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Music on the Hill

29 May-12 June: seven concerts in Warwick, East Greenwich, North Providence and Cranston


Music on the Hill invites the public to welcome summer with seven chamber music concerts, in four cities of the Ocean State. 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.

Tickets are only $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and free for students with ID. The one-hour concerts are presented without intermission.

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Sunday, May 29 at 3:00 p.m. Narragansett Brass Quintet on the lawn of the Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road in Warwick, RI. The laid-back gig is Sensory-Friendly, perfect for all ages and experiences.
East Coast premieres: Baldwin Sonata by Anthony R. Green, commissioned by Jason Hardink; Ayanna Woods Flower Balloon
Northeast Premiere: A Child’s Garden by composer Providence Edith Hemenway, Six Poems by Robert Louis Stevenson
Diana McVey and Mary Phillips sing favorite Broadway songs like ‘I Could Have Danced All Night’, ‘Not While I’m Around’ and ‘Someone to Watch Over Me’
With Beethoven and Brahms, living composers: David Baldwin (born in 1946), Victoria Benito (born in 1993), Elisenda Fabregas (born in 1955), Anthony R. Green (born in 1984), Edith Hemenway (born in 1926), Douglas Hill (born in 1946), Johnathan Kolm (born in 1977), Kevin McKee (born in 1980), Marc Mellits (born in 1966), Errolyn Wallen (born in 1958), Ayanna Woods (born in 1992)


Sunday, May 29, 3:00 p.m.

Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Rd, Warwick

A one-hour concert of brass music from four centuries, in a relaxed outdoor setting. Sensory, perfect for all ages and experiences. Please bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn. Rain or shine – in case of bad weather, the concert will take place under cover at Clouds Hill. Please note: NO sanitary facilities are available.

Joseph Foley, Richard Kelley, trumpets; Kevin Owen, horn; Alexei Doohovskoy, trombone; Thomas Gregory, tuba

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 voice

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


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 FOR SINGING Saturday, June 4, 2:00 p.m.

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 1413 Mineral Spring Ave, North Providence

“I Could Have Danced All Night” and other favorites 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

INSPIRATIONS Tuesday, June 7, 7:00 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

Edith Hemenway’s A Child’s Garden, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Six Poems (Northeast premiere), and Anthony R. Green’s The Baldwin Sonata (East Coast premiere)

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

Violin Sonata No. 3 by Brahms, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Piazzolla, etc.

Anton Miller, concertmaster; Katherine Winterstein, Kristen Pellegrino, violins; Rita Porfiris, viola; Trevor Handy, cello; John M. Pellegrino, bass; Jason Hardink, piano

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. The concerts are offered in intimate venues where the public is seated as close as possible 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.