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Series of Music and Dance Productions to Draw the Curtain on Celebratory Performing Arts Season at RWU

Student performance series highlights 25th anniversary celebration of Roger Williams University’s The Barn Performing Arts Center

Closing the curtain on a celebratory season highlighting the 25th anniversary of Roger Williams University’s Performing Arts Center, the University will host a weeklong series of performances May 3 to 10. The music and dance productions will showcase the artistic talents of the RWU community.

The Dance Theatre in Concert will kick-off the performance series with a succession of shows featuring new works by students, faculty and guest artists.

Next, community members can take-in a performance by the Instrumental Ensemble, an all-campus concert band comprised of faculty, staff, alumni and undergraduates from the Music Department, as well as student musicians from across the campus community. In addition to an eclectic program of Brazilian Samba and American Jazz, this free performance will feature numbers by Leonard Bernstein and Ralph Vaughn-Williams.

Later in the week the Chorus Concert – an ensemble of 30 singers led by Chorus Director Jonathan Richter – will focus on the theme of love songs. With amorous melodies from the Renaissance to present-day, this free event will include a special performance of “Neue Leibeslieder” by German composer Johannes Brahms.

Dance Theatre in Concert:
May 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m.; May 5 and 6 at 2:00 p.m.
General admission $10; Students and seniors $5

RWU Instrumental Ensemble Performance:
May 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Free event

RWU Chorus Concert:                                                    
May 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Free event

All performances are open to the public and will take place at The Roger Williams University Performing Arts Center located on the Bristol campus at One Old Ferry Road. For more information, call the Performing Arts Center at (401) 254-3626.