RI Philharmonic to present ‘Music Without Borders: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School announced today that they will host Music Without Borders: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. Pianist Stillman performs with Orchestra members Katherine Winterstein, violin, Abigail Cross, viola, and Steven Laven, cello, in a variety of works celebrating cultures from around the globe…and beyond!

The chamber music program includes special appearances by WaterFire’s Barnaby Evans and Barrington’s Dr. Carolyn Leach Huntoon, the first woman to serve as Director of NASA’S Johnson Space Center. Together they narrate Stillman’s SMALL STEP, GIANT LEAP: A Lunar Fantasy, commissioned in 2019 in honor of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing.

The event is at 8 p.m. on Saturday (Nov. 2) at the Carter Center for Music Education & Performance, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence. (On Oct. 30, at 1 p.m., there will be a preview performance at Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College.)

 “Showcasing composers from Spain to China, the evening encompasses ethnic, indigenous and folk idioms within classical frameworks, and music that intermingles cultural traditions. The audience will experience, firsthand, that music is an extraordinary, unifying force. Our program highlights diverse cultures and represents an eclectic amalgamation of music from around the world, seemingly disparate. Yet, inspired melodies, passionate harmonies, driving rhythms, and overarching organic structures connect us all under the boundless umbrella of musical creation.”

–Judith Lynn Stillman

At a Glance

Music Without Borders: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2
RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center for Music Performance & Education
667 Waterman Ave., East Providence

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Judith Lynn Stillman, artistic director and pianist
Barnaby Evans, narrator
Carolyn Leach Huntoon, narrator
RI Philharmonic Orchestra members

Katherine Winterstein, violin
Abigail Cross, viola
Steven Laven, cello

Joaquín Turina: Piano Quartet in A Minor, Op. 67
Richard Strauss: Liebesliedchen for piano, violin, viola and cello,
Rabih Abou-Khalil: Arabian Waltz for Piano Trio
Judith Lynn StillmanSMALL STEP, GIANT LEAP: A Lunar Fantasy
and works by Joaquín Rodrigo, Josef Suk, and more.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students 18 and under or with a college ID, $10 for RI Philharmonic Music School students and family members. Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).

Day of concert tickets will be available at the Carter Center starting at 7 p.m. Questions and for information email boxoffice@riphil.org.

Music Without Borders: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra
1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30

Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College
Admission is free with a suggested donation of $10, and tickets are available at the door.