“The many musicians involved deserve to be lauded ... for the vigor and effectiveness of their performance.”
The 2017-18 season at a glance:
Baroque Brilliance | Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12, 2017
Baroque masterworks for chorus and orchestra, including:
• Purcell’s Come Ye Sons of Art
• Handel’s Zadok the Priest and Dettingen Te Deum
• Zelenka’s Magnificat.
Messiah | Saturday, December 16, 2017
Christine Noel conducts the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Providence Singers, and soloists in the eleventh annual performance of Handel’s masterpiece — a fresh reading informed by Baroque performance practice.
Of Sea and Sky | Saturday and Sunday, March 10-11, 2018
Music inspired by the power and majesty of the natural world, including these and more:
• Brahms’ O Schöne Nacht, Spätherbst, Abendlied, and Warum
• Ešenvalds’ The Heavens’ Flock and Long Road
• Eric Whitacre’s Leonardo Dreams of His Flying Machine
A Night at the Opera | Saturday, May 19, 2018
Our spring concert will be quite a bit different this season. We’ve rented the 17th floor of the Biltmore Hotel for a gala performance of opera choruses. This will be a glorious journey through the world of opera, done up in fine formal style as a gala concert to benefit choral education and performance. Count on it: Giuseppe Verdi’s creations will be there for sure, with contributions from Giacomo Puccini, Gioachino Antonio Rossini, and a number of their talented friends.