Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School Names Next Music Director

Ruth Reinhardt has been named the new Music Director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School. Her appointment was announced on June 1 at the ensemble’s season-ending gala concert. Reinhardt has worked with such organizations as the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, and the Helsinki Philharmonic, among many others. {…}

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2024-25 Season

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2024-25 season. Here is a rundown of the vocal performances on offer. Christine Noel conducts Händel’s “Messiah.” Soloists include Eleonore Cockerham, Tamara Mumford, Thomas Cooley, and Nicholas Newton. Performance Date: Dec. 15, 2024 Robert Spano conducts Brahm’s Requiem with Jessica Rivera and Will Liverman as the soloists. The program also includes Barber’s “Knoxville: {…}

Rhode Island Philharmonic & Judith Lynn Stillman to Present ‘ Women Trailblazers in Music: A Play-Within-A-Concert’

Rhode Island College and the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra will celebrate Women’s History Month with “Women Trailblazers in Music: A Play-Within-A-Concert.” The showcase, scheduled for March 7 and 10, 2024 at the Carter Center, will meld music, theatre, visual art, and history to present a journey about pioneering women composers throughout history. “These extraordinary women composers have been marginalized, repressed, {…}

Renée Fleming, Laquita Mitchell, David Pomeroy, Maya Kherani, Susan Platts Headline Rhode Island Philharmonic’s 2022-23 Season

The Rhode Island Philharmonic has announced its 2022-23 season. For the purposes of this article, our focus will be solely on vocal performances. Christine Noel will lead Händel’s “Messiah,” which will feature the Providence Singers and soloists Maya Kherani, Emily Marvosh, Brian Giebler, and Andrew Garland. Performance Date: Dec. 4, 2022 Later in the season, the company will present Verdi’s {…}

Obituary: Bramwell Tovey, Principal Conductor & Artistic Director of Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra, Dies at 69

Principal conductor and artistic director of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra (RIPO), Bramwell Tovey, died at 69 on July 12, 2022, a day after his birthday. In May 2019, Bramwell was diagnosed with cancer—a rare type of sarcoma, and after surgery in June 2021, he was declared cancer free. Unfortunately, it returned in January 2022. Tovey’s tenure with Rhode Island {…}

Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2021-22 Season

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra has announced its 2021-22 season. The orchestra plans no-capacity-limit performances starting in September 2021. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on vocal works only. “The Music Returns!” will showcase mezzo-soprano Susan Platts performing Mahler‘s “Rückert-Lieder.” The rest of the program will feature Montgomery’s “Banner,” and Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. Bramwell Tovey conducts. {…}