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Chick Corea: The Musician

FILM SCREENING
CHICK COREA: THE MUSICIAN

FirstWorks and Jamestown Arts Center invite you to view a portrait, in music and film, of a jazz freedom-fighter: his life, his art, his genius musical partners.
Chick Corea live

Chick Corea / Steve Gadd Band

SEASON KICK-OFF!
THE CHICK COREA /
STEVE GADD BAND

Artistic icon Chick Corea has 22 Grammy wins—the most of any jazz artist, ever! He is both one of the most influential jazz artists of his generation and one of the greatest living jazz pianists. Chick and drummer Steve Gadd’s musical partnership is the stuff of legend—but the music is always new. It’s a coup to bring these venerated maestros to Rhode Island—catch them live on the brink of their new album release this fall!

BUILDING TRUST THROUGH PROCESS

BUILDING TRUST THROUGH PROCESS

A workshop on falling, rolling, stillness, connecting through focus, counterbalance, lifting using minimal effort, centering and integration of breath, and being attentive to our partner(s) and surroundings, with Urban Bush Women’s Founder, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and dancers from the company. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

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.
Bill T. Jones

BILL T. JONES/ ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY – STORY/TIME

BILL T. JONES/ ARNIE ZANE DANCE COMPANY – STORY/TIME

FirstWorks presents Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones, who commands center stage for an exhilarating full company performance of 70 stories in 70 minutes.

Bike to Beer

BIKE TO BEER WITH CHRIS LASHUA OF CIRQUE MECHANICS

Grab a beer and a delicious homemade pretzel while chatting with Chris Lashua, Artistic Director of Cirque Mechanics. Find out about his biking background, which led to a stint with Cirque du Soleil. Hear about his troupe Cirque Mechanics, who will be kicking off our FirstWorks Artistic Icons Series at The Vets on October 29 with their performance Pedal Punk.

Big Band Holidays

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER ORCHESTRA WITH WYNTON MARSALIS

Ring in the season with a night of swinging holiday favorites, New Orleans inflections and jazzy good cheer featuring the vocal stylings of special guests Denzal Sinclaire and Audrey Shakir.

Aurea Crossings

AUREA ENSEMBLE
World Premiere! Crossings

Featuring pipa player Yang Wei of Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble. Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart.

Aurea Ciurlionis

AUREA ENSEMBLE

Chromatic Fantasy: The World of Ciurlionis. Rhode Island’s own performance ensemble with a superb string quartet at its heart explores the intense cross-pollination of art, poetry and music at the turn of the 20th century.

ASAP Symposium 2016

ASAP 2016 SYMPOSIUM: DESIGNING THE NEXT STEPS

A day of workshops, community classes, discussion, design, lecture/demonstration, and art installations. In its fourth year, the ASaP Symposium explores holistic, artistic interventions for diverse populations. This year’s focus is on the power of design and the implementation of arts programming in the medical field. FREE REGISTRATION
Headshot of Heather Henson

Artist Up-Close Conversation Heather Henson

ARTIST UP-CLOSE CONVERSATION
with Heather Henson

Join FirstWorks for an Artist-Up Close conversation with Heather Henson, innovating contemporary puppeteer and daughter of puppet legend, Jim Henson.

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!
Cranston Street Armory silkscreen by Walker Mettling

Armory Animated by Art

ARMORY ANIMATED BY ART

Cranston St. Armory: Animated by Art uses the arts as a focal point to engage community stakeholders around envisioning a bright future and multiple creative uses for this historic site, built in 1907 in the heart of Providence’s West End neighborhood.

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.