EAST PROVIDENCE – Pianist, composer and filmmaker Judith Lynn Stillman, who lives on the East Side of Providence and is the artist-in-residence and a professor of music at Rhode Island College, kicks off the third year of her musical multimedia series where she is joined by selected members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.
Called “Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra,” the extravaganza on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., at the RI Philharmonic’s Carter Center, 667 Waterman Ave., East Providence, will feature the works of Mozart.
“I am calling this unique show, ‘Mozart’s Magical Mystery Tour: Judith Lynn Stillman and Friends from the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra,’ and it will have accompanying visuals. The show includes chamber music from duo, to trio, to quartet – and the musicians will be heard on period as well as modern instruments,” Stillman said. “Timeless in his humanity, Mozart touches our souls. His music is perfect in proportion and consummate in range of expression, from exuberance to melancholy and back again.”
The members of the RI Philharmonic Orchestra who will be joining Stillman include the Orchestra’s concertmaster and violinist Charles Dimmick, principal violist Abigail Cross and cellist Steven Laven. Together they will present a closer look at the brilliance of Mozart and his music, in the context of his family, milieu and society, as he travels Europe in the 1760s. The pieces to be played are Mozart’s Sonata for Violin and Piano in B-Flat Major, Piano Trio in C Major and Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, K. 493
“We are always looking to connect with and build our audience by performing in diverse, unique and intimate settings, which is difficult to do with the full orchestra,” noted David Beauchesne, executive director, RI Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School. “We are thrilled to have Judith and principal players from the Orchestra create exciting musical programs that can be performed at Rhode Island College and the Carter Center and can travel anywhere. The results to date have been remarkable!”
Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for students 18 and under or with a college ID, $10 for RI Philharmonic Music School students and family members.
Tickets can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401-248-7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.). Day of concert tickets are available at the Carter Center starting at 1 p.m. (On Monday, Oct. 29, at 1 p.m., an abridged version will be performed at Sapinsley Hall, Rhode Island College.)
Submitted by the RI Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School