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RIC Chamber Orchestra, small ensembles in concert, April 1


John Sumerlin
The Rhode Island College Chamber Orchestra and small ensembles will perform in concert on Sunday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nazarian Center’s Sapinsley Hall.

The concert, conducted by John Sumerlin, will feature a Concerto for two cellos by Vivaldi, the “Gypsy Airs” by Sarasate for Violin and Orchestra, featuring RIC student Ruta Nikitska on violin, and the “Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky” by Arensky.

Also on the program will be the String Quartet in E Minor by Mendelssohn, and movements of the Beethoven Quartet #5, Op.18, in A Major.

Sumerlin, violinist and conductor of the RIC Chamber Orchestra, has been a professor of music at the college since 1989. He teaches violin and viola, is the head of the chamber music program, and is a founding member of the RIC faculty ensemble Proteus String Quartet.

Free admission. For general information on RIC performing and fine art events, visit www.ric.edu/pfa.