Last semester, Rhode Island College’s Performing Arts Series presented breathtaking performances in front of sold out auditoriums. In the spring, the well-received series continues with the entertainment kicking off on Monday, Feb. 6th in Sapinsley Hall with the second performance of the Muir String Quartet. This talented foursome of strings played a tremendous show in front of a packed house last semester and this performance promises to be equally exciting. One month later, pianist Frederick Chiu will take the Sapinsley stage, playing a unique style blending American, European and Asian techniques. Chiu comes to RIC on Sunday, Mar. 4th.
On Tuesday, Mar. 22, the Roberts Hall Auditorium welcomes a festive fusion of Russian and East European music and dance with the “Barynya, Russian Dance and Music Ensemble.” Featuring the stringed instrument known as the balalaika and the accordion-like garmoshka, “Barynya” should prove to be as exciting as it is eccentric. On Mon., Apr. 2, The Muir String Quartet will return to Sapinsley for its final show of the year and present the timeless music of Beethoven.
With spring in full swing, pianist Simone Dinnerstein will entertain Sapinsley Hall on Sunday, Apr. 22. Three days later on Wednesday, Apr. 25, the Performing Arts Series plans on closing out in a big way, with the performance of “Vox Lumiere: Metropolis.” A rousing story of a future imagined almost a century ago, this timeless classic fuses the contemporary with the antique in a show that promises to be exhilarating.
From music, dancing, theater and more, the Performing Arts Series will provide performing arts aficionados with the entertainment they so desperately need. For more information check out the RIC Performing Arts page on the school website, and tickets are on sale at the Nazarian Center box office. Furthermore, The Anchor will be the campus home for all things Nazarian this semester, with previews and reviews as the spring continues.