Rhode Island Philharmonic Announces Spectacular June Gala with Emanuel Ax

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra presents a spectacular June gala celebration with GRAMMY award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax on Saturday, June 12 at 5 p.m. at VETS.

The program of this annual gala led by artistic advisor and conductor Bramwell Tovey will include Beethoven’s overture to Egmont and his Emperor Concerto, as well as Haydn’s march for the Royal Society of Musicians. Haydn’s work will be performed for the first time by the RI Philharmonic Orchestra. Following the performance, the Philharmonic Orchestra will host a sold-out dinner and outdoor celebration for the sponsors and their guests.

Limited individual tickets in person and virtual tickets for the June 5 p.m. gala concert are now available for purchase. The capacity has been extended for this concert to 900 seats. Seating will continue to be socially distanced and all participants must wear masks. Tickets start at $ 35 and are available on a first come, first served basis. Call 401.248.7000 or visit tickets.riphil.org to buy tickets. The June gala is accessible to a wider audience via the live broadcast. If you would like to see this concert live at home, please call 401-248-7000 or visit StreamRIPhil.org to explore purchasing options. A virtual single ticket purchase option is available at $ 60 per household.

“I am delighted to welcome Manny Ax to perform with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra. We can’t wait to share this wonderful music. We have an amazing night in store for you and encourage you to come celebrate your orchestra, “says artistic advisor and conductor Bramwell Tovey.” Our annual gala is the Philharmonic Orchestra’s most important arts event and fundraiser. most important of the year ”. says General Manager David Beauchesne. “The funds raised during our Fund-A-Need presentation will support scholarships and community programs that

thousands of students every year. “

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School continued its mission of enriching and transforming the state and region through brilliant musical performances and music education in these trying times, despite the challenges posed by the Covid-pandemic. 19. The RI Philharmonic Orchestra has ensured live access to symphonic music for its audience by offering limited in-person seating at VETS and unlimited live virtual access through its new website, StreamRIPhil.org. The orchestra’s 76th season kicked off September 26 at VETS under strict security measures, making the RI Philharmonic Orchestra the first New England orchestra to perform in concert in over six months. The Rhode Island Philharmonic School of Music has been open for virtual lessons, virtual ensembles and virtual classes throughout the pandemic, and continued its partnerships in the community that provide music education opportunities for dozens. thousands of students.

The 2021/2022 season of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra will be launched at VETS next September, with the hall at full capacity on stage as well as for the public. Season passes are available by calling

401.248.7000 or by email [email protected]. The Orchestra will continue to broadcast live all concerts in high definition video and audio available to subscribers only on StreamRIPhil.org. The RI School of Philharmonic Music continues to offer virtual lessons, virtual ensembles and virtual lessons and will resume teaching in person from July. Visit RIPhil.org for details on registration.

“We have a fabulous gala concert in June and we are extremely grateful to once again welcome a larger audience to the hall while respecting certain safety protocols for Orchestra members, guest artists and patrons”, said Managing Director David Beauchesne. “The RI Philharmonic is grateful to former Governor Raimondo, Governor McKee and the State of Rhode Island, VETS and

American Federation of Musicians, the Providence Federation of Musicians and Orchestra members for their efforts to ensure a safe return to the stage and safe participation of our audience as possible. “VETS continues to take enhanced measures to ensure the health and safety of the facility for the public and performers.

One-time in-person ticket sales limited: https://tickets.riphil.org

Livestream Tickets: https://www.streamRIPhil.org

For more details on security protocols and the VETS entry process, please visit: https://www.thevetsri.com/plan-your-visit/safe-and-clean

Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Registration Details: https://www.riphil.org

Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

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