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RIC Music, Theatre, and Dance Events

Fall 2016

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September/October 2016

September 28 – October 2

Theatre: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Adapted by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley
Directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley
Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 & 2, 2 p.m.
The Helen Forman Theatre

Guest Director Ricardo Pitts-Wiley begins his stage adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN with a question:  What do we do with the monsters we create, and what do they do with us?  This very unique adaptation forces us to ask, "Who are the real monsters?" and to further ask, "How are the monsters of today created?"  These are important, essential questions, especially since we seem to be surrounded by more and more monsters every day.

October 2016

October 1
Music:
RIC Chorus, Women’s Chorus and Chamber Singers

“Alumni Reunion and Concert”
Teresa Coffman, conductor
11:30 a.m. 
Auditorium in Roberts Hall
Admission free
This concert features alumni choir. Pre-performance activities include a reunion/continental breakfast for alumni of the RIC Chorus.

October 2
Music: RIC Chamber Orchestra and Small Ensembles
John Sumerlin, Conductor
7:30 p.m., Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission Free
This program includes Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins and Cello in B Minor, Georg Philipp Telemann’s Concerto for Two Violas and Henry Purcell’s “Three Pieces for String Orchestra.”

October 7
Dance: RIC Dance Company
“Urbanity”
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 and staff (limit 2 per ID) $5
A Boston-based dance company founded in 2008, Urbanity Dance’s hyper-athletic aesthetic fuses concert and commercial dance. Known for its effortless curves and use of breath, the company places strong emphasis on the foundations of modern, jazz and ballet, while utilizing highly detailed movement usually associated with hip-hop.

October 14
Music: RIC Wind Ensemble
“Ocean State Emmy”
Roger Cichy, guest conductor
Mary Ellen Kregler, flute soloist
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
Admission free for RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID)
Emmy Award-winning composer and Rhode Island resident Roger Cichy conducts the world premier of his composition “Hats Off.” Cichy has over 300 works to his credit. A tireless advocate for music education, Cichy’s music has been described as “accessible, colorful and personal. It is music of substance while being audience friendly.”

October 18
Music: RIC Symphony Orchestra
Alexey Shabalin, Conductor
Steven Laven, cello soloist
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
Admission free for RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID)
This concert features the world premier of Paul Phillips’ fanfare “Brass Knuckles.” Laven performs Édouard Lalo’s concerto for cello and orchestra. Also featured is George Bizet’s “L'Arlesienne” Suite No.1 and No.2. 

October 26-28
Dance: RIC Dance Company
“Mini Concert”
10 a.m., Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free for K-12 (not open to the public)
Offered to all schoolchildren in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts since the 1960s, these performances provide young audiences with an informative and enjoyable introduction to contemporary dance forms.

October 28
Dance: RIC Dance Company
“10 Hairy Legs”
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 and staff (limit 2 per ID) $5
An all male dance company from New York City, 10 Hairy Legs advances understanding of the male role in dance through the creation, acquisition and performance of exceptional work.

October 28
Music: RIC Student Chapter of the National Association of Music Education
“Annual Halloween Collage Concert”
Denise Guilbault, director
7:30 p.m., Auditorium in Roberts Hall
General admission $10 or free if you are wearing a costume
All performers will be in costume.

October 30
Music: Judith Lynn Stillman and Rorianne Schrade
“Hallowe’en Family Concert”
4 p.m., Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Suggested $10 donation
Admission free for all in costume
Audience members are welcome to join for a costume parade

November 2016

November 5
Music: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
“Bravo Beethoven!”
8 p.m.
Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School
667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI
Tickets $25
For ticketing and reservations for this event only, call: 401-248-7001
Selections include Haydn’s Piano Trio in F Major, Hob. XV:6, Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio in E-Flat Major, K. 498, and Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16.

November 16 – 20

Theatre: As You Like It by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tom Gleadow
Nov. 16 – 19, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 & 20, 2 p.m.
The Helen Forman Theatre

A delightful cast of beloved characters romp through one of Shakespeare's most enduring comedies.  Unable to act on their feelings and forced into exile in the Forest of Arden, lovers Rosalind and Orlando become entangled in a beguiling game of love, lust, and mistaken identity.  Gender roles, nature, and politics are confused in a play that reflects on how bewildering yet utterly pleasurable life can be.  The play contains one of Shakespeare's most famous monologues, "All the World's a Stage."

November 16
Music: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
“Bravo Beethoven!”
1 p.m.
Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Suggested $10 donation
Selections include Haydn’s Piano Trio in F Major, Hob. XV:6, Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio in E-Flat Major, K. 498, and Beethoven’s Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 16.

November 18
Music: Proteus String Quartet
7:30 p.m., Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission free
Included in this program are Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga’s Quartet in D Minor and Ludwig van Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 12 in E-flat Major, Op. 127.

November 20
Music: RIC Chamber Orchestra and Small Ensembles
John Sumerlin, Conductor
7:30 p.m., Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Admission Free
Program includes Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins in E Minor and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Serenade in B-flat Major.

December 2016

December 2
Music: RIC Wind Ensemble
“A Tribute to Richard Vars”
Robert Franzblau, conductor
7:30 p.m.
Auditorium in Roberts Hall
General admission $25
Admission free for RIC students, faculty and staff (limit 2 per ID)
Concert honors the life and work of the late Richard Vars, RIC graduate and beloved Rhode Island music educator for over 30 years. The RIC Wind Ensemble is joined by an honor band of high school musicians from the five Rhode Island schools where Vars both attended and taught: Rogers, Middletown, Mount Hope, Tiverton and East Providence. All ticket sales will be donated to the Richard Vars Music Education Scholarship at Rhode Island College.

December 2-3
Dance: RIC Dance Company
“Next!”
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 and staff (limit 2 per ID) $5
This atypical immersive dance and theatrical experience blurs the lines between the audience and performer.

December 6 and 9
Music: RIC Chorus and RIC Symphony Orchestra
“Winter Concert”
Alexey Shabalin, conductor
Teresa Coffman, 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
Admission free for RIC students, faculty and staff 
This concert includes the premiere of Russian composer Simon Skurkovich’s “Holocaust” for soprano, tenor, chorus and orchestra and Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” for boy treble, solo quartet, chorus and orchestra.

December 7
Music: Judith Lynn Stillman, joined by Jessica Pearson, Bob Colonna and RIC Faculty and Friends
Second Annual “Joyful Collaboration”
1 p.m., Sapinsley Hall, Nazarian Center
Suggested $10 donation
This concert celebrates the season with festive music, dance and storytelling

December 7
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.

December 12
Music: RIC Concert Jazz Band Winter Concert
Joseph Foley, director
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
Admission free for RIC students, faculty and staff

December 18
Music: RIC Opera Workshop
“Dido and Aeneas”
René de la Garza and Susan Rodgers, co-directors
Philip Martorella, coach/pianist
7:30 p.m., Forman Theatre
Admission free
Scenes from Henry Purcell’s one-act opera “Dido and Aeneas”

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