Home Street musicians Music on the Hill offers chamber music concerts in East Greenwich, North Providence and Cranston

Music on the Hill offers chamber music concerts in East Greenwich, North Providence and Cranston

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Musique sur la Colline invites the public to take part in six chamber music concerts at the start of the summer. Masterpieces by Brahms and Beethoven are performed with less familiar and unfamiliar music, including local commissions and premieres.

The 21-artist ensemble includes many musicians born and raised in Rhode Island, and three star composers were born in the Ocean State.

Strong points:

East Coast Premieres: Anthony R. Green’s Baudouin Sonata, commissioned by pianist Jason Hardink; Ayanna Woods floral balloon

Northeast premiere: Edith Hemenway’s A Kindergarten, Six Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson

· Diana McVey and Mary Phillips sing Broadway favorites like “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “Not While I’m Around” and “Someone to Watch Over Me”

MUSIC ON THE HILL: Music Festival 2022

MOBILE VOICES

Wednesday, June 1, 7:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church, 30 Peirce Street, East Greenwich

Chamber music by Rossini, Hill, Wallen, Foote and Masso, for strings, flute, French horn and mezzo-soprano

Lori Phillips, mezzo-soprano; Anthony Trionfo, flute; Kevin Owen, french horn; Anton Miller and Amy Sims, violins; Rita Porfiris, viola; Elisa Kohanski and Trevor Handy, cellos; John M. Pellegrino, bass


THREESOME TIME

Friday, June 3, 7:00 p.m.

St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce Street, East Greenwich

Chamber music trios by Brahms, Kolm and Schulhoff, for flute, clarinet and strings

Anthony Trionfo, flute; Rita Porfiris, viola, John M. Pellegrino, bass; and IonSound project: Kathleen Costello, clarinet; Elisa Kohanski, cello; Jack Kurutz, piano


A GREAT DAY TO SING

SSaturday, June 4, 2:00 p.m.

St. Anthony Catholic Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence

“I Could Have Danced All Night” and other favorite tunes from Rodgers & Hart, Bernstein, Sondheim, Porter, Gershwin and Lerner & Loewe, with chamber music by Rachmaninoff and Klughardt for strings, oboe and piano

Diana McVey, soprano; Mary Phillips, mezzo-soprano; Bonnie Anderson, piano; Margaret Butler, oboe; Rita Porfiris, viola; Trevor Handy, cello


INSPIRED

Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston

Trios by Beethoven and Fabregas, with two new pieces for vibraphone

Peter Ferry, vibes; IonSound Trio: Kathleen Costello, clarinet; Elisa Kohanski, cello; Jack Kurutz, piano


RHODE ISLAND COMPOSERS

Thursday, June 9, 7:00 p.m.

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston

by Edith Hemenway A Kindergarten, Six Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson (Northeast Premiere) and Anthony R. Green’s Baldwin’s Sonata (First on the East Coast)

Diana McVey, soprano; Kathleen Costello, clarinet; Jason Hardink, piano


VIOLIN VIRTUOSITE Sunday June 12, 3:00 p.m.

St Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce Street, East Greenwich

Brahms Violin Sonata No. 3 and more

Anton Miller, concertmaster; Amy Sims, Kyra Davies, violins; Rita Porfiris, viola; Trevor Handy, cello; John M. Pellegrino, bass; Jason Hardink, piano


Tickets are just $25 at the door (cash and check only) and free for students with ID. The one-hour concerts are presented without intermission. Mapplications are mandatory for all. For more information and tickets, visit www.musiconthehillri.org.

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About Music on the Hill:

Since 2008, Music on the Hill has welcomed thousands of chamber music enthusiasts to concerts across Rhode Island, from our hometown of East Greenwich to Providence, Warwick, Cranston, Jamestown, Wickford, Westerly and more. . Our ensemble includes professional musicians from Rhode Island with international careers, as well as their friends and colleagues who have come to call Rhode Island home, and many return to the Ocean State each summer. Music on the Hill’s adventurous programs combine highlights of the chamber music repertoire with less familiar gems. Concerts are offered in intimate venues where the audience is seated close to the action. The musicians play in a variety of ensembles at several concerts throughout the festival. Music on the Hill Festival is made possible by support from the Carter Family Charitable Trust, the Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber Music, and the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts through the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI LOAD) program. This program was made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts through funds from the Federal American Rescue Plan Act.