NEWPORT, R.I. – The Salve Regina University’s department of performing arts is presenting three spring music concerts this week.
General admission for all performances is $8, while students/senior citizens pay $5. Tickets are available at the door.
On Wednesday, May 2, the Newport County Orchestra will present its spring concert at
7:30 p.m. in the Casino Theatre. The program, directed by Vincent P. Mattera, will include the music of Mozart, Dvořák, Schubert and the Orchestra’s own Gael Berberick.
On Friday, May 4, the Newport Community Symphonic Band will present its spring concert at 8 p.m. in the Casino Theatre. The program, directed by Peter Davis, will include the compositions Festive Overture by Shostakovich, La Fiesta Mexicana by H. Owen Reed, Sleep by Eric Whitacre, The Chimes of Liberty by Edwin Franko Goldman, music from the Jurassic Park Soundtrack and Manteca by Dizzy Gillespie. Also performing will be the university’s flute and jazz ensembles.
On Sunday, May 6, the music department will present its spring choral concert at 3 p.m. in the Great Hall of Ochre Court.
The theme of the performance is “I Dream a World” and will feature selections from Mozart’s Requim and Brahms’ Neue Liebeslieder as well as music of Eric Whitacre, Gerald Finzi, André Thomas, Orlando di Lasso, Pablo Casals, Richard Rodgers, Freddie Mercury, John Lennon, and Paul McCartney. Performers include University Chorus, Madrigals Chorus, and the Men’s and Women’s a cappella ensembles. The program is directed by Donald St. Jean.