Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra - Summer Pops Series

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra announces four Summer Pops concerts in various locations throughout Rhode Island. Resident Conductor Francisco Noya conducts the concerts, which are FREE and open to the public.


Friday, July 13, 2018 • 8pm
North Beach Clubhouse, Narragansett Town Beach
Sponsored by Citizens Bank
Friday, August 10, 2018 • 7pm • RWP Pops
Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park
Sponsored by The Rhode Island Foundation
Sunday, September 2, 2018 • 6pm
Independence Park, Bristol
Sponsored by TACO/The White Family Foundation
Saturday, September 8, 2018 • 5:30pm • Pops in the Park
Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket
Sponsored by the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance, Bristol County Savings Bank and the City of Pawtucket

All Concerts are FREE and open to the public.
Rain dates are the following evening at the same time, except Sunday, September 9, will be at 3pm.


Please note that the program is subject to change and substitution:>

  • SMITH: National Anthem
  • BERLIOZ: Hungarian March
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Eugene Onegin Polonaise
  • ELGAR: Salut d'amour
  • BRAHMS: Hungarian Dance No.6
  • BERNSTEIN: Selections from West Side Story
  • HOIBY: I Have a Dream (featuring Philip Lima, baritone)
  • COATES: Knightsbridge March
  • MÁRQUEZ: Danzón No.2
  • MORRICONE: Gabriel's Oboe
  • JOHN WILLIAMS: Harry's Wondrous World
  • SOUSA: Hands Across the Sea
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
  • SOUSA: Stars and Stripes Forever
About Francisco

Francisco Noya has served as Resident Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 seasons. As Resident Conductor, Francisco conducts the Philharmonic’s annual Link Up! Education Concerts, Pops concerts and Summer Pops concerts. Throughout the season, he serves as “cover” conductor and presents pre-concert talks for all Classical Series concerts. Mr. Noya represents the Philharmonic artistically and educationally throughout the Rhode Island community.