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Music on the Hill's 2021 festival continues with four concerts ahead of Labor Day

Posted 8/26/21

Music on the Hill invites audiences to share chamber music, presenting four indoor concerts just before Labor Day. Programs feature portions of 2020's postponed festival, in shorter concerts without intermissions. The one-hour concerts are presented

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Music on the Hill's 2021 festival continues with four concerts ahead of Labor Day

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Music on the Hill invites audiences to share chamber music, presenting four indoor concerts just before Labor Day.

Programs feature portions of 2020’s postponed festival, in shorter concerts without intermissions. The one-hour concerts are presented without intermission, in East Greenwich, Cranston and Westerly.

The schedule is as follows:

GLAD TO BE BACH, Sunday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce St., East Greenwich: music of Bach for soprano, oboe, strings, and organ

IN MOZART’S FOOTSTEPS, Monday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston: violin concerti by Mozart and Evan Price

BEETHOVEN AND BRAHMS, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Dunn’s Corners Community Church, 221 Post Road, Westerly: Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and Brahms’ Two Songs for Contralto with Cello Obligato

BAROQUE AND BEYOND, Friday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce St., East Greenwich: Evan Price’s innovative arrangements of Bach’s Partita No. 2 for Violin and Debussy’s Claire de Lune, and music of Ravel and Dave Anderson

Tickets cost just $20, and admission if free for students with ID.

For tickets and more information, visit musiconthehillri.org.

Masks are required for all attendees at the Aug. 29 and Sept. 3 performances at St. Luke’s.

For the Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 shows, masks are required for unvaccinated people and strongly encouraged for vaccinated people. Music on the Hill will update this safety advisory as necessary, in compliance with state guidelines and those of the host churches.

Since 2008, Music on the Hill has welcomed thousands of chamber music lovers 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 native to Rhode Island with international careers, as well as their friends and colleagues who have come to see Rhode Island as their home away from home, with many returning to the Ocean State each summer.

Music on the Hill’s adventurous programs combine highlights of chamber music repertoire with less familiar gems. Concerts are offered in intimate venues where the audience sits up close to the action. Musicians play in a variety of ensembles in multiple concerts through the festival.

Music on the Hill’s festival is made possible by support from The Carter Family Charitable Trust, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and The Aaron Roitman Fund for Chamber Music.

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