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 tickets.riphil.org.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION

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.

2014-2015 is the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra's 70th Season, Music Director Larry Rachleff's 19th with the Orchestra. The season includes an eight-concert Classical Series with a roster of world-renowned guest artists that includes pianists Jon Nakamatsu, Ilya Yakushev and Joyce Yang, violinists Augustin Hadelich and Jennifer Koh,cellist Alban Gerhardt, mezzo-soprano Susan Lorette Dunn, and guest conductor Daniel Hege. Our Amica Rush Hour Series offers an early start time - 6:30pm - on four Fridays (October 17, November 14, April 10, May 8). These shorter, informal, accessible classical concerts feature full performances of select repertoire from theSaturday Classical concerts. Our four Open Rehearsals, on Fridays at 5:30pm (September 19, January 16, February 20, March 20), offer audience members insight into the collaboration between the conductor, guest artists and orchestra musicians as they prepare for the upcoming classical concert. Special events include the perennial holiday favorite Handel's Messiah with The Providence Singers on Saturday, December 20 at 7:00pm, conducted by the Singers' artistic director Christine Noel. Resident Conductor Francisco Noya conducts our Education Concerts and our Summer Pops Concerts.

Now in its 27th year, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School serves approximately 1,500 children, youth and adults every week with lessons, classes, ensembles and community partnership programs, and an additional 13,000 students annually through partnerships, residencies, education concerts and in-school performances. Ensembles include five youth orchestras, two wind ensembles, eleven jazz ensembles and many chamber music ensembles and the RI Philharmonic Community Orchestra for adults. Information is available at www.riphil.org.

TICKETS AND DISCOUNTS

Single tickets for the 2014/2015 Season are now available for purchase: online, in-person and by phone. Subscribing to the Classical and Amica Rush Hour Series can be done at any time by calling or visiting the Philharmonic Box Office. Subscriptions are also available online at tickets.riphil.org.


Tickets may be purchased 24/7 on the Philharmonic website: tickets.riphil.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the Philharmonic box office at 667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, by phone (401.248.7000) or in-personMonday?Friday 9am?4:30pm. On Open Rehearsal and Amica Rush Hour Fridays, ticket sales are also available at The Vets box office, from 2:00pm and 2:30pm respectively until showtime. On Saturday concert days, tickets are available onsite at The Vets box office from 3:30pm until showtime, or by calling 401.248.7000.

Ticket prices start at $15 for adults, with discounts in selected areas of the hall for full?time students and groups. Online convenience fees may apply for website purchases. Tickets for Open Rehearsals are $15, inclusive of fees. There is free parking for all Philharmonic concerts at designated lots along Smith Street. For Saturday evening concerts, the Philharmonic provides a free shuttle bus to and from the parking lots before and after the concerts.

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