RI Philharmonic Orchestra announces summer pops series


The RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School announced 2018s Summer Pops concert series, which will include four concerts: Narragansett (Friday, July 13), Providence (Friday, Aug. 10), Bristol (Sunday, Sept. 2) and Pawtucket (Saturday, Sept.8). The concerts are free and open to the public.

Francisco Noya, RI Philharmonic Orchestra's resident conductor, will conduct the performances. Among the familiar compositions will be a selection of pieces from Leonard Bernsteins West Side Story; John Williams Harry's Wondrous World from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone; and Tchaikovskys 1812 Overture.

Summer Pops Concerts

Friday, July 13

Rhode Island Philharmonic Summer Pops presented by Citizens Bank:

Narragansett Town Beach, 39 Boston Neck Rd., Narragansett. 248-7000, riphil.org. 8 p.m. Rain date: Saturday, July 14, 8 p.m. Free

Friday, August


Rhode Island Foundation Presents RWP Pops with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra:

Roger Williams Park, Temple to Music, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence. 248-7000, riphil.org7 p.m. Rain Date: Saturday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. Free

Sunday, September 2

Rhode Island Philharmonic Summer Pops presented by TACO/The White Family Foundation:

Independence Park, Thames Street, Bristol. 248-7000, riphil.org, 6 p.m. Rain Date: Monday, Sept. 3, 6 p.m. Free

Saturday, September 8

Pops in the Park: Rhode Island Philharmonic presented by the Pawtucket Teachers' Union

, Bristol County Savings Bank

, and the City of Pawtucket

: Slater Memorial Park, Armistice Boulevard, Pawtucket. 248-7000, riphil.org.5:30 p.m. Rain Date: Sunday, Sept. 9, 3 p.m. Free. Summer Pops Program

Please note that this program is subject to change. Pieces are not performed in the order listed below.

Hector Berlioz

: Hungarian March

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

: Eugene Onegin Polonaise; None but the Lonely Heart; 1812 Overture

Johannes Brahms

: Hungarian Dance No.6

Arturo Mrquez

: Danz n No.2

Leonard Bernstein

: Selections from West Side Story

William Walton

: Crown Imperial March

John Williams

: Harry's Wondrous World

Ennio Morricone

: Gabriel's Oboe

John Philip Sousa

: Hands Across the Sea, and Stars and Stripes Forever

Alan Silvestri

: Captain America March

Francisco Noya has been the resident conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 seasons. He serves as cover conductor and is the leader of pre-concert talks for the classical series concerts. Noya conducts the RI Philharmonic Orchestras annual Link Up education series, Pops and Summer Pops concerts.


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