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Music Events

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October 2016

October 1
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
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 14
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
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 28
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 6 and 9
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
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
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
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
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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