Philharmonic Music School's Youth Orchestra performs side-by-side with RI Philharmonic Orchestra


The RI Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra (RIPYO) will perform its annual Side-by-Side concert with the RI Philharmonic Orchestra on Friday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. at The VETS as part of the evening’s Amica Rush Hour program.

The Youth Orchestra will perform the Overture to Glinka’s opera Ruslan and Lyudmila and will be conducted by guest conductor Ken-David Masur. The evening’s program also will include Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony and Brahms’ Tragic Overture performed by the RI Philharmonic Orchestra.

Tickets are $15-$62 (including all fees) and can be purchased online at or from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence; by phone 401.248.7000 (M-F 9 am-4:30 pm, closed Martin Luther King Day). On day of concerts, tickets are available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30pm–showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. 

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras, for nearly 60 years, has provided quality orchestral rehearsal and performance experiences for talented young musicians from Rhode Island, nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut. RI Philharmonic Orchestra violinist Alexey Shabalin serves as Music Director and conducts the top-level Youth Symphony Orchestra. For more information, visit or contact Chelsea Anderson at 248-7038 or

The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School encourages lifelong engagement with music through comprehensive music education and community partnership programs taught by Orchestra members and outstanding faculty. Quality, access, diversity and collaboration are the Music School’s core values. If you have any questions, call 248-7001 or email


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