The annual concert began in 2016 and has since become a signature Providence event, evolving and expanding its reach with each passing year. Pops in the Park is a free event for all ages to enjoy.
Presented by Rhode Island Foundation, TACO/The White Family Foundation, Papitto Opportunity Connection, the City of Providence, the Roger Williams Park Conservancy and PVD Fest in the Parks. Rain Date: Thursday, August 5, 7pm
Please note that the program and program order is subject to change and substitution:
Members of the RI Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensembles
David Neves, conductor SMITH (arr. Stamp): The Star-Spangled Banner: A Love Song to Our Country SOUSA: The Gallant Seventh NISHIMURA: Winter Milky Way WILLIAMS (arr. Murtha): The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme) HIMMELMANN: The Ballad of Bridget Bishop (world premiere) GALANTE: Redemption SOUSA: Flags of Freedom
The RI Philharmonic Orchestra
Troy Quinn, conductor WILLIAMS: Liberty Fanfare SHOSTAKOVICH: Festive Overture Arr. SLATKIN: Fisher's Hornpipe WALKER: Lyric for Strings COPLAND: Rodeo: Hoe-Down BIZET: L'Arlésienne: Suite No.2: Farandole Arr. WILLIAMS: Tribute to the Film Composer BERNSTEIN: West Side Story: Overture WILLIAMS: Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark: Raiders March STEPHENSON: Fanfare for Democracy WARD (arr. DRAGON): America the Beautiful TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture SOUSA: The Stars and Stripes Forever