Chris Botti performs with Philharmonic Pops at PPAC


Celebrated and best-selling jazz musician Chris Botti performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic POPS Orchestra, conducted by Francisco Noya on Saturday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. at the Providence Performing Arts Center. Chris Botti with the Rhode Island Philharmonic POPS is a concert of the POPS-PHIL-PPAC Series, a partnership between the Rhode Island Philharmonic and PPAC, and is sponsored by TACO/The White Family Foundation. WPRO-AM is the media sponsor.

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD “When I Fall in Love,” Chris Botti (pronounced boat-tee) has become the largest selling American jazz instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 Jazz Albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum & Grammy Awards.

Over the past three decades, he has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Frank Sinatra, Sting, Josh Groban, Michael Buble, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell and Aerosmith's own Steven Tyler.

Hitting the road for 250-plus days per year, Chris and his incredible band have performed with many of the finest symphonies, at some of the world's most prestigious venues, including the World Series and the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony.

Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence; online at and by phone at 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $75 to $35; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Regular Box Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and through curtain time on performance days. Discounted admission is available for groups of 20 or more; for more information and to order, contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt at or 574-3162.


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