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Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music (ABRIDGED)

09-14-2019

Presented by FirstWorks at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm

Equal parts community organizer, Elizabethan fool and bedazzled bon vivant, Taylor Mac is recognized as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary theater, and hailed for engaging diverse audiences.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist and...

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Equal parts community organizer, Elizabethan fool and bedazzled bon vivant, Taylor Mac is recognized as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary theater, and hailed for engaging diverse audiences.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist and Tony-nominated theater artist chronicles an unseen history of America through a hand-picked selection from Mac’s epic 24-Decade musical odyssey, ranging from murder ballads to disco and everything in between. This immersive and entertaining production, where the audience is central to the experience, chronicles the ways in which communities build themselves because they are being torn apart. Bedecked in gloriously irreverent regalia designed by long time collaborator Machine Dazzle, Mac is joined on stage by Music Director Matt Ray and an incomparable band. The performance is “startlingly unique…a must see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society.” (Huffington Post)

The fabulous, fierce, and unforgettable Taylor Mac appears as part of a larger artist residency co-presented by FirstWorks with the Brown Arts Initiative.

Performance may include mature content and is intended for adult audiences.

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Tags:   MusicTheatre

RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Bramwell Tovey Inaugural

09-28-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm

Artistic Director and Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts the first concert of Season 75 featuring Grammy winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3. The Orchestra also plays Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

Artistic Director and Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts the first concert of Season 75 featuring Grammy winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3. The Orchestra also plays Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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Tags:  Music

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Amica Rush Hour Concert

10-18-2019

Presented by RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm

The classical concert features the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performing for Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway.

The classical concert features the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performing for Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway.

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Tags:  Music

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: TACO Classical Concert

10-19-2019

Presented by RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

The concert features the solo debut of violinist James Ehnes performing Barber’s Violin Concerto; the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performs Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s...

[more+]

The concert features the solo debut of violinist James Ehnes performing Barber’s Violin Concerto; the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performs Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

 

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Tags:  Music

Art Providence Show 2019

11-10-2019

Presented by ArtSmart Productions at Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 08 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am

The Art Providence Show was created in 2017 to replace RISD\'s well-loved, long-running annual holiday sale upon its cancellation. While maintaining the same location and much of the pre-existing audience, the show differs from RISD\'s in that it...

[more+]

The Art Providence Show was created in 2017 to replace RISD\'s well-loved, long-running annual holiday sale upon its cancellation. While maintaining the same location and much of the pre-existing audience, the show differs from RISD\'s in that it is juried and applications are open to all artists/makers/designers working in the included categories – including but not limited to RISD alumni.  The new format has received rave reviews and swiftly gained a reputation for attracting some of the country’s top artists, artisans, and designers. This year\'s show will take place November 8-10  at the RI Convention Center in downtown Providence. It\'s a month earlier than normal, so mark your calendar!

Over 150 artists, makers and designers will be showing and selling their work - including but not limited to RISD alumni, who come from throughout New England and beyond.  In the spirit of similar shows run by the American Craft Council, CraftBoston and other premier art and craft institutions, Art Providence Show artists’ work has been juried by a panel of experts active in art, craft and design. Show categories include ceramics, jewelry, painting, furniture, apparel and more.

By popular demand, we\'ll be bringing back the Local Food Favorites sampling area and the Kids Corner art activity area. A portion the proceeds supports Providence CityArts for Youth.

Whether you\'re a collector seeking new works to add to your collection, an interior designer looking for fresh ideas, or a holiday shopper wanting to get a jump on the shopping season, this show is sure to have something for you.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

 

 

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Tags:   Festivals Special EventsArt + Museums

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Romantic Tchaikovsky, Nov. 16

11-16-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other pieces include William Grant Still’s In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy and...

[more+]

Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other pieces include William Grant Still’s In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

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Tags:  Music

RI Philharmonic Orchestra and the Providence Singers perform Handel’s 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

Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts Messiah, the perennial favorite featuring the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director.

Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts Messiah, the perennial favorite featuring the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director.

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Tags:  Music

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.

[less-]
Tags:  Music

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).

 

[more+]

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

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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Tags:  Music

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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Tags:  Music

Taylor Mac's 24-Decade History of Popular Music (ABRIDGED)

09-14-2019

Presented by FirstWorks at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 14 @ 8:00 pm

Equal parts community organizer, Elizabethan fool and bedazzled bon vivant, Taylor Mac is recognized as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary theater, and hailed for engaging diverse audiences.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist and...

[more+]

Equal parts community organizer, Elizabethan fool and bedazzled bon vivant, Taylor Mac is recognized as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary theater, and hailed for engaging diverse audiences.

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama finalist and Tony-nominated theater artist chronicles an unseen history of America through a hand-picked selection from Mac’s epic 24-Decade musical odyssey, ranging from murder ballads to disco and everything in between. This immersive and entertaining production, where the audience is central to the experience, chronicles the ways in which communities build themselves because they are being torn apart. Bedecked in gloriously irreverent regalia designed by long time collaborator Machine Dazzle, Mac is joined on stage by Music Director Matt Ray and an incomparable band. The performance is “startlingly unique…a must see for anyone who wants to see a kinder, gentler society.” (Huffington Post)

The fabulous, fierce, and unforgettable Taylor Mac appears as part of a larger artist residency co-presented by FirstWorks with the Brown Arts Initiative.

Performance may include mature content and is intended for adult audiences.

[less-]
Tags:   MusicTheatre

RI Philharmonic Orchestra presents: Bramwell Tovey Inaugural

09-28-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Sep 28 @ 8:00 pm

Artistic Director and Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts the first concert of Season 75 featuring Grammy winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3. The Orchestra also plays Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

Artistic Director and Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts the first concert of Season 75 featuring Grammy winning pianist Yefim Bronfman performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.3. The Orchestra also plays Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra.

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Tags:  Music

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Amica Rush Hour Concert

10-18-2019

Presented by RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Oct 18 @ 6:30 pm

The classical concert features the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performing for Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway.

The classical concert features the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performing for Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway.

[less-]
Tags:  Music

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: TACO Classical Concert

10-19-2019

Presented by RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Oct 19 @ 8:00 pm

The concert features the solo debut of violinist James Ehnes performing Barber’s Violin Concerto; the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performs Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s...

[more+]

The concert features the solo debut of violinist James Ehnes performing Barber’s Violin Concerto; the women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, performs Holst’s The Planets; and the RI premiere of Bramwell Tovey’s Urban Runway.

The concert starts at 8 p.m.

 

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Tags:  Music

Art Providence Show 2019

11-10-2019

Presented by ArtSmart Productions at Rhode Island Convention Center, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Fri, Nov 08 @ 5:00 pm Sat, Nov 09 @ 10:00 am Sun, Nov 10 @ 10:00 am

The Art Providence Show was created in 2017 to replace RISD\'s well-loved, long-running annual holiday sale upon its cancellation. While maintaining the same location and much of the pre-existing audience, the show differs from RISD\'s in that it...

[more+]

The Art Providence Show was created in 2017 to replace RISD\'s well-loved, long-running annual holiday sale upon its cancellation. While maintaining the same location and much of the pre-existing audience, the show differs from RISD\'s in that it is juried and applications are open to all artists/makers/designers working in the included categories – including but not limited to RISD alumni.  The new format has received rave reviews and swiftly gained a reputation for attracting some of the country’s top artists, artisans, and designers. This year\'s show will take place November 8-10  at the RI Convention Center in downtown Providence. It\'s a month earlier than normal, so mark your calendar!

Over 150 artists, makers and designers will be showing and selling their work - including but not limited to RISD alumni, who come from throughout New England and beyond.  In the spirit of similar shows run by the American Craft Council, CraftBoston and other premier art and craft institutions, Art Providence Show artists’ work has been juried by a panel of experts active in art, craft and design. Show categories include ceramics, jewelry, painting, furniture, apparel and more.

By popular demand, we\'ll be bringing back the Local Food Favorites sampling area and the Kids Corner art activity area. A portion the proceeds supports Providence CityArts for Youth.

Whether you\'re a collector seeking new works to add to your collection, an interior designer looking for fresh ideas, or a holiday shopper wanting to get a jump on the shopping season, this show is sure to have something for you.

We look forward to seeing you in November!

 

 

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Tags:   Festivals Special EventsArt + Museums

RI Philharmonic Orchestra Presents: Romantic Tchaikovsky, Nov. 16

11-16-2019

Presented by Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at The Vets - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Providence
Upcoming Dates: Sat, Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm

Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other pieces include William Grant Still’s In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy and...

[more+]

Bramwell Tovey conducts the TACO classical concert featuring pianist Anne-Marie McDermott performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2. Other pieces include William Grant Still’s In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy and Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.

[less-]
Tags:  Music

RI Philharmonic Orchestra and the Providence Singers perform Handel’s 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

Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts Messiah, the perennial favorite featuring the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director.

Conductor Bramwell Tovey conducts Messiah, the perennial favorite featuring the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director.

[less-]
Tags:  Music

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.

[less-]
Tags:  Music

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).

 

[more+]

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).

 

[less-]
Tags:  Music

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.

[less-]
Tags:  Music

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.

[less-]
Tags:  Music