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American Rhapsody: A Gershwin Songbook

ARTISTIC ICONS SERIES
AMERICAN RHAPSODY:
THE GERSHWIN SONGBOOK

A unique concert produced by the Gershwin Family Foundation celebrates iconic American music by one of the most indelible composers of the 20th century! Part of FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The VETS.

Art in the Stars

ART IN THE STARS
FIRSTWORKS WINTER SHOWCASE & FUNDRAISER

Join us for an evening of cocktails, oysters, hors d’oeuvres, live music and entertainment to benefit FirstWorks Arts Learning educational programs for Rhode Island’s youth!

Reimagining Gershwin

REIMAGINING GERSHWIN:
RHAPSODY IN BLACK AND BLUE

FREE lunchtime talk for Curator’s Circle Members RSVP required
George Gershwin’s enduring influence on African-American music is explored by Wall Street Journal Jazz critic Larry Blumenfeld and polymath composer/producer/musician Melvin Gibbs in this FirstWorks Creative Conversation.
Saodat Ismailova

Qyrq Qyz Panel Talk

PANEL TALK: THE INSPIRATION OF TRADITION – CENTRAL ASIAN COOL

Welcome the Aga Khan Music Initiative artists of Qyrq Qyz/Forty Girls with a community dinner and panel exploring the expression of traditional storytelling and music through the representation of powerful female mythology in the Muslim world.
Man plays guitar atop a stage powered by a cyclist

PVDFest 2018 Home

PVDFEST 2018
Watch FirstWorks highlights

Live music, dance, food, and visual art installations transformed the city in a four-day, multi-arts take-over of public spaces, parks, and outdoor stages in the heart of Providence, Rhode Island that attracted over 100,000 participants. Check out FirstWorks highlights from the Creative Capital’s signature summer arts festival!
People dancing at a workshop

Pilobolus Community Workshop

COMMUNITY DANCE WORKSHOP WITH PILOBOLUS

Join FirstWorks and Pilobolus for this exciting creative movement program for teens and
adults (ages 14 – 100). Pilobolus dancers and teaching artists will lead participants in a movement class based on physical improvisation.

Pilobolus

PILOBOLUS
FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series

“Where acrobatics are liquified into poetry” -NY Times
Celebrate FirstWorks 15th season with a “mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers who leap, fly, intertwine and break all the rules.”

15th Anniversary Party

FIRSTWORKS 15TH ANNIVERSARY
Glitter & Glam Party

Ditch the long speeches and formal dinner for cocktails, music, entertainment and delicious hors d’oeuvres! We hope you will join us for a fun night of party + performance to celebrate fifteen years of FirstWorks.
Male dancer swathed in white tulle jumps in the air with arms and left leg raised high

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

FROM BACH TO BOWIE
Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Celebrate FirstWorks’ 15th season with a high-voltage evening featuring the runaway hit, Star Dust, a glorious dance set to the music of David Bowie performed by America’s first fully multicultural ballet company.

Black Violin

BLACK VIOLIN
Classical Boom Tour

Classical music and hip-hop collide!
The groundbreaking duo Black Violin blurs the lines between musical genres with their one-of-a-kind, family-friendly fusion of groove and strings.
Emily Dickinson - seated portrait

Some Favored Nook

SOME FAVORED NOOK
New England Premiere

A new chamber opera from Rhode Island composer Eric Nathan based on the incredible 24-year correspondence between poet Emily Dickinson and essayist, abolitionist, women’s rights advocate, and Colonel of the first black regiment in the Civil War, Thomas Wentworth Higginson.

Ajijaak on Turtle Island

HEATHER HENSON PRESENTS
Ajijaak on Turtle Island

“An immersive environmental spectacle for the whole family” (Broadway World)
from the daughter of puppet legend Jim Henson.