Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School announces final youth ensembles concerts of the year


The students in the Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras perform their final concert of the season on Sunday, May 5 at 1 p.m. at The VETS, Providence. The Youth Wind Ensembles’ concert is on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at Rhode Island College, Sapinsley Hall.

The orchestras feature the top-level Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Alexey Shabalin; Repertory Orchestra under the direction of Vincent Mattera; String Orchestra under the direction of Irina Naryshkova; and the Intermediate String Ensemble and String Ensemble under the direction of Erin Quinton Erban.

The Youth Symphonic Winds is conducted by Dr. David Neves, and the Wind Ensemble is under the direction of John Knasas.

RI Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) Concert 1 p.m., May 5, The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence. Tickets for the Youth Orchestras are $12 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, and can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org/ripyo-spring-concert,RI Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles (RIPYWE) Concert 3 p.m., May 19, Rhode Island College, Sapinsley Hall, Providence

Tickets are $12 for adults, $7 for students, 18 and under, and senior citizens, and available through the Rhode Island College box office at 456-8144 or online at: purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?orgid=21971&schedule=list.The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Ensembles (RIPYO, RIPYWE, RIPYJazz & Chamber) provides quality rehearsal and performance experience for talented young musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. Students range from elementary through high school.

For more information or to schedule an audition, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager


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