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Music on the Hill festival debuts Thursday with Mozart selection

Music on the Hill hosts its Annual Music Festival Series featuring prominent musicians who have come from or currently live in Rhode Island starting this Thursday.

This year’s music festival (June 13-21) is comprised of six concerts. The festival’s concert series reaches across the state from Providence to North Kingstown, with programs that explore sounds from Europe and America in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s and 2000s.

Music on the Hill will unveil some exciting pieces, present many familiar works by the most recognized composers and bring back its signature Culinary Concert on June 13 (first course: wine tasting with tantalizing appetizers, second course: music, third course: an assortment of desserts with coffee).

The final program on June 21 will offer the rare opportunity to hear world-renowned artist Joseph Kalichstein performing two piano concertos in one concert.

A unique feature of Music on the Hill is the fact that most of the artists are returning home to Rhode Island. The fact Rhode Island has valued and invested in arts education is evident at each and every Music on the Hill concert. Tickets are $20 at the door.

The concerts for 2013 are as follows:

Thursday, June 13, 7 p.m.

Mozart & More: A culinary concert to feed the senses, S. Rose and Clement Catholic Church, 111 Long Street, Warwick

Friday, June 14, 7 p.m.

Beethoven, Dvorak & Winnie the Pooh

SS. Rose and Clement Catholic Church, 111 Long Street, Warwick

Saturday, June 15, 7 p.m.

Good VibrationsSacred Exchange Fellowship Church, 75 Division Street, East Greenwich

Wednesday, June 19, 7 p.m. Voices & VirtuositySt. Bernard Catholic Church, 275 Tower Hill Road, North KingstownThursday, June 20, 7 p.m.

Moravian Moments St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church, 360 Cowesett Road, Warwick

Friday, June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Concerti with Joseph Kalichstein, Special Guest Pianist

Sapinsley Hall – Nazarian Center, Rhode Island College, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Providence


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