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RI Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2021 Summer Pops Concert Series

September 5, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents — A Tribute to the Human Spirit, A Free Summer Pops Concert Series Introducing Conductor Troy Quinn

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 2021 Summer Pops Concert Series, A Tribute to the Human Spirit, featuring concerts at Narragansett’s North Beach Clubhouse on Friday, July 16 at 8 p.m.; Providence’s Roger Williams Park’s Temple to Music on Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.; Bristol’s Independence Park on Sunday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m.; and Pawtucket’s Slater Memorial Park on Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. All concerts are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

After 25 years and the longest tenure in RI Philharmonic history, beloved Summer Pops series Conductor Francisco Noya has retired. For generations of concertgoers to the Philharmonic’s Summer Pops, RI Phil Pops at PPAC, and Link-Up Education Concerts, Noya has been the face of the Phil. Francisco reflects, “It has been a great pleasure and honor to be able to make music with my colleagues and friends of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra for so many years. I know the orchestra will continue its tradition of bringing great music and music education to the people of Rhode Island.” Taking up the baton will be Conductor Troy Quinn. The RI Philharmonic Orchestra was the first professional orchestra Troy ever heard. That experience is what set him on a path to be a conductor. He performed with the Philharmonic Orchestra under Larry Rachleff as a member of the Providence Singers, and has conducted many members of the orchestra in various settings. He’s also attended the Summer Pops series directed by Maestro Noya, and is very honored to follow Noya’s impressive 25-year tenure at the helm of these important concerts. Says Troy, “I am thrilled to make my Rhode Island Philharmonic debut this summer. This orchestra has always been close to my heart as it was the first orchestra I ever heard as a young boy and inspired me to pursue a career in music as a conductor.”

For more details, visit: www.RIPhil.org/summer-pops or call 401-248-7000.

2021 Summer Pops Concerts Overview
*Friday, July 16 at 8 p.m. (Rain date: Saturday, July 17)
Rhode Island Philharmonic Summer Pops
North Beach Clubhouse, Narragansett Town Beach, 79 Boston Neck Road, Narragansett.
Presented by Citizens Bank and the Town of Narragansett.
*Wednesday, Aug. 4 at 7 p.m. (Rain date: Thursday, Aug. 5)
RWP Pops at Roger Williams Park
Roger Williams Park, Temple to Music,1000 Elmwood Avenue, Providence.
Presented by Rhode Island Foundation, TACO/The White Family Foundation, Papitto Opportunity
Connection, the City of Providence, PVD Fest in the Parks, and the Roger Williams Park Conservancy.
*Sunday, Sept. 5 at 6 p.m. (Rain date: Monday, Sept. 6)
Rhode Island Philharmonic Summer Pops
Independence Park, 419-459 Thames Street, Bristol.
Presented by TACO/The White Family Foundation and the Town of Bristol.
*Sunday, Sept. 19 at 5:30 p.m. (Rain date: Monday, Sept. 20)
RI Philharmonic Pops in the Park at Slater Park
Slater Memorial Park, 401 Newport Avenue, Pawtucket.
Presented by the City of Pawtucket, Pawtucket Teachers’ Alliance, and Papitto Opportunity

2021 Summer Pops Program:
SMITH (arr. Williams): The Star-Spangled Banner
WILLIAMS: Liberty Fanfare
SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture
Arr. Slatkin: Fisher’s Hornpipe
WALKER: Lyric for Strings
COPLAND: Rodeo: Hoe-Down
BIZET: L’Arlesienne: Suite No.2: Farandole
Arr. Williams: Tribute to the Film Composer
BERNSTEIN: West Side Story: Overture
WILLIAMS: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Raiders March
STEPHENSON: Fanfare for Democracy
WARD (arr. Dragon): America the Beautiful
TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever


September 5, 2021
6:00 pm
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