The URI Symphony Orchestra starts off with a themed concert, “Great Film Scores of Our Time”, on Saturday October 26 at 8 p.m. The program will include music from My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Pirates of the Caribbean, a James Bond medley, and a tribute to famed movie composer John Williams. Ann Danis conducts.
On Sunday, October 27 at 3 p.m., the URI Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the premiere wind group in the Department of Music, will offer their fall concert. The group members are the finest wind and percussion instrumentalists in the University, directed by Gene J. Pollart. Their program will include the premiere of Frank Gulino’s new work, Skyline Drive, a descriptive piece about the spectacular mountain drive in Shenandoah National Park. They will also perform Percy Grainger’s Spoon River, Eric Whitacre’s October, Shadow Rituals by Michael Markowsky, and Bert Appermont’s four-part work, Noah’s Ark.
Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m., members of the URI Guitar Studio, coached by John Dennewitz, will present an evening of classical guitar solo and ensemble performances, joined by guest performer Raffi Donoian, a URI alumnus. The program will include works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Luigi Boccherini, John Duarte, Mauro Giuliani, Heitor Villa Lobos, Andrew York, and more.
The URI Concert Hall is handicap-accessible, and parking is available in the lot behind the Fine Arts Center, off Bills Road. For more information, please contact the URI Department of Music, 874-5595, or check the website: Music.