Philharmonic presents Rachmaninoff's 'Firebird'

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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes guest conductor Michael Christieto to the podium for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.2, Stravinsky’s The Firebird: Suite, and Schreker’s Intermezzo. "Michael Christie….is an exciting conductor who has led orchestras in Europe, Australia and the United States, and has been credited with championing commissions by leading and emerging composers,” said David Beauchesne, Executive Director of Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School. “It promises to be a remarkable night.”

WHERE: The Vets, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence
WHEN: Friday, Feb.16 at 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m.
COST: $15-$150
MORE INFO: 401/248-7000; riphil.org

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