WSO Spring Series: Awakening the American Spirit #1

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2018 SPRING SERIES- Awakening the American Spirit

This May, the WSO- a regional touring orchestra, presents a two-concert Spring Series sponsored by Greenwood Credit Union with beloved works that seek to awaken the American spirit within us all.

The WSO will present selections from Oklahoma by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Hoe-Down from “Rodeo” by Copland, Essay for Orchestra by Del Borgo, Pavane from “Symphoniette No. 2” by Gould, Tribute to the Duke featuring music by Ellington, Washington Post March by Sousa, American Civil War Fantasy by Bilik and more.


Thursday- May 24 @ 7:30pm

Pilgrim Senior Center- Pilgrim Parkway in Warwick

Sunday- May 27 @ 2:00pm

Goddard State Park Carousel- Ives Road in East Greenwich/Warwick


General Admission: $10 General Admission, Children 12 and under FREE. Tickets are available at-the-door or online; follow the link to Brown Paper Tickets from:

About the WSO:

Having provided a half-century of accessible public performances around the Ocean State, the 60-member volunteer ensemble known as the Warwick Symphony Orchestra brings classical and orchestral pops performances to communities across Rhode Island, who may not otherwise have easy access to quality live music events. Our expanding membership of amateur adults, high school and college students, retired professionals, music educators, and life-long learners are dedicated to the social, spiritual, and cognitive benefits of presenting and attending live performances. Bringing high quality, affordable performances to diverse communities, the WSO ensures accessibility and appeal to a wide-ranging audience of varied backgrounds.

Established in 1966 by George Low as a continuing education opportunity through the Warwick Public Schools, the WSO is now a non-profit regional orchestra with a diverse membership. Catherine Gagnon is the WSO’s fifth Music Director-- an active music educator and performer herself. Under her guidance, the WSO presents eight concerts annually in varied communities across the state with music spanning genres from pops selections, music of theater and Broadway, popular works, and traditional orchestral repertoire. The WSO strives to balance concerts with works that are known and those that can help to develop our audience’s understanding of and appreciation for classical and contemporary music-- all at affordable prices.

Event Date
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Event Location
Pilgrim Senior Center
27 Pilgrim Parkway
Warwick, RI
Catherine Gagnon-
Music Director,


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