The Series at Rhode Island College – fall 2009 preview

The Series at Rhode Island College offers a wide variety of exciting world, dance, theatre and music performances you won’t likely see anywhere else in Rhode Island – there is no greater value for live entertainment!

For nearly 50 years, The Series has been a leading venue for the performing arts in Rhode Island. This year, we have made improvements that give you more choices and flexibility in planning your entertainment season.

So take advantage of our subscription package pricing – the more you choose, the more you save…and the more thrilling performances you get to see!

Five by Design's 'Club Swing' (Photo: © CAMI)
On Oct. 1, Five by Design performs its legendary musical “Club Swing,” which celebrates the songs and music that defined American popular culture during the swing era.

Shaolin Warriors (Photo: © CAMI)
Don’t miss the Shaolin Warriors on Oct. 21, when Zen Buddhist monks from China demonstrate the skill, imagery and hypnotic movement of martial arts in a fully choreographed theatrical production.

On Oct. 28, Jeffrey Siegel’s Keyboard Conversations® returns with another unique “concert with commentary,” performing “Chopin for Lovers.” Each composition in the program was inspired by a different woman in Chopin’s love life!

Circo Aereo (Photo: Heli Sorjonen)

Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company (Photo: CAMI)
Join us on Nov. 5, for Circo Aereo, the intellectual circus that mixes traditional circus arts such as juggling and aerial work with innovative theatre, movement and charming humor.

Come see Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company on Nov. 10, and experience the exquisite charm of Ukrainian folk dancing and the wealth of its traditions.

The Muir String Quartet will return to RIC for its 17th year on Nov. 23. The first concert of the season will feature special guest Alexander Fiterstein on the clarinet.

The program includes Dvorak’s “Cypresses for String Quartet,” Beethoven’s “String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135” and Brahms’ “Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115.”

The Series brochure

Tickets for all Performing Arts Series events can be charged by telephone at the Box Office (401) 456-8144 or purchased online at

AAA and WGBH Member Discount cards honored.

The Performing Arts Series is made possible with generous support from the RIC Performing and Fine Arts Commission, The RIC Foundation, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, the Rhode Island Foundation Aaron Roitman Fund, and patrons like you!