Music on the Hill hosts 2021 Festival

Music on the Hill hosts 2021 Festival

WARWICK – Music on the Hill invites audiences to share chamber music in 2021: an outdoor concert Sunday, May 30, a live online film/concert June 2, and indoor concerts August 29 through Sept. 3, conditions permitting. Programs feature portions of 2020’s postponed festival, in shorter concerts without intermissions.

The festival begins with an outdoor concert on Sunday, May 30, at 3 p.m. Narragansett Brass Quintet will perform on the lawn at Clouds Hill Victorian House Museum, 4157 Post Road. Rain date is Monday, May 31.

The one-hour program blends classical and pops, from Gabrieli to “West Side Story,” featuring Joseph Foley and Richard Kelley, trumpet; Kevin Owen, horn; Alexei Doohovskoy, trombone; and Tom Gregory, tuba.

Safety guidelines include distanced seating on the lawn, limited attendance, masks required, no intermission and no restroom facilities.

Movie Night, the Miller-Porfiris Duo’s celebration of the silent screen, will take place live on Zoom on Wednesday, June 2, at 7:30 p.m. Anton Miller, violin, and Rita Porfiris, viola, will perform music by Copland, Chopin, Irving Berlin and others, with an hour of silent shorts such as “The Great Train Robbery” and “Tango Tangles.”

Indoor concerts at summer’s end will take place in East Greenwich, Cranston and Westerly:

• Sunday, Aug. 29, 3 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce St., East Greenwich: music of Bach for harp, cello, bass

• Monday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Immaculate Conception Church, 237 Garden Hills Drive, Cranston: violin concerti by Mozart and Evan Price

• Wednesday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Dunn’s Corners Community Church, 221 Post Road, Westerly: Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and Brahms’ Two Songs for Contralto with Cello Obligato

• Friday, Sept. 3, 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 99 Peirce St., East Greenwich: Evan Price’s innovative arrangements of Bach’s Partita No. 2 for Violin and Debussy’s Claire de Lune, and music of Ravel and Dave Anderson

Tickets are $20, and free for students with identification.

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