The Warwick Symphony Orchestra, which starts its season on Thursday, has issued an invitation to new members interested in string, brass, woodwind or percussion. Amateur, student, and semi-professional musicians from all walks of life are encouraged to become involved in the WSO and can learn more at the WSO website at: www.WSORI.org.
Established in 1966 as the Warwick Civic Orchestra, this community ensemble of musicians, many of whom work in varied non-musical fields throughout the region, seeks to bring symphonic music to audiences that may not have the opportunity or means to attend other live musical events. More than 40 years of music-making later, the WSO currently performs statewide at schools, churches, senior centers, and public housing complexes. With performances in November, December, April, May, and June, the WSO is able to accept new members throughout the month of September and again in the month of January.
The WSO year begins Thursday and culminates in five winter performances in communities throughout Rhode Island. The Spring Season will introduce new programming with two collaborative concerts with the Fall River Symphony (MA), Ann Danis - Music Director and Audrey Kaiser, pianist and professor of music at the Community College of Rhode Island-Knight Campus (Warwick) in April and a series of five Orchestra-lite (a.k.a. POPS) concerts in late Spring.
One of few community orchestras remaining across the country, the WSO seeks to prepare programs to the highest level presenting a variety of musical styles to audiences of all ages.
Questions about the WSO, our upcoming concert programs, or becoming a member can be directed to Music Director, Catherine Gagnon at (401) 263-9003 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
The Warwick Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization comprised of more than 60 dedicated volunteer musicians who rehearse and perform as a result of their interest and love of music.