Bramwell Tovey and the RI Philharmonic announce Orchestra’s 75th Season

Tovey takes to the podium for 12 classical and 8 education concerts for his inaugural season

BRAMWELL TOVEY

The RI Philharmonic has announced the Orchestra’s 75th Season, which marks the first planned and led by newly named Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey. Tovey will conduct 12 classical concerts, the Orchestra & Music School’s Season 75 Gala, which features violinist Pinchas Zukerman and cellist Amanda Forsyth, Handel’s Messiah, and eight Link Up education concerts at The VETS.

Currently, subscriptions are available for as few as 4 concerts. Single tickets go on sale July 22. You can find more information at riphil.org.

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Celebrating 75 Years

In addition to the RI debut of world-renowned violinist Ehnes, who in 2007 along with Tovey was awarded the Grammy for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance, Grammy winners Yefim Bronfman and Zukerman will have their RI inaugural performances. Other solo premieres include pianist Natasha Paremski and cellist Johannes Moser. The season features the return of such favorites as pianists Joyce Yang and Anne-Marie McDermott, violinist Karen Gomyo, soprano Andriana Chuchman and mezzo-soprano Susan Platts.

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After her successful concert last season, acclaimed conductor Tania Miller will be back, along with Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St. Clair, who was last here in 2005.

The celebratory 75th season includes eight Saturday night TACO Classical concerts, four Friday night Amica Rush Hour concerts, Handel’s Messiah and the annual gala. All classical concerts are at The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence, and the 75th Season features eight TACO Classical concerts on Saturdays at 8 p.m. on Sept. 28, Oct. 19, Nov. 16, Jan. 25, Feb. 15, March 14, April 4 and May 2. The Amica Rush Hour concerts are on Fridays at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 18, Feb. 14, March 13 and May 1. The perennial holiday favorite Handel’s Messiah is on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. The season concludes with the annual gala and fundraiser featuring violinist Zukerman and cellist Forsyth on June 13.

In the Community

Tovey will lead the Orchestra for eight Link Up education concerts in May 2020, welcoming more than 12,000 students from over 100 area schools to The VETS. Link Up is the culmination of a year of in-school music education and support for teachers.

At a Glance

2019-20 TACO Classical Series

Saturdays at 8 p.m. (otherwise specified)
The TACO Classical series is made possible through the generous support of Taco/The White Family Foundation.

Sept. 28: Bramwell Tovey Inaugural: Bronfman Plays Brahms
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, pianist
Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2
Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

Oct. 19: The PlanetsBramwell Tovey, conductor
James Ehnes, violin
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
ToveyUrban Runway
Barber: Violin Concerto
HolstThe Planets

Nov. 16: Romantic Tchaikovsky
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano Still: In Memoriam: Colored Soldiers Who Died for Democracy
Tchaikovsky
: Piano Concerto No.2
Shostakovich: Symphony No.10

Jan. 25, 2020: All Mozart
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Karen Gomyo, violin
MozartThe Magic Flute: Overture
Mozart: Violin Concerto No.3
Mozart: Symphony No.41 (Jupiter)

Feb. 15, 2020: Romeo & Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
CoplandAppalachian Spring: Suite
TchaikovskyRomeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 14, 2020: Grieg’s Beloved Piano Concerto
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, piano
MorlockMy Name Is Amanda Todd
Grieg: Piano Concerto
Dvořák: Symphony No.8

April 4, 2020: Beethoven Symphony No.8
Carl St. Clair, conductor
Natasha Paremski, piano
BeethovenEgmont: Overture
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G-Major
RavelDaphnis et Chloe, Suite No.2

May 2, 2020: Season Finale: Verdi Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Mezzo-soprano Susan Platts
Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
VerdiRequiem

2019-20 Amica Rush Hour Series

Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
The Amica Rush Hour series is made possible through the generous support of Amica Insurance.

Oct. 18: 
The Planets
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Tovey
Urban Runway
HolstThe Planets
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director

Feb. 14, 2020: Romeo and Juliet
Tania Miller, conductor
Johannes Moser, cello
Wagner
: Prelude & Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No.1
TchaikovskyRomeo & Juliet: Overture-Fantasy

March 13, 2020: Beethoven Symphony No.8
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Joyce Yang, pianoMorlockMy Name Is Amanda Todd
Grieg: Piano Concerto

May 1, 2020: Season Finale Verdi: Requiem
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Julianna DiGiacomo, soprano
Susan Platts, alto
Charles Reid, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director

2019-20 Special Concerts

Dec. 14, 2019: Handel’s Messiah at 7 p.m.
Handel
Messiah with Providence SingersBramwell Tovey, conductor
Women of the Providence Singers, Christine Noel, Artistic Director
Soprano Andriana Chuchman

2020 Link Up Concerts
May 18-22. 2020
Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Link Up Education Concerts at The VETS mark the culmination of a school-year-long music education program throughout Southern New England for grades 3-5.

Season 75 GALA with Pinchas Zukerman & Amanda Forsyth
Saturday, June 13, 2020
The VETS
Bramwell Tovey, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin
Amanda Forsyth, cello

Please Note: All repertoire and artists are subject to change

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Subscriptions are currently available for as few as four concerts, with discounts for students, children and veterans. Subscriptions can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org or by phone at 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed on holidays). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. Single tickets go on sale on  July 22.

Subscriber benefits include:

  • Reserved seats for every TACO Classical or Amica Rush Hour concert, and first priority to upgrade your seats
  • Significant ticket discount–eight concerts for the price of seven
  • Priority access to special event tickets
  • Fifteen percent off on additional series tickets (some restrictions apply)

Groups of 10 or more can arrange a special rate and personalized experience. Visit riphil.org/groups or call 401.248.7076.