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Handel’s “Messiah” featuring Providence Singers and RI Philharmonic Orchestra

12-14-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

The perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah” features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites. Four soloists join the Providence Singers on stage for the annual...

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The perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah” features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites. Four soloists join the Providence Singers on stage for the annual holiday event.

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Tags:  Music

Messiah

12-14-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents music’s most powerful message of faith. Joined by Providence Singers in performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring renowned soloists Andriana Chuchman, soprano, Marion Newman, alto, Isaiah Bell,...

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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents music’s most powerful message of faith. Joined by Providence Singers in performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring renowned soloists Andriana Chuchman, soprano, Marion Newman, alto, Isaiah Bell, tenor, and Gregory Dahl, bass. Conducted by Providence Singers Artistic Director, Christine Noel.

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Billy Gilman: Home for the Holidays

12-15-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Grammy nominee and from NBC’s The Voice, Billy Gilman will bring his favorite holiday classics, as well as non-holiday favorites that have made the singer a worldwide name, to The VETS in Providence this season!

Gilman debuted onto the music...

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Grammy nominee and from NBC’s The Voice, Billy Gilman will bring his favorite holiday classics, as well as non-holiday favorites that have made the singer a worldwide name, to The VETS in Providence this season!

Gilman debuted onto the music scene in 2000 at the age of 11. With the release of his first album “One Voice”, Billy became the youngest person to ever have a top 5 debut album and a number one single on the Country Music Singles Chart. Since then he has gone on to sell a whopping 10 million albums worldwide.

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

12-18-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm

Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 16 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of...

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Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 16 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs.

With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers, and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2019 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering. Stay tuned for announcements on musicians and dancers!

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Tags:   Dance Family Fun MusicTheatre

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship

12-19-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

This is going to be an incredible night with Chris Tomlin celebrating the reason for the season. It is an intimate night of remembering what the season is all about, remembering what Christmas is about, remembering why we celebrate and why we...

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This is going to be an incredible night with Chris Tomlin celebrating the reason for the season. It is an intimate night of remembering what the season is all about, remembering what Christmas is about, remembering why we celebrate and why we worship, and remembering our Savior together.

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Tags:  Music

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker

12-28-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm

A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music.  Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, the production is performed by a...

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A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music.  Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, the production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of Hip Hop’s founding fathers.

Through this remixed and reimagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER take audiences on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

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Tags:   Dance Family FunTheatre

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

01-19-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story is coming to The VETS. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the...

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The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story is coming to The VETS. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

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Tags:   MusicTheatre

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: "All Mozart" with Bramwell Tovey conducting

01-25-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring violinist Karen Gomyo performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3. Other pieces include Mozart’s The Magic Flute: Overture and Mozart’s Symphony No.41 (Jupiter).

 

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Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring violinist Karen Gomyo performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3. Other pieces include Mozart’s The Magic Flute: Overture and Mozart’s Symphony No.41 (Jupiter).

 

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Tags:  Music

Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music

02-02-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

You’re invited to sing, dance, clap, cheer and move to the music with your friends from Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, Dora The Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue’s Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing in an unforgettable...

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You’re invited to sing, dance, clap, cheer and move to the music with your friends from Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, Dora The Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue’s Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing in an unforgettable musical spectacular! Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” follows Dora and her PAW co-hosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they team up with their Nick Jr. friends, live on stage together for the first time ever, in a one-of-a-kind adventure sure to excite the whole family!

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Tags:  Family Fun

The RI Philharmonic: Amica Rush Hour Romeo & Juliet

02-14-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm

Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the Amica Rush Hour  Valentine’s Day concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude &...

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Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the Amica Rush Hour  Valentine’s Day concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet.

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The RI Philharmonic presents: Romeo & Juliet

02-15-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm

Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the TACO Classical Valentine’s Day weekend concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude &...

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Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the TACO Classical Valentine’s Day weekend concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod, Copland Appalachian Spring: Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet.

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John Cleese Live on Stage

02-16-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm

Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A.*** Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please.

John will tell stories of his...

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Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A.*** Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please.

John will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch a 45th anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in its entirety on the big screen.

Don’t miss your chance to see the man who has achieved nothing short of comedy royalty in this thrill-of-a lifetime evening.

***Coconuts NOT included in ticket price.

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Angélique Kidjo

02-22-2020

Presented by FirstWorks at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Global pop superstar Angélique Kidjo brings her brilliant reimagining of the Talking Heads’ great opus, “Remain In Light” to the FirstWorks stage! With her "canyon filling voice" (Billboard) and radiant charisma, "Africa's premier diva"...

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Global pop superstar Angélique Kidjo brings her brilliant reimagining of the Talking Heads’ great opus, “Remain In Light” to the FirstWorks stage! With her "canyon filling voice" (Billboard) and radiant charisma, "Africa's premier diva" (Time Magazine) is a chart-topping, three-time Grammy®️ Award winner who blends the West African traditions of her childhood with R&B, funk and jazz.

With “Remain In Light,” Kidjo and her five-piece band underscore the album’s African roots with repatriated grooves, and traditional African language proverbs layered throughout.

Popular music was never quite the same after the Talking Heads (who met as students at RISD) released “Remain in Light” in 1980. Following her exile from Benin, Kidjo recalls how the album’s Afrobeat polyrhythms and Brian Eno-produced soundscapes, driven through the eclecticism of frontman David Byrne, helped to bridge her past and her future in the Western world. “This is African,” she remembers thinking, “yet it’s got something that is turning my head upside down.”

Presented as part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series

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Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!

03-01-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 29 @ 10:30 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 2:30 pm Sun, Mar 01 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 01 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live!...

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Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

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Tags:   TheatreFamily Fun

RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Amica Rush Hour concert

03-13-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm

Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the Amica Rush Hour classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The other piece is “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by...

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Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the Amica Rush Hour classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The other piece is “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by award-winning composer Kelly-Marie Murphy.

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto

03-14-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm

Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Other pieces include “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by...

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Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Other pieces include “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by award-winning composer Kelly-Marie Murphy and Dvořák’s Symphony No.8.

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Beethoven Symphony No.8

04-04-2020

Presented by RI Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 8:00 pm

Guest Conductor Carl St. Clair takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring soloist Natasha Paremski performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G-Major. Other pieces include Beethoven’s Egmont: Overture and Symphony No.8, Ravel’s...

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Guest Conductor Carl St. Clair takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring soloist Natasha Paremski performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G-Major. Other pieces include Beethoven’s Egmont: Overture and Symphony No.8, Ravel’s  Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2.

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The Wailin' Jennys

04-10-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm

Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have earned their place as one of today's most beloved international folk...

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Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have earned their place as one of today's most beloved international folk groups. Founding members Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, along with New York-based Heather Masse, continue to create some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folkroots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

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Black Violin: Impossible Tour

04-15-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as...

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Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.

Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, "Take the Stairs," available November 1, 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.

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DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion

04-24-2020

Presented by FirstWorks at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Seen by over 95 million people as a top 10 finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, DIAVOLO shatters boundaries and soars beyond the grasp of gravity. Led by the inventive genius of Artistic Director Jacques Heim and his fearless, athletic...

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Seen by over 95 million people as a top 10 finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, DIAVOLO shatters boundaries and soars beyond the grasp of gravity. Led by the inventive genius of Artistic Director Jacques Heim and his fearless, athletic daredevils, the Los Angeles-based company continues to push a new edge of performance. With a unique style that encompasses dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics, DIAVOLO uses meticulously designed structures to explore the relationship between the human body and its surrounding architectural environment.

 

“…the dance equivalent of going down a roller coaster…a pure shot of adrenaline. “

– Broadway World

 

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Providence Performing Arts Center

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra: Verdi’s Requiem

05-01-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:30 pm

Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducts the Amica Rush Hour concert featuring Verdi’s opera, Requiem, with the Providence singers and soloists Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano, Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano, Charles Reid, tenor, and Kevin Deas, bass.

Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducts the Amica Rush Hour concert featuring Verdi’s opera, Requiem, with the Providence singers and soloists Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano, Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano, Charles Reid, tenor, and Kevin Deas, bass.

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Handel’s “Messiah” featuring Providence Singers and RI Philharmonic Orchestra

12-14-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

The perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah” features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites. Four soloists join the Providence Singers on stage for the annual...

[more+]

The perennial favorite Handel’s “Messiah” features the “Hallelujah Chorus,” “For Unto Us a Child Is Born,” “I Know That My Redeemer Liveth” and other favorites. Four soloists join the Providence Singers on stage for the annual holiday event.

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Tags:  Music

Messiah

12-14-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 14 @ 7:00 pm

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents music’s most powerful message of faith. Joined by Providence Singers in performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring renowned soloists Andriana Chuchman, soprano, Marion Newman, alto, Isaiah Bell,...

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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents music’s most powerful message of faith. Joined by Providence Singers in performance of Handel’s Messiah featuring renowned soloists Andriana Chuchman, soprano, Marion Newman, alto, Isaiah Bell, tenor, and Gregory Dahl, bass. Conducted by Providence Singers Artistic Director, Christine Noel.

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Tags:  Music

Billy Gilman: Home for the Holidays

12-15-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm

Grammy nominee and from NBC’s The Voice, Billy Gilman will bring his favorite holiday classics, as well as non-holiday favorites that have made the singer a worldwide name, to The VETS in Providence this season!

Gilman debuted onto the music...

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Grammy nominee and from NBC’s The Voice, Billy Gilman will bring his favorite holiday classics, as well as non-holiday favorites that have made the singer a worldwide name, to The VETS in Providence this season!

Gilman debuted onto the music scene in 2000 at the age of 11. With the release of his first album “One Voice”, Billy became the youngest person to ever have a top 5 debut album and a number one single on the Country Music Singles Chart. Since then he has gone on to sell a whopping 10 million albums worldwide.

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O'Donovan

12-18-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Dec 18 @ 7:30 pm

Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 16 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of...

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Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has entertained and enlightened radio audiences since 1986. For the last 16 years, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of the season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly and national radio programs.

With a spectacular line up of top-level musicians, singers, and dancers from around the Celtic world, the 2019 iteration of the show promises to once again be a favorite regional Christmas offering. Stay tuned for announcements on musicians and dancers!

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Tags:   Dance Family Fun MusicTheatre

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship

12-19-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Thu, Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm

This is going to be an incredible night with Chris Tomlin celebrating the reason for the season. It is an intimate night of remembering what the season is all about, remembering what Christmas is about, remembering why we celebrate and why we...

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This is going to be an incredible night with Chris Tomlin celebrating the reason for the season. It is an intimate night of remembering what the season is all about, remembering what Christmas is about, remembering why we celebrate and why we worship, and remembering our Savior together.

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Tags:  Music

The Hip-Hop Nutcracker

12-28-2019

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Dec 28 @ 8:00 pm

A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music.  Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, the production is performed by a...

[more+]

A unique and joyful holiday mash-up for the whole family, THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER is a contemporary dance spectacle set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music.  Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, the production is performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, a DJ, a violinist, and MC Kurtis Blow, one of Hip Hop’s founding fathers.

Through this remixed and reimagined version of the classic, the dynamic performers of THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER take audiences on a journey that celebrates love, community and the magic of the holiday season.

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Tags:   Dance Family FunTheatre

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

01-19-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story is coming to The VETS. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the...

[more+]

The internationally-acclaimed hit theater show The Simon & Garfunkel Story is coming to The VETS. The immersive concert-style theater show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance. Using huge projection photos and original film footage, the show also features a full live band performing all of their hits, including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.

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Tags:   MusicTheatre

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: "All Mozart" with Bramwell Tovey conducting

01-25-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Jan 25 @ 8:00 pm

Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring violinist Karen Gomyo performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3. Other pieces include Mozart’s The Magic Flute: Overture and Mozart’s Symphony No.41 (Jupiter).

 

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Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring violinist Karen Gomyo performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3. Other pieces include Mozart’s The Magic Flute: Overture and Mozart’s Symphony No.41 (Jupiter).

 

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Tags:  Music

Nick Jr. Live! Move to the Music

02-02-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 01 @ 10:00 am Sat, Feb 01 @ 2:00 pm Sun, Feb 02 @ 10:00 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Feb 02 @ 2:00 pm - less dates and times

You’re invited to sing, dance, clap, cheer and move to the music with your friends from Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, Dora The Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue’s Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing in an unforgettable...

[more+]

You’re invited to sing, dance, clap, cheer and move to the music with your friends from Bubble Guppies, PAW Patrol, Dora The Explorer, Shimmer and Shine, Blue’s Clues and You, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Top Wing in an unforgettable musical spectacular! Nick Jr. Live! “Move to the Music” follows Dora and her PAW co-hosts, Marshall and Rubble, as they team up with their Nick Jr. friends, live on stage together for the first time ever, in a one-of-a-kind adventure sure to excite the whole family!

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Tags:  Family Fun

The RI Philharmonic: Amica Rush Hour Romeo & Juliet

02-14-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Feb 14 @ 6:30 pm

Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the Amica Rush Hour  Valentine’s Day concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude &...

[more+]

Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the Amica Rush Hour  Valentine’s Day concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet.

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The RI Philharmonic presents: Romeo & Juliet

02-15-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm

Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the TACO Classical Valentine’s Day weekend concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude &...

[more+]

Guest Conductor Tania Miller returns to Rhode Island for the TACO Classical Valentine’s Day weekend concert featuring Johannes Moser performing Saint-Saёns’s Cello Concerto No.1. Other pieces include Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod, Copland Appalachian Spring: Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo & Juliet.

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John Cleese Live on Stage

02-16-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sun, Feb 16 @ 3:00 pm

Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A.*** Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please.

John will tell stories of his...

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Living comedy legend, JOHN CLEESE, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A.*** Absurd and/or ridiculous questions only are requested, please.

John will tell stories of his life and career and you just may finally find out the air-speed of an unladen swallow. Before John silly walks his way on to the stage, the excitement will build as the audience will get to watch a 45th anniversary screening of Monty Python and the Holy Grail in its entirety on the big screen.

Don’t miss your chance to see the man who has achieved nothing short of comedy royalty in this thrill-of-a lifetime evening.

***Coconuts NOT included in ticket price.

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Angélique Kidjo

02-22-2020

Presented by FirstWorks at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 22 @ 8:00 pm

Global pop superstar Angélique Kidjo brings her brilliant reimagining of the Talking Heads’ great opus, “Remain In Light” to the FirstWorks stage! With her "canyon filling voice" (Billboard) and radiant charisma, "Africa's premier diva"...

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Global pop superstar Angélique Kidjo brings her brilliant reimagining of the Talking Heads’ great opus, “Remain In Light” to the FirstWorks stage! With her "canyon filling voice" (Billboard) and radiant charisma, "Africa's premier diva" (Time Magazine) is a chart-topping, three-time Grammy®️ Award winner who blends the West African traditions of her childhood with R&B, funk and jazz.

With “Remain In Light,” Kidjo and her five-piece band underscore the album’s African roots with repatriated grooves, and traditional African language proverbs layered throughout.

Popular music was never quite the same after the Talking Heads (who met as students at RISD) released “Remain in Light” in 1980. Following her exile from Benin, Kidjo recalls how the album’s Afrobeat polyrhythms and Brian Eno-produced soundscapes, driven through the eclecticism of frontman David Byrne, helped to bridge her past and her future in the Western world. “This is African,” she remembers thinking, “yet it’s got something that is turning my head upside down.”

Presented as part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series

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Sesame Street Live! Let's Party!

03-01-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Feb 29 @ 10:30 am Sat, Feb 29 @ 2:30 pm Sun, Mar 01 @ 10:30 am + 1 more dates and times

Sun, Mar 01 @ 2:30 pm - less dates and times

Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live!...

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Jump to the beat with your friends on Sesame Street! Introducing an all-new, interactive show that unfolds on one of the world’s most famous streets at the funniest, furriest party in the neighborhood… get ready for Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Amica Rush Hour concert

03-13-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm

Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the Amica Rush Hour classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The other piece is “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by...

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Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the Amica Rush Hour classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. The other piece is “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by award-winning composer Kelly-Marie Murphy.

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto

03-14-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Mar 14 @ 8:00 pm

Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Other pieces include “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by...

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Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Joyce Yang performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto. Other pieces include “From the Drum Comes a Thundering Beat…” by award-winning composer Kelly-Marie Murphy and Dvořák’s Symphony No.8.

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Beethoven Symphony No.8

04-04-2020

Presented by RI Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Apr 04 @ 8:00 pm

Guest Conductor Carl St. Clair takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring soloist Natasha Paremski performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G-Major. Other pieces include Beethoven’s Egmont: Overture and Symphony No.8, Ravel’s...

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Guest Conductor Carl St. Clair takes to the podium for the TACO classical concert featuring soloist Natasha Paremski performing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G-Major. Other pieces include Beethoven’s Egmont: Overture and Symphony No.8, Ravel’s  Daphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2.

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The Wailin' Jennys

04-10-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 10 @ 8:00 pm

Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have earned their place as one of today's most beloved international folk...

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Starting as a happy accident of solo singer-songwriters getting together for a one-time-only performance at a tiny guitar shop in Winnipeg, Manitoba, The Wailin’ Jennys have earned their place as one of today's most beloved international folk groups. Founding members Ruth Moody and Nicky Mehta, along with New York-based Heather Masse, continue to create some of the most exciting and exquisite music on the folkroots scene, stepping up their musical game with each critically lauded recording and thrilling audiences with their renowned live performances.

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Black Violin: Impossible Tour

04-15-2020

Presented by The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Wed, Apr 15 @ 7:30 pm

Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as...

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Black Violin is lead by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS and drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical and hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom," to overcome stereotypes and encourage people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.

Black Violin is currently writing and recording their next studio album, "Take the Stairs," available November 1, 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album and band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, and Alicia Keys.

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DIAVOLO | Architecture in Motion

04-24-2020

Presented by FirstWorks at Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Apr 24 @ 7:30 pm

Seen by over 95 million people as a top 10 finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, DIAVOLO shatters boundaries and soars beyond the grasp of gravity. Led by the inventive genius of Artistic Director Jacques Heim and his fearless, athletic...

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Seen by over 95 million people as a top 10 finalist on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, DIAVOLO shatters boundaries and soars beyond the grasp of gravity. Led by the inventive genius of Artistic Director Jacques Heim and his fearless, athletic daredevils, the Los Angeles-based company continues to push a new edge of performance. With a unique style that encompasses dance, acrobatics, and gymnastics, DIAVOLO uses meticulously designed structures to explore the relationship between the human body and its surrounding architectural environment.

 

“…the dance equivalent of going down a roller coaster…a pure shot of adrenaline. “

– Broadway World

 

Co-presented by FirstWorks and Providence Performing Arts Center

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RI Philharmonic Orchestra: Verdi’s Requiem

05-01-2020

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, May 01 @ 6:30 pm

Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducts the Amica Rush Hour concert featuring Verdi’s opera, Requiem, with the Providence singers and soloists Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano, Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano, Charles Reid, tenor, and Kevin Deas, bass.

Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey conducts the Amica Rush Hour concert featuring Verdi’s opera, Requiem, with the Providence singers and soloists Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano, Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano, Charles Reid, tenor, and Kevin Deas, bass.

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