All concerts will be held in the Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, on the Kingston campus.
On March 4 at 8 p.m., the Concert Band and Chorus will perform traditional African American music, including spirituals, “field hollers,” and songs by Ysaye Barewell of the group “Sweet Honey in the Rock.”
On March 5 at 1 p.m., local high school percussion ensembles will compete in the Rhode Island Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion Festival. URI’s percussion ensemble will make a guest performance.
On March 16, URI will host the Rhode Island Music Education Association’s all-state jazz concert. The best middle and high school jazz students in Rhode Island will perform.
Tickets for the March 4 concert are available through www.ovationtix.com or at URI’s box office one hour before the concert. Major credit cards are accepted, as well as checks. Admission is $12 for the general public, and $7 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free.
The March 5 and 16 concerts are free.
For more information, please call 401-874-2431 or visit web.uri.edu/music.
Dominick LaFerrera, an intern in Marketing & Communications and a communication studies major, wrote this release.