Saturday, May 1, 2021 "Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Announces 2021/2022 Season" with works of Florence B. Price and Jessie Montgomery

Florence B. Price (1887-1953)

Jessie Montgomery

BWW News Desk

April 30, 2021

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School presents its extraordinary 2021-2022 Season at The VETS, programmed by Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey.

The Philharmonic will perform the East Coast premiere of a new work by Gabriela Lena Frank, works by Florence Price, Joan Tower, Brown University's Eric Nathan, and former Providence String Quartet member Jessie Montgomery. We'll also feature familiar favorites from Brahms, Beethoven, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Mahler, and more!" exclaims Maestro Tovey.

Season 77 launches Saturday, September 18 with The Music Returns! Mezzo-soprano Susan Platts, Maestro Bramwell Tovey, Montgomery's Banner, Mahler's Rückert-Lieder, and Brahms' Symphony No.4 start things off. 

Saturday, November 13th ushers in Romantic Rachmaninoff with Guest Conductor Kensho Watanabe and pianist Natasha Paremski in a program of Price's Dances in the Canebrakes, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2.

April ushers in spring on Saturday, April 9th with American Classics and the return of pianist Jon Kimura Parker performing Gershwin's Overture to Strike Up the Band, Price's Symphony No.3, an East Coast premiere by Gabriela Lena Frank, and Gershwin's Piano Concerto in F led by Maestro Tovey. 

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra has been performing safely at The VETS with live audiences since October, 2020, without incident. Its Season-ending Gala will take place on Saturday, June 12th with pianist Emanuel Ax, Maestro Tovey, an expanded orchestra and audience, and works by Beethoven. Tickets will go on sale in May, and will be available for purchase at or 401-248-7000.

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