july, 2024

tue16jul11:00 amNewport Classical Music Festival presents Classical Movie Music11:00 am Blithewold Mansion, 101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114) Bristol, Rhode Island / (401) 253-2707Event Type :Community,Entertainment,Events,Fairs and Festivals,Family Friendly,Live Music


Event Details

Newport Classical’s Festival Artists bring together the magic of film with the beauty of chamber music. Experience John Williams’ haunting Schindler’s List and the nostalgic charm of E.T. alongside the adventurous spirit of Indiana Jones and the fantasy of Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lion King, Lord of the Rings, and more. Relive the magic of blockbuster classics performed by our resident Festival Artists at the beloved Blithewold Mansion―the perfect summer outing for classical music lovers and film buffs alike.

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the City-by-the-Sea, the Newport Classical Music Festival presents 27 concerts held in 11 historic venues over 18 days from July 4-21, featuring a total of 120 musicians from around the world. Patrons can easily craft a Festival itinerary tailored to their preferences – be it the discovery of a new composer, the rhythm of percussion, or revisiting a beloved work with a fresh perspective. The Festival celebrates its 55th anniversary this year. For 55 years, Newport Classical has been a beacon for artistry, drawing in countless concertgoers to revel in exceptional performances within unique and intimate settings.

Highlights include Opening Night with the Sphinx Virtuosi and cello soloist Thomas Mesa; a sensational recital by acclaimed violinist Anne Akiko Meyers; the return to Newport of Chanticleer and Canadian Brass with special guests Kinan Azmeh and Dinuk Wijeratne; the Music Festival debut of the storied Handel and Haydn Society; two enchanting evenings with Tony Award-winning Broadway star Laura Benanti; plus performances by star pianists Lara Downes, Joyce Yang, Llewellyn Sánchez-Werner, Drew Petersen, and Daniel del Pino; and appearances by numerous celebrated chamber ensembles including the Isidore String Quartet; PUBLIQuartet; Duo Kayo; Lincoln Trio; Fenway Quintet; Poulenc Trio with accordionist Hanzhi Wang; and Sō Percussion with vocalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw.

Admission: $48-58


(Tuesday) 11:00 am


Blithewold Mansion

101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114) Bristol, Rhode Island / (401) 253-2707

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