Calendar of Events - SPRING 2015
Unless listed otherwise, events are in the Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, Kingston, RI
Tickets for concerts can be purchased
1 hour prior to performance at the Box Office by check or cash
Unless listed otherwise, General Admission $12; Students $7; Seniors (60 and older) $7; Children 12 and under FREE
26 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
28 - NATS Song Festival, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 9am-5pm, FREE
An adjudicated event for talented singers from across the tri-state area - awards given for the top rated singers in specific categories. Sponsored by the RI Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
1 - Shannon Petrik, Senior Violin Recital. 11:30am, FREE
1 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart director. 3pm
The URI Music Department's premier wind group will present a very special concert honoring the Rhode Island's Armenian community for the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide in Turkey.
5 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
6 - Concert Band, Brian Cardany director. 8pm
The Concert Band features players from the Music Department and students from
across the University who love performing in a classical wind band ensemble. Come
share in their joy of music making!
7 - RIPAS Festival, Ken Plouffe coordinator. 1pm, FREE
An adjudicated event for area high school percussion ensembles with awards given to
the top rated groups, featuring a performance by the URI Percussion Ensemble,
Robert McEwan director. Sponsored by the RI chapter of the Percussive Arts Society.
7 - URI Symphony Orchestra, Ann Danis director. 8pm
The URI Symphony Orchestra, a proud community tradition for 85 years, features the
talents of the URI Music Department and the avid community of local musicians.
This concert highlights the winners of the URI Student Soloist Competition.
8 - Thomas Peppard, Graduate Composition Recital. 1pm, FREE.
8 - Shaun Cayabyab, Senior Composition Recital. 4pm, FREE.
10 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
12 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
14 - Incoming Freshman Auditions 9am-5pm (not a public event)
18 - RIMEA All-State Bands, Joseph Parillo coordinator. 7pm, FREE
A showcase for RI high school and middle school jazz students selected by audition to
perform in this concert. Sponsored by RI Music Educators Association.
21 -Incoming Freshman Auditions 9am-5pm (not a public event)
22 - Samuel Kurzontkowski, Junior Bass Recital. 1pm, FREE
22 - Clay Nordhill, Senior Jazz Guitar Recital. 3pm, FREE
22 - Ceili Connors, Junior Guitar Recital. 7pm, FREE
26 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator, 12:30pm, FREE
27 - Piano Extravaganza!, Manabu Takasawa director. 8pm
A piano recital featuring the concert pianist Daniela Romas, the Artistic Director of the
Cultural Association "Alfonso Rendano", Carolei, Italy and an international touring and
28 - Piano Extravaganza! Adult Competition, Manabu Takasawa director, 1pm-5pm, FREE
An adjudicated event for RI area amateur pianists and college age music students.
28- Piano Extravaganza! Recital, Manabu Takasawa director, 8pm
URI faculty and student pianists present solo and ensemble pieces for piano.
176 keys and 8 hands in synchronization!
29 - Piano Extravaganza! Youth Competition, Manabu Takasawa director. 11am-6pm, FREE
An adjudicated event for RI area primary and secondary school age piano students.
2 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
9 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
10 - John Prevedini, Graduate Composition Recital. 8pm, FREE
11 - Garrett Campbell, Senior Bass Recital. 11am, FREE
11 - Madison Cardoza, Senior Clarinet Recital. 1pm, FREE
11 - Jennifer Langevin, Senior Violin Recital. 3pm, FREE
11 - Bruce Hagist, Senior Composition Recital. 6pm, FREE
11 - Connor Ragas, Senior Guitar Recital. 8pm, FREE
12 - Alexander Barnhart, Senior Composition Recital. 1pm, FREE
12 - Lukas Chaves, Senior Flute Recital. 3pm, FREE
12 - Guitar Ensemble, John Dennewitz coordinator. 7:30pm, FREE
Come experience the warm, intimate sounds of classical guitar ensembles, with
a featured soloist.
14 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
16 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
18 - Operatic Magic: Scenes and Orchestral Selections, 8pm
Ann Danis and René de la Garza directors.
Two performances of selected scenes from Mozart's The Magic Flute and
The Marriage of Figaro, staged in a full production by the URI Opera
Workshop. Costumes, full orchestra, an overture from Mozart, an
entr'act from Carmen: the way opera should be enjoyed. You won't
believe your eyes and ears as Bizet's fevered dream of Spain dissolves
into thin air and the splendor of Mozart appears suddenly for the magical
finale? Get your diva on!
19 - Operatic Magic: Scenes and Orchestral Selections (matinee performance) 3pm
19 - Ian Otenti, Senior Composition Recital. 7pm, FREE
20 - Percussion Ensemble, Robert McEwan coordinator. 7:30pm, FREE
Instruments will be slammed, slapped, stroked, shaken, stirred and rattled.
You will love the sound that comes from this 10-member group of
URI Music percussionists.
21 - URI Jazz Combos, Joseph Parillo coordinator. 7:30pm, FREE
From cool to smokin' hot, from swing to salsa: these chamber jazz groups
will cover the standards and more. Move yourself!
22 - URI Saxophone Studio Recital, Jared Sims faculty coach. 7:30pm, FREE
A combination of classical and jazz repertoire: it's all about the sax.
23 - Convocation, Margaret Frazier coordinator. 12:30pm, FREE
23 - URI Jazz Big Band, Jared Sims director. 8pm
The 15-piece Jazz Big Band, URI Music's jazz student All-Stars, has appeared
at the Newport Jazz festival - twice. Come hear the band and student
vocalists throw down an evening of great American music. You will want
24 - Concert Band, Brian Cardany director. 8pm
A springtime concert of wind band pieces by this 90 piece ensemble will
certainly put the right Spring into your step. Don't miss out!
25 - Christopher Botelho, Junior Jazz Saxophone Recital. 11am, FREE
25 - Brandon Kaplan, Junior Viola Recital. 1pm, FREE
25 - Nina Perry, Senior Cello Recital. 3pm, FREE
25 - Concert Choir, Mark Conley director. 8pm
Music to lift your spirits and herald the passing of winter will be offered by
this 30 voiced select choir of URI music students.
26 - String Ensembles, Ted Mook coordinator. 12pm, FREE
Some of the greatest creations of Western classical music can be found in
the string quartet repertoire and that is what these high quality student
chamber ensembles intend to offer you for this noontime concert.
26 - Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Gene Pollart director. 3pm
Music for winds, brass and percussion from various times and places
presented by this elite ensemble of URI Music students. A smorgasbord
of wind band goodness.
26 - John Rametta, Graduate Composition Recital. 7pm, FREE
27 - Chamber Wind and Brass, Kelli O'Connor & Jaime Thorne coordinators. 7:30pm, FREE
Here's your chance to hear music written from instrumental groups of 2-10
players where their talent is definitely in the spotlight - sweet sounds of
intimacy and exuberance from wind quintets, brass trios and mixed ensembles.
28 - University Chorus Concert, Audrey Cardany director. 8pm
More Spring season signing presented by the massed voices of this spirited
group of music students and choral music lovers from the URI community.
29 - Lively Experiment, Mark Conley director. 7:30pm
Roger Williams felt that Rhode Island would be a "lively experiment" in the
cause of religious freedom, Mark Conley feels the same way about his
elite student group when it comes to programming chamber vocal repertoire.
You will not be disappointed!
30 - John Dempsey Tribute Concert and Music Student Award Ceremony, 7:30pm
Ann Danis and Joseph Parillo directors.
Students, faculty and alumni will play musical tribute to John Dempsey, the
late URI professor of violin and music theory. This event will also honor
student achievement in the URI Music Department.
1 - Senior Banquet, 7pm-10pm, Bistro by the Sea
2 - Michael Grenier, Junior Saxophone Recital. 1pm, FREE
2 - Manuel Morales, Junior Trumpet Recital. 3pm, FREE
2 - John Giacchi, Senior Percussion Recital. 5pm, RE
3 - Student Composers Concert, Eliane Aberdam director. 7pm, FREE
You might just come face to face with the future of music - or witness a loving
exploration of the traditional - composed specifically for this event by URI
composition students under faculty supervision and performed by URI Music
students. Don't miss this display of aural creativity!
9 - Shaun Cayabyab - Senior Percussion Recital & Tyler Barboza - Junior Trombone Recital.
31 - Alumni Wind Ensemble, Brian Cardany director. 3pm, FREE
A sampler of powerful spring winds from the URI alums.
14 - Lloyd Kaplan and the Jazz Aristocats. 2pm, $10.00 general admission
Classical pop standards played by these classical and classy gentlemen, led
by Lloyd Kaplan, clarinet. Co-sponsored by the URI Chapter of the Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute.
6 - 11 - URI Music Camp for Strings and Band instruments, Joseph Parillo director.
21 - Aug. 2 - Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Natalie Zhu.
25 - Aug. 1 - Newport Jazz Camp at Salve Regina University, co-sponsored by the
URI Department of Music, Joseph Parillo, Jared Sims and Peter Davis,