A deconstructed parade in the shadow of a Providence icon

June 4, 2017
Cranston Street Armory Parade Grounds*

“About as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets”
–New York Times

After a show-stopping collaboration with local student musicians at last year’s PVDFest, the Haitian born, Harlem-based composer/violinist Daniel Bernard Roumain (aka DBR) returns for a massive musical spectacle in the shadow of the West Side’s iconic Cranston Street Armory. DBR is a musically omnivorous, genre-bending modern composer who has worked with artists ranging from Philip Glass to Savion Glover to Lady Gaga. En Masse is a large-scale composition created for up to 500 musicians that is entirely new every time it is performed. This collective musical celebration – a cross between a flash mob and a processional – will feature marching bands, street musicians, and music students from across Rhode Island. FirstWorks and DBR have a decade of history together and the composer has previously collaborated with local groups like Community MusicWorks and the Trinity Academy for the Performing Arts.

Produced by the City of Providence
Founding Partner: FirstWorks
*Schedule and stages TBA.


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