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Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Summer Shows

May 1 EDT

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One event on May 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on May 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

$40 – $150

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra has a momentous May coming up with three stellar concerts and a spectacular June Gala Celebration with Emanuel Ax at THE VETS!

Saturday, May 1, brings Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey’s triumphant return to lead String Kingdom with Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro, Purcell’s Chacony in G minor (ed. Britten), Britten’s Simple Symphony, Wirén’s Serenade: March, and Coleridge-Taylor’s Novelette No. 1.

Next on Saturday, May 15, is Mahler with a chamber orchestra arrangement of his Symphony No. 4 featuring stunning soprano Laquita Mitchell led by Maestro Tovey.

On Saturday, May 22 is an Orchestra Showcase led by Guest Conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya highlighting Principal Harp Hyunjung Choi in Debussy’s Sacred and Profane Dances for Harp, Principal Trumpet Joseph Foley and English horn player Jane Murray in Copland’s Quiet City, as well as Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 2, and Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphony.

Saturday, June 12 at 5 p.m. is the Annual Gala Celebration led by Maestro Tovey with GRAMMY Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax in an all-Beethoven program including the Overture to Egmont and his Emperor Concerto, with a sumptuous outdoor dinner to follow.

Limited in-person single tickets are available for purchase for the 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. May concerts. Both livestream and limited in-person single tickets for the 5 p.m. June Gala concert will be available for purchase in May. Premium Ticket and Sponsorship Packages on sale now. The 8 p.m. May concerts and the 5 p.m. June Gala will be livestreamed simultaneously in high-definition video and audio available to the public at the link below. Virtual Season subscriptions are available for $150; a virtual single ticket purchase option is available at $40 per household. Purchase links are below.

The Orchestra’s 76th Season began on Sept. 26 at THE VETS, making the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra the first orchestra in New England to perform live in concert in over 6 months – and under the strictest safety measures. Upcoming concerts in the Spring Season will have limited in-person, socially distanced attendance available to both single ticket buyers and subscribers. THE VETS is taking enhanced measures to ensure the venue is sanitary and safe for the public and performers. Seating will be socially distanced, audiences and staff must wear masks and there will be symptom checks at the entrance doors.

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School is open for virtual lessons, virtual ensembles and virtual classes. Enrollment details are at the third link below.

Attached is a press kit with programming and artist details for May 1, May 15, May 22 and June 12 for your reference. Please consider for listings, reviews, interviews, and other featured coverage. Glad to arrange tickets if you would like to attend any concerts in-person or to provide you with a streaming access code to view virtually. I would also be happy to facilitate interviews with Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey, Executive Director David Beauchesne, and any of the artists and conductors if you have timing available.

Limited In-Person Single Ticket Sales:

Virtual Subscriptions/Livestream Tickets:

Enrollment Details for the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School:

Upcoming 2021 Spring Season Concerts & Annual Gala Celebration:
String Kingdom May 1, 2021 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Mahler May 15, 2021 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Orchestra Showcase May 22, 2021 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Bramwell Tovey Plays Gershwin! Date TBA 2021 5 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Annual Gala Celebration June 12, 2021 at 5 p.m.; Dinner to follow


May 1
5:00 pm
$40 – $150
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