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Courtesy of Linden Place/Artwork by Liesl Long Chaintreuil

5/5 Kentucky Derby Day Party

Why: Can’t make it to Churchill Downs this year? You can still get in on the Derby action because Linden Place Mansion is off to the races! Dig out your Derby hat and bring out the seersucker jackets as Linden Place brings the spirit of the Kentucky Derby to Bristol. Mint juleps, great food, a live streaming of the 144th annual Kentucky Derby, a silent auction and much more will provide party goers with a true Colt family fashion experience.
Where: Linden Place Mansion, 500 Hope St., Bristol.
More Info: Call 253-0390 or visit explorebristolri.com.

May
16
Wed
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
May 16 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

May
19
Sat
Chorus of Westerly’s Beethoven and Haydn Concert @ George Kent Performance Hall
May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Chorus of Westerly's Beethoven and Haydn Concert @ George Kent Performance Hall

The Chorus of Westerly and Festival Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Howell, present works by two of classical music’s most important composers – Beethoven and Haydn – this May in Kent Hall. The concert features Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and his powerful Coriolan Overture along with Haydn’s festive Te Deum number two in C Major.

Featured guest artists include:
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Sophie Michaux, mezzo soprano
Stefan Reed, tenor
Timothy Jones, bass

Performances are on Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at http://tickets.chorusofwesterly.org or by calling 401-596-8663. Student rates available.

A Fine Night for Singing @ West Warwick High School
May 19 @ 7:30 pm

The Chorus of Kent County, directed by Nicholas Laroche, present “A Fine Night for Singing” a salute to musical theatre. There will be a repeat performance on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. Doors will open thirty minutes prior to curtain. Adults tickets in advance cost $12 and $15 at the door and children under two cost $7. Call 862-3105 or go to www.chorusofkentcounty.com to purchase tickets.

A Night at the Opera @ Providence Biltmore
May 19 @ 7:30 pm
A Night at the Opera @ Providence Biltmore | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Join the Providence Singers for a glorious journey through the world of opera, done up in fine formal style as a gala concert to benefit choral education and performance. Giuseppe Verdi’s creations will be in attendance with contributions from Giacomo Puccini, Georges Bizet, Gaetano Donizetti and a number of their talented friends.

May
20
Sun
Chorus of Westerly’s Beethoven and Haydn Concert @ George Kent Performance Hall
May 20 @ 2:00 pm
Chorus of Westerly's Beethoven and Haydn Concert @ George Kent Performance Hall

The Chorus of Westerly and Festival Orchestra, conducted by Andrew Howell, present works by two of classical music’s most important composers – Beethoven and Haydn – this May in Kent Hall. The concert features Beethoven’s Mass in C Major and his powerful Coriolan Overture along with Haydn’s festive Te Deum Number two in C Major.

Featured guest artists include:
Sherezade Panthaki, soprano
Sophie Michaux, mezzo soprano
Stefan Reed, tenor
Timothy Jones, bass

Performances are on Saturday, May 19 at 6 p.m. and Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now at http://tickets.chorusofwesterly.org or by calling 401-596-8663. Student rates available.

Dance Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dance  Music Jam Sessions @ Goff Hall | Rehoboth | Massachusetts | United States

The dance music jam sessions continue in Rehoboth every Sunday night from 7-9 p.m. All are welcome!

Once a month throughout the year, the session is a Community Dance, at which we teach everything that needs teaching, depending on the experience of the dancers. The Community Dances go from 7 to 9 p.m. and are preceded by a potluck at 6 p.m.

All Jammers dances are held on Sunday nights from 7 to 9 with a potluck at 6 p.m.

For information or to check about cancellations, call Bob Elliott at 774-644-1369 or email him at bobolinkelliott@yahoo.com.

The Sunday Night Jammers are a group of (mostly) instrumental (mostly) musicians, who play (mostly) Celtic-inspired dance music. Our music is (mostly) for couple dances, such as waltzes, hambos, polkas, and schottisches.

Now, to clear up those “mostly”s:
1) Sometimes we sing…or at least some of us sing.
2) Some of us are very serious musicians, some are duffers, many are in between. We are VERY polite about each other’s errors.
3) We started with English, Scottish, Irish, Canadian, and New England dance music, but we have gotten more international as the months go by.
4) After Scandinavian and German couple dances, a few Israeli line dances appeared, followed by some Greek and Balkan dances with “interesting” time signatures.

In brief, all of us have learned a lot, and we welcome others to come play, teach, learn, and, in general, have fun!

May
21
Mon
Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education
May 21 all-day
Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education

Auditions for the Providence Singers will be held by appointment on May 21 and 22. Join the Singers for our forty-seventh season, led by Artistic Director Christine Noel. Our season includes two performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and other exciting events.

For more info: http://www.providencesingers.org/About06/Auditions.php.

To schedule, email: chorus@providencesingers.org and CC: mjdaly@providencesingers.org, or call 401-751-5700.

 

May
22
Tue
Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education
May 22 all-day
Auditions for the Providence Singers @ Carter Center for Music Education

Auditions for the Providence Singers will be held by appointment on May 21 and 22. Join the Singers for our forty-seventh season, led by Artistic Director Christine Noel. Our season includes two performances with the Rhode Island Philharmonic and other exciting events.

For more info: http://www.providencesingers.org/About06/Auditions.php.

To schedule, email: chorus@providencesingers.org and CC: mjdaly@providencesingers.org, or call 401-751-5700.

 

May
23
Wed
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee’s @ Nick-A-Nees
May 23 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Bluegrass Throedown at Nick-a-Nee's @ Nick-A-Nees | Providence | Rhode Island | United States

Bluegrass Throedown features a different local or touring bluegrass band every Wednesday night at Nick-a-Nee’s in Providence. There’s never a cover, but there’s always a good time.

bluegrassthroedown.com

Free

May
24
Thu
Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center
May 24 all-day
Warwick Symphony Orchestra Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit @ Pilgrim Senior Center | Warwick | Rhode Island | United States

2018 SPRING SERIES: Awakening the American Spirit
This May, the Warwick Symphony Orchestra- a regional touring orchestra, presents a two-concert Spring Series sponsored by Greenwood Credit Union with beloved works that seek to awaken the American spirit within us all.

The WSO will present selections from Oklahoma by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” by Copland, Essay for Orchestra by Del Borgo, Pavane from “Symphoniette No. 2” by Gould, Tribute to the Duke featuring music by Ellington, Washington Post March by Sousa, American Civil War Fantasy by Bilik and more.

TWO PERFORMANCES:
Thursday- May 24 at  7:30 p.m.

Pilgrim Senior Center- Pilgrim Parkway in Warwick

Sunday- May 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Goddard State Park Carousel- Ives Road in East Greenwich/Warwick

CONCERT ADMISSION
General Admission: $10 General Admission, Children twelve and under free. Tickets are available at-the-door or online; follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets from: https://www.wsori.org/buy-tickets

About the WSO:
Having provided a half-century of accessible public performances around the Ocean State, the 60-member volunteer ensemble known as the Warwick Symphony Orchestra brings classical and orchestral pops performances to communities across Rhode Island, who may not otherwise have easy access to quality live music events. Our expanding membership of amateur adults, high school and college students, retired professionals, music educators, and life-long learners are dedicated to the social, spiritual and cognitive benefits of presenting and attending live performances. Bringing high quality, affordable performances to diverse communities, the WSO ensures accessibility and appeal to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds.

Established in 1966 by George Low as a continuing education opportunity through the Warwick Public Schools, the WSO is now a non-profit regional orchestra with a diverse membership. Catherine Gagnon is the WSO’s fifth Music Director– an active music educator and performer herself. Under her guidance, the WSO presents eight concerts annually in varied communities across the state with music spanning genres from pops selections, music of theater and Broadway, popular works, and traditional orchestral repertoire. The WSO strives to balance concerts with works that are known and those that can help to develop our audience’s understanding of and appreciation for classical and contemporary music– all at affordable prices.