“The orchestra was joined by the Providence Singers for the last movement, the so-called ‘Ode to Joy,’ which was one of the more moving moments in the Philharmonic’s season. The Singers sounded terrific.”
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.