RIC Music Preview – Fall 2010

RIC Chamber Singers

RIC Chamber Singers

Shanghai Quartet and Judith Lynn Stillman
Four Wednesday Chamber Music Series concerts will enliven the RIC’s fall musical lineup. “Celebrity Series: All Strings Bright and Beautiful” will feature “Juilliard Duo” with Edward Arron on cello and series director and RIC artist-in-residence Judith Lynn Stillman on piano Oct. 13, “Newport Harp” with Hyunjung Choi on Nov. 10, and the Shanghai Quartet and Stillman on Dec. 8 for two performances.

The RIC Wind Ensemble will open its 42nd season on Oct. 8 with “European Gems,” a concert of masterworks from across the Atlantic. Music of Mozart, Schumann, Holst, and Händel will be highlighted along with an honors ensemble of 20 of Rhode Island’s high school instrumentalists, who will join the Wind Ensemble to perform “William Byrd Suite.”

Jessica Rose Cambio
The Wind Ensemble returns on Dec. 3 for “Transported”, a performance that will allow listeners to experience music from Renaissance Italy, Baroque England, the Russian Orthodox Church and a summer concert-in-the-park. Guest soprano and RIC grad Jessica Rose Cambio will perform H. Owen Reed’s nostalgic “Michigan Morn.”

RIC’s 7th High School Invitational Choral Concert on Nov. 5 will include choirs from local high schools who will perform for each other and for the community. The RIC Chorus and Chamber Singers as well as student-run RIC ensembles will also perform. The concert concludes with a massed choral piece in which all the ensembles participate.

Mary Ellen Kregler
The RIC Winter Choral Concert will feature the RIC Chorus, Chamber Singers, Women’s Chorus and Men’s Chorus on Dec. 10. Works by important composers throughout Western music history, holiday favorites, and non-traditional pieces will be performed.

On Oct. 11, the RIC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Edward Markward, will collaborate with RIC faculty member and flutist Mary Ellen Kregler on Suite No. 2 in B Minor by Bach. Also on the program will be Samuel Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the composer’s birth, and Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major.

Joseph Foley
The Symphony Orchestra will be joined on Dec. 6 by RIC Faculty member Joseph Foley on trumpet in the world premiere of Harold Shapero’s Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra. Mozart’s Overture to Die Zauberflöte and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1 round out the program.

Music for chamber orchestra and small ensembles will be performed under the direction of John Sumerlin on Oct. 3 and Nov. 14.

The Annual Halloween Collage Concert on Oct. 29 will showcase performances by RIC music student ensembles. Concertgoers are invited to dress in the spirit of Halloween.

The RIC Concert Jazz Band Winter Concert, directed by Joseph Foley, will be performed on Dec. 13.

For general information on RIC music, RIC theatre and RIC dance events, call (401) 456-9883 or visit www.ric.edu/pfa .

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