RIWE Concert 2012
Dr. Robert Franzblau
As part of Newport’s annual Winter Festival 2013, Seamen’s Church Institute will host a free community concert on Sunday evening, February 17, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Newport Marriott hotel, 25 America’s Cup Avenue. The Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Robert Franzblau, will present “Sacred & Profane” , a series of orchestral selections for symphonic band , in the hotel Atrium. Conductor Franzblau has chosen pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Carl Orff, and other composers for an evening of beautiful music.
The concert is free and open to the public, although donations to benefit the continued mission and work of Seamen’s Church Institute will be graciously accepted and appreciated at the door.
This is the 9th performance by the RIWE to benefit Seamen’s and the concert has been made possible through the generous sponsorship provided to Seamen’s by BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc. OceanPoint Financial Partners is the Mutual Holding Company of BankNewport, an FDIC-insured savings bank, founded in 1819, and currently holding $1.1 billion in assets; OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a full-service agency tracing its roots back to 1863, provides a broad range of property casualty insurance products. Both are headquartered in Middletown and are proud to serve the financial and insurance needs of customers from banking and insurance offices located throughout Rhode Island.
Seamen’s Church Institute also acknowledges, with appreciation, the generous support from the Newport Marriott Hotel to make their acoustically ideal venue in the Atrium available for this annual program. The RI State Council on the Arts (RISCA) provides partial support for the RI Wind Ensemble’s 2013 concert season.
Carol and Agustin Anievas
The 2nd “Rachmaninoff The Docks” concert by internationally known pianist Agustin Anievas has been scheduled for Sunday, March 17th, from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at the Chapel, St. George’s School on Purgatory Road in Middletown. This unique and amazing space provides a beautiful environment for selections by Rachmaninoff and other composers; Carol Anievas will accompany her husband on a second piano for part of the program.
This concert will require reservations at $35 per person, in advance or at the door. Tickets may be purchased at Seamen’s, 18 Market Square, Newport, or by calling 401-847-4260, or by email to SeamensNewport@gmail.com. Proceeds will be designated for the restoration and preservation of the historic Chapel of the Sea at Seamen’s Church Institute.