Tickets are Now On Sale for The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014-15 Season

Tickets are Now On Sale for The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's 2014-15 Season

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra has begun selling tickets to its 2014-15 Season, the 70th Anniversary Season for the Orchestra, which is being celebrated with the title "Season 70". This will be Music Director LARRY RACHLEFF's 19th season with the Orchestra. Beginning on September 20, eight Saturday classical concerts will take place at The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts in Providence.

"It's an honor to mark our 70th season," said David Beauchesne, executive director. "Speaking for the artists and the staff of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School, I encourage you to share this season with us. Few American communities can boast of the extraordinary relationship we enjoy between orchestra and audience. Join us for eight concerts of celebration!"

The season offers symphonies by Beethoven, Prokofiev and Sibelius; concerti by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Saint-Sa?ns and Tchaikovsky; and popular favorites Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, Ravel's Boléro and Orff's Carmina Burana. Twentieth-century highlights include works by Adams, Orff, Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Sibelius, Strauss, Stravinsky, and Weill. The season's final concert features the world premiere of a commissioned work by the New England native composer Pierre Jalbert in honor of the Orchestra's 70th Anniversary.

"This season offers a greater variety of music than any I can recall," said Larry Rachleff, music director. "From a Bach concerto to a freshly-minted world premiere, the season spans four centuries of musical masterpieces. With both rarely-heard gems and familiar fan favorites, we're delighted to offer something for everyone in our 70thseason."

Several well-known guest artists will perform with the orchestra, including returning violinists Augustin Hadelichand Jennifer Koh, cellist Alban Gerhardt, mezzo-soprano Susan Lorette Dunn, and pianists Ilya Yakushev andJoyce Yang. Pianist Jon Nakamatsu will be making his debut with the Rhode Island Philharmonic. The Providence Singers, Christine Noel, artistic director, will share two performances with the Philharmonic: Carmina Burana in May and Handel's Messiah in December.

The Philharmonic's season features eight Classical concerts on Saturday nights at The Vets. Four are preceded by Amica Rush Hour concerts on Friday, and four have Friday Open Rehearsals. The Amica Rush Hour Series offers an early start time - 6:30pm - on Fridays October 17, November 14, April 10 and May 8. These shorter, informal, accessible concerts feature full performances of select repertoire from the Saturday Classical concerts. Open Rehearsals, on Fridays September 19, January 16, February 20 and March 20 at 5:30pm, offer insight into the collaboration between the conductor, guest artists and orchestra musicians as they prepare for the upcoming classical concert. Subscriptions and individual concert tickets are on sale now. Call the Philharmonic box office at 401.248.7000, or visit


The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School is the largest fully integrated orchestra and music school in the United States. Our mission is to enrich and transform Rhode Island and our region through great music performance and education.