Philharmonic presents “Messiah” at Vets


If you attended last year’s presentation of Handel’s “Messiah,” you know what a moving afternoon it was at The Vets.

This year’s performance by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra with the Providence Singers is certain to be another sellout, so get your tickets now.

Patrick Dupre Quigley will conduct the orchestra, accompanied by Christine Noel, Artistic Director of the Providence Singers.

Featured soloists include soprano Kathryn Mueller, mezzo-soprano Emily Marvosh, tenor John Matthew Myers, and baritone Nicholas Newton.

Audience numbers are increasing every month, as classical music lovers feel comfortable attending quality events, such as Philharmonic concerts.

The November concert, featuring conductor Morihiko Nakahara, Music Director of the South Carolina Philharmonic and renowned violinist Randall Goosby was a classic, with Goosby given a standing ovation for his Violin Concerto, op 35, D major by Korngold.  The audience wouldn’t let him go. He returned to the stage for an encore.

RIC’s Stillman At Top of Her Game

Meanwhile, over at Rhode Island College, Judith Lynn Stillman accompanied cellist Sara Sant’ Ambrogio in a free concert that began with “Ave Maria,” continued with Debussy, Rachmaninoff and Beethoven, and ended with an incredible rendition of Manuel de Falla.

Stillman has accompanied several of the best musicians in the world, including Sant’Ambrogio, and deserves to be recognized as one of Rhode Island’ treasures.


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