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C—Spotlight—Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Philharmonic

Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto at Philharmonic

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 70th anniversary season, with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto by violinist Augustin Hadelich. WHERE: The Vets, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. COST: $15 and up MORE INFO: tickets.riphil.org; 401/248-7000

C—Spotlight—Gamm

Grounded at the Gamm

The personal and the political are indistinguishable in American playwright George Brant’s gripping one-woman play about a hot-rod fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy ends her career in the sky. Brant’s multi-award-winning new play explodes our assumptions about modern warfare and unapologetically tells a story of our times. WHERE: The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre, 172 Exchange St., Pawtucket WHEN: Through September

C—Spotlight—McQuaid

Sarah McQuaid performing in Tiverton

A captivating performer, rising star Sarah McQuaid seduces her audience with cheeky banter and stories from the road, as well as with stunning musicianship; she spans the genres with both her beautifully crafted originals and her interpretations of material from around the globe and down the centuries. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: Sunday, Sept.

C—Spotlight—Jitterbugs

Karen K and the Jitterbugs at the Lippitt House

This “kindie” band has built a steady following up and down the eastern seaboard with their high-energy shows that feature Karen K and her clever, genre-swirling, danceable, and totally catchy tunes. Arrive early, bring a blanket and have a picnic. WHERE: The Governor Henry Lippitt House Museum, 199 Hope St., Providence WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 14; 3

C—Spotlight—Tsukamoto

Hiroya Tsukamoto at Sandywoods

Hiroya Tsukamoto is a composer, guitarist and singer from Kyoto, Japan. His music combines American folk music with Japanese melodic elements. He has released four albums and played such venues as the Blue Note in New York, Lowell Folk Festival, and the New Bedford Folk Festival. WHERE: Sandywoods, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 13;

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