The WSO brings classical and orchestral pops performances to communities across Rhode Island. As a regional volunteer touring symphony, the WSO seeks to deliver high-quality live music and affordable performances to diverse communities. WSO ensures accessibility and appeals to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds through programming that seamlessly between classical and orchestral pops programs.
With our diverse membership ages 13-80+, WSO will present CLASSICAL AUTUMN, a two-concert series on:
Friday - November 19 @ 7:30pm
Scottish Rite Masonic Lodge - Auditorium: 2115 Board Street, Cranston, RI 02905
Sunday - November 21 @ 3:00pm
St. Bernard Church – 275 Tower Hill Road, North Kingstown, RI 02952
Tickets for WSO performances are always available at-the-door, but also can be purchased online at https://www.wsori.org/performances; Tickets are: $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors and Students with valid ID, free (but ticketed) for Children 12 and under.
Prelude and Fugue in d minor - Georg Frideric Handel/Kindler, arr.
Scene and Prayer (Regina Coeli) from "Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni/Edlund, arr.
Symphony No. 101 in D Major "The Clock" - Franz Joseph Haydn
Song Without Words - Gustav Holst/Phillippe, arr.
Toccata for Orchestra - Frank Erickson
This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities, and Arts Recovery Grant (RI CHARG) program. This program was made possible thanks to the National Endowment for the Arts via funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act.
WSO values our role in the fabric of the musical community of Rhode Island as a touring symphony. We seek to share our creative work with communities that may not otherwise have easy access to quality live music events and are enthusiastic about performing in both traditional and unconventional spaces. 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.
The WSO aims to provide an outlet for continued musical development for all our participants, serve as an artistic asset within our community, develop and diversify our audiences through a variety of programs and collaborative partnerships with both musical and non-musical organizations including charities, non-profits, and service agencies. Our membership believes that music brings people together, and a concert can be more than just a concert.
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