Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra to present concert at UMass Dartmouth on April 21
The College of Visual and Performing Arts at UMass Dartmouth is hosting a concert by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in the Campus Center's Main Auditorium. Parking is in lots 4 and 5
The performance, led by resident conductor Francisco Noya, will feature guest soloist Mark Kroll joining the orchestra for Harpsichord Concerto, by Seixas. The program also includes Sinfonia in B Flat, by Seixas; Passeios de estio `Summer Walks,’ by Coelho; and The Planets, by Holst.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students with/IDs and children under 12. They will be on sale at the University Box Office, 508-999-8598, or at the door.
Noya began his career in the United States when he moved from his native Venezuela in 1979. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in composition and conducting at Boston University and has appeared as guest conductor with orchestras in Brazil, Venezuela, Austria, the Czech Republic, Spain, and the United States, including the Brockton and Quincy Symphony Orchestras in Massachusetts. In addition to his position with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, he begins his ninth season as music director of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra in Boston and recently joined the conducting faculty at Boston’s Berklee College of Music.
Kroll is acclaimed as one of the world’s leading harpsichordists and fortepianists. During his three-decade career, he has performed throughout North and South America and Europe. Kroll has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Montreal Symphony, Belgrade Chamber Orchestra, I Solisti di Zagreb, and others. He has served as the Boston Symphony harpsichordist since 1979 and is a professor at Boston University, where he also directs the Early Music Series and serves as chairman of the Department of Historical Performance.
The Rhode Island Philharmonic is now in its 57th season.