Rhode Island Philharmonic and Music School e-newsletter
www.riphil.org May 2013 FanFare
Season Finale! Saturday, May 4
Mahler: Resurrection Symphony
Saturday, May 4
8pm at The Vets
, Providence

Larry Rachleff
, conductor
Ilana Davidson, soprano
Susan Platts, mezzo soprano
The Providence Singers  

     Betsy Burleigh, artistic director  

  Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)

OPEN REHEARSAL on Friday May 3 @ 5:30pm (All tickets $12)
BUy Tickets
Prices: Tickets start at just $15 (plus processing fee) 

     By Phone: 401.248.7000
     Online: riphil.org/tickets       

     In Person: Philharmonic Box Office
                         667 Waterman Avenue, East Providence, RI
                         Mon - Fri; 9 am - 4:30 pm
                         The Vets Box Office (On Concert Days ONLY)
                         1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI
                         Fri: 2pm -5:30pm; Sat 3:30pm - 8pm  


More Information about the Concert:  

Program Notes
Click on Larry Video  

Supper Club on Saturday May 4 is Filling up Fast!
Enjoy a special buffet at the Renaissance Hotel, adjacent to the Vets, 6:00pm and then take your seat for the 8:00pm performance featuring monumental music of Mahler with conductor Larry Rachleff and YOUR Orchestra! Reserve your space now as the dinner is filling up fast! This month Resident Conductor Francisco Noya will give a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm.  
Cost for the Dinner is $35 per person including taxes and gratuity.  
A Cash Bar is available.

Join us in the Handel & Haydn Room for a cocktail at 6:00pm, the pre-concert talk at 6:30pm and the dinner buffet beginning at 7:00pm.    

To RSVP email Laurie Johnson-Carvalho
at  ljohnson-carvalho@riphil.org 

Space is limited so please reserve your spot
by Wednesday May 1! 

 Attendees of the Supper Club can have their cars valet parked at the Renaissance Hotel for the evening (dinner & concert combined). Cost: $15 

John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership Awards
Friday, May 3, 2013

Rhodes on the Pawtuxet, Cranston

Registration: 8:00am | Breakfast: 8:30am - 9:30am 
Hosted by Larry Rachleff & John Hazen White, Jr.

Join fellow community leaders as we pay tribute to the recipients of the Hazen 2013 2013 Rhode Island Philharmonic John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership in the Arts Awards.This award is named in honor of John Hazen White, Sr. whose philanthropy to the Rhode Island arts community, most particularly the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School, is legendary.

  The recipients of the 2013 John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership Awards were selected for furthering the mission of music at the Rhode Island Philharmonic and in our community.

The Honorees

  - Employees of TACO

  - Barbara J. Dreyer

  - Founders of the Children's Education Concerts

Honorary Chairs

Allan Fung, Mayor of Cranston

Dr. Judith Lundsten, Cranston Public Schools Superintendent

To purchase Corporate / Patron Supporter or Individual tickets, please contact Dawn Kelly at dkelly@riphil.org or 401.248.7004

Larry Rachleff to Receive Honorary Degree
Larry Rachleff, accomplished conductor and music director for the Conductor Philharmonic, will be awarded an honorary degree from Roger Williams University during their Commencement Ceremony on Saturday May 18. The degree will read: 
     Larry Rachleff 

     Musician, Conductor and Educator

     Doctor of Fine Arts

     Honoris Causa

Summer at the Philharmonic Music School
During the summer, the Philharmonic Music School offers lessons on over 20 different instruments and voice as well as a variety of classes and ensembles. We will also be providing music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. New this summer, we're excited to offer courses in Ableton Live, one of the recording world's most popular programs for music production, recording and live performance.

Workshop Schedule:

Lois Finkel, Chamber Music Department Chair
June 22-26 (Sat - Wed) 10:00am - 2:30pm    


Irina Tchantceva & Karen Dingley, Piano Department Co-Chairs
July 29 - August 2 (Mon - Fri)  10:00am - 2:30pm    


Wendy Klein, Jazz & Rock Department Chair
July 15 - 19 & July 22 - 26  (Mon-Fri) 10:00am - 2:45pm  

If you're interested in any of these summer programs, please visit the  Music School's website and complete our online student profile form. One of our Student Services team members will contact you to discuss enrollment and scheduling. If you have more specific questions, please email Matt Lynch at mlynch@riphil.org
Thursday April 25 at the Vets

Reception 5PM - 6PM | Presentation 6PM - 7:30PM

Free and Open to the Public

RSVP: pelllecture.eventbrite.com



Hosted by Mayor Angel Taveras, City of Providence    

Featuring Panelists:

Jacqueline Coleman, Sr Executive Advisor for the Arts, Hartford Public Schools

Tim Lord, Co-director and Co-founder, DreamYard Project - Bronx

Laura Perille, Executive Director, EdVestors - Boston


Moderated by Tyler Denmead

Jackie Evancho & the Philharmonic at PPAC


Philharmonic Orchestra Venues

The VETS   
1 Avenue of the Arts
. Providence, RI 02903                                                                                                                                              
Providence Performing Arts Center

220 Weybosset Street
Providence, RI  02903

Box Office

Carter Center for Music Education & Performance   
667 Waterman Ave
East Providence, RI 02914
401 248-7000

Philharmonic Music School Sites                               

Carter Center for Music Education & Performance          
Music School Main Branch                                  
667 Waterman Avenue
East Providence
, RI 02914                                                                               
401 248-7001

East Greenwich Branch, Philharmonic Music School            
(St. Luke's Episcopal Church)                                                            
99 Pierce Street
East Greenwich
, RI  02818
401 248-7001 (Carter Center)  
401 885-9117 (East Greenwich)

Wheeler After School Conservatory
216 Hope Street
, RI 02906
401 248-7001(Carter Center)

Administrative Headquarters                                      

Carter Center for Music Education & Performance
667 Waterman Avenue                                                                      
East Providence
, RI 02914                                                                                                 
Administration: 401 248-7070
Box Office:  401 248-7000
Music School:  401 248-7001
In This Issue
May Classical Weekend
Supper Club
John Hazen White Leadership Awards on May 3rd
Larry Rachleff to receive Honorary Degree from RWU
Summer at the Music School
Pell Lecture on Arts & Humanities
Jackie Evancho & the Philharmonic at PPAC
Classical Series Subscriptions
RIPCO, RIPYO & RIPYWE Concerts and other Music School Events
How to get to the VETS


The Vets is located at 1 Avenue of the Arts in Providence, RI adjacent to the Renaissance Hotel. Please follow the links for directions or to find the VETS with  Google Maps.
Construction Alert

Please Allow Extra Time!

Due to construction of the Vets, Park Street is closed to both cars and walking between the Providence Place Mall Garage and Avenue of the Arts, and is limited to one lane of northbound traffic only from Avenue of the Arts to Smith Street. Construction detours are in effect throughout the remainder of the current Philharmonic season. Please follow the temporary routes listed on the Directions page of our website. 

Did You Know?
PARKING is free at both the State parking lot next to the Capitol building and the lot directly ACROSS Smith Street, or pay $2 for up to 5 hours at the Mall Parking Garage.


For every Classical concert the Philharmonic runs shuttle buses between the Capitol parking lot and The Vets entrance: before the concert from 7pm to 8pm and after the concert continuing until the end of Larry's post-concert chat.


For every Classical and Rush Hour concert the Philharmonic offers a post-concert Q&A with Larry Rachleff. He generally brings the guest soloist or a member of the Orchestra out with him.

Classical Series Subscriptions
To see the 2013/2014 Classical Series Schedule please visit the "Season At a Glance" page on our website.  


Interested in becoming a Classical Series subscriber?

Please call Susan or Bob at the Philharmonic Box Office - 401.248.7000.

Upcoming Music School Events
April 27 - Suzuki Recital @ 2pm
April 27- Voice Recital @ 2pm 

April 28 - RIPCO Concert @ 3pm
April 28 -Sea Shanties with the Whompers, family program, Providence Athenaeum Children's Library, free and open to the public. To confirm seating: 421-6970 or lshaw@provath.org 


May 4 - Flute Recital, 3pm 
May 5. - RIPYO Concert, the VETS, 3pm, Admision:$10 adults/ $5 students & seniors 

May 21 - RIPYWE Concert, Rhode Island College, Sapinsley Hall, 7:30pm, Admission: $10 adults/ $5 students & seniors


All Music School performances take place at the Carter Center in East Providence unless otherwise noted. To stay in tune with the Music School please "like" us on Facebook or check the Calendar on the website. 

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667 Waterman Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Tel: 401.248.7070
Box Office: 401.248.7000
The Rhode Island Philharmonic is the largest fully integrated professional orchestra and music school in the United States placing it in the unique position of presenting great music through both our performance and music education programs.

The Philharmonic Orchestra is in its 68th Season; the 2012-2013 Season is Music Director Larry Rachleff's 17th with the Orchestra.  The Philharmonic Music School is in its 26th year.

For more information go to www.riphil.org