NEWPORT, R.I. – The Newport County Orchestra, directed by Salve Regina University adjunct faculty member Dr. Joseph Ceo, will be presenting two productions during the fall semester that are open to the public.
The first project is Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” which will be a combined production with the theatre, art and music departments at Salve Regina. The program will also include “The Toy Symphony” by Leopold Mozart and “The March of the Little Lead Soldiers” by Gabriel Pierne.
Performances for the general public will be given on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. at the Stanford White Casino Theatre, managed by Salve Regina on the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, 9 Freebody St. Admission for these Saturday performances is $8 for adults, and $5 for students and seniors.
In addition to these public performances, the show will be presented to local elementary students on Friday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. and noon.
The Newport County Orchestra will also present its winter concert on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 p.m. at the Stanford White Casino Theatre. General admission is $5.
The program will include Concerto for 4 Strings and Continuo by Antonio Vivaldi, Symphony #7 in B flat by William Boyce, “Meditation from Thais” by Jules Massenet, featuring Meghan O’Connor on violin, Symphony #10 by Mozart, and seasonal music.
Now in its 16th season, the Newport County Orchestra provides performance opportunities for skilled musicians to play in a community based orchestra and provides the community with classical orchestral music.
This orchestra serves three segments of the population: the Salve Regina University community, skilled student musicians at the middle and high school levels who attend East Bay Schools, and skilled adult musicians in the community at large.
For more information, or those interested in playing in the orchestra, contact Joseph Ceo at 401-364-6792 or Peter Davis at 401-341-2945.