz Band
“Ellington Meets Tchaikovsky”
Joseph Foley, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
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 the works of jazz legend Duke Ellington and famed composer Pyotr Tchaikovsky.​​

Saturday, Dec. 15
Music: Judith Lynn Stillman and Jordan Rudess
“Dynamic Duo”

7:30 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
General admission $35
Seniors $30
RIC alumni, faculty and staff $20
Non-RIC students/children $15
RIC students free
Dream Theater’s progressive rock keyboard player, Jordan Rudess teams up with Stillman for a two-piano extravaganza. ​

Page last updated: September 28, 2018