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. {…}