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WSO presents 'Classical Autumn' this November in Cranston, North Kingstown

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The Warwick Symphony Orchestra brings classical and orchestral pops performances to communities across Rhode Island. As a regional volunteer touring symphony, the WSO seeks to deliver high-quality live music and affordable performances to diverse communities. WSO ensures accessibility and appeals to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds through programming that seamlessly between classical and orchestral pops programs.

With our diverse membership ages 13-80, WSO will present “Classical Autumn,” a two-concert series, Friday, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge Auditorium: 2115 Board St., Cranston, and Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3 p.m. at St. Bernard Church, 275 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown.

Tickets for WSO performances are always available at the door, but also can be purchased online at www.wsori.org/performances. Tickets cost $15 for general admission, $12 for seniors and students with valid ID, and free (but ticketed) for children 12 and under.

The program includes Prelude and Fugue in d minor, Georg Frideric Handel/Kindler, arr.; Scene and Prayer (Regina Coeli) from “Cavalleria Rusticana, Pietro Mascagni/Edlund, arr.; Symphony No. 101 in D Major “The Clock,” Franz Joseph Haydn; Song Without Words, Gustav Holst/Phillippe, arr.; and Toccata for Orchestra, Frank Erickson.

Established in 1966 by George Low as a continuing education opportunity through the Warwick Public Schools, the WSO is a nonprofit regional orchestra with a diverse membership. Catherine Gagnon is WSO’s fifth music director, and under her guidance, the WSO presents about eight concerts annually.

With programs offered in a variety of settings and at affordable prices, WSO presents music representing the changing interests of our community including pops selections, the music of film and Broadway, popular works, and traditional orchestral repertoire. WSO strives to balance concerts with pieces that are recognizable along with those that can develop our audience’s understanding of and appreciation for classical and contemporary music.

WSO is also always accepting new members; interested parties can obtain further information by contacting us at www.WSOri.org.

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