September 11, 2016  |  2 pm

Beethoven,
Dvorak, &
More!

Weaver Library
East Providence, RI

Free of charge!  

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2015-16 Concert Season 

This season we will perform works including the Gershwin Concerto in F for piano with Eric Mazonson; the monumental Brahms Symphony No. 4; and the Beethoven Triple Concerto featuring three local outstanding soloists — Judith Lynn Stillman, Charles Dimmick, and Aristides Rivas. For our final concert of the season, we present Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 4, with our own Ilana Goldstein as soprano soloist.

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About our music director

Benjamin Vickers, an exciting and innovative leader

A versatile and dynamic musician, conductor Benjamin Vickers engages audiences, musicians, and communities. He was appointed music director of the Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra in June 2014 after a year-long search.

Mr. Vickers served as the Zander Conducting Fellow at the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra; associate conductor at the Portsmouth Symphony Orchestra in New Hampshire, whose 2012 Carnegie Hall debut he conducted; and assistant conductor of the Boston Landmarks Orchestra.

Benjamin Vickers was born and grew up in New Mexico. He attended the University of New Mexico and Arizona State University, earning degrees in cello performance. He studied conducting at the University of Michigan. Vickers was a cellist in the El Paso Symphony Orchestra as well as Staff Conductor for the El Paso Symphony Youth Orchestras.

He has been a participant in conducting masterclasses taught by eminent conductors including Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Gustav Meier, Jorge Mester, Larry Rachleff, and Benjamin Zander. 

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Testimonials

What our audience and members have
to say about us

"Finding a chance to hear high quality music is wonderful. I live on Aquidneck Island and there isn't much chamber music except for the summer. I also like that you alternate symphony and chamber programs. Both the Carter Center venue and PC are excellent. I do like that the program is posted on Facebook well in advance so one can listen to the pieces beforehand."

Repeat concertgoer from 2015 series

Narragansett, RI

"Finding a chance to hear high quality music is wonderful. I live on Aquidneck Island and there isn't much chamber music except for the summer. I also like that you alternate symphony and chamber programs. Both the Carter Center venue and PC are excellent. I do like that the program is posted on Facebook well in advance so one can listen to the pieces beforehand."

Repeat concertgoer from 2015 series

Narragansett, RI

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2005

Year founded

52

Concerts performed

56

Soloists featured

76

Current musicians

growth and a new name

Our orchestra was founded in 2005 as the rhode island philharmonic community orchestra under the auspices of the Rhode Island Philharmonic & Music School. In 2012, we established ourselves as an independent 501c(3) group with a new name, Narragansett Bay Symphony Community Orchestra.