Educate, Entertain, and Inspire.
Cellist Otto Guzman
Bassist Joseph Bentley
Horns John Lilley and Susan Winterbottom-Shaday
The Ocean State Holiday Pops Orchestra
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Stephen Toro - Music Director & Conductor
Peter T. Doiron - Executive Director
OUR SEASON AND REPERTOIRE

The Orchestra’s summer concert season begins in July and ends at Labor Day, and our repertoire includes a broad variety of light classical pieces, as well as movie and show music, big band, marches, and other pops-style selections.

Performance locations are varied, and have included city, town, and corporate-sponsored events, fireworks displays, private concerts, regional and national conventions, fundraising events, and other venues.

Smaller instrumental ensembles are also available for special events.

The orchestra is proud to include among its ranks members of the Rhode Island Philharmonic, the American Band, the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, as well as the Brown University, RIC, URI, Fall River, New Bedford, Narragansett Bay, and Warwick Symphony Orchestras.
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The Orchestra is proud of our Student Musician Program. Each year, a select number of high school seniors are given the opportunity to perform with the orchestra for the entire season in order to enhance their performing skills, and foster their musical growth. Student musicians are mentored by adults, and are expected to attend all rehearsals and performances throughout the season. Most of our student musicians intend to pursue music performance or music education as a major in college.

The selections below represent the range of musical styles that the orchestra regularly performs.

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INTERESTED IN HAVING THE ORCHESTRA PERFORM AT YOUR EVENT?

Fundraising, political, or church event? Fireworks display? Collaboration with another arts organization? Something else? We have the flexibility and versatility to work with you on your unique event.

Please contact Executive Director Peter T. Doiron at (401) 578-3978 or [email protected] to discuss your event.


ARE YOU INTERESTED IN AUDITIONING FOR THE ORCHESTRA?

The Orchestra is looking for talented adult musicians for the 2017 summer and holiday seasons.

Please contact Music Director Stephen Toro at (508) 254-6330 or [email protected] for details.
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Stephen Toro
Music Director
Peter T. Doiron
Exec. Director