Artistic integrity is off the charts!”

– National Endowment for the Arts

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Virtual Summer Camps

VIRTUAL SUMMER CAMPS
Free for Rhode Island public school students

FirstWorks is excited to partner with the Rhode Island Department of Education to bring virtual summer camps to Rhode Island public school students during Summer 2020! Browse our offerings for Grades 3-8 and pre-register now to secure your child’s spot.
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BOX OFFICE: Machine Dazzle Mask Making Workshop

COVER YOUR FACE IN STYLE
with Celebrity Costume Designer Machine Dazzle

Create your very own over-the-top face mask in this hands-on Zoom workshop for all ages. No experience or shopping required! The theme of the event is MUSIC. Participants will be guided to create a piece inspired by a favorite song, lyric or genre using RECYCLED materials FOUND around the house, in the garden or on a walk in a park. Just bring your creativity!
FREE – Registration Required
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BOX OFFICE: Becky Bass PD

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Online Workshop with Becky Bass

How to Make “Your Frame” a Place for Learning: Tips for Teaching Music Using Virtual Learning Platforms. Conducted on Zoom, this workshop will help teachers explore strategies for teaching in a virtual classroom setting. Though music educator Becky Bass will teach using the steel pan, a musical instrument from her native island of St. Croix, teachers of all academic subjects will benefit from this workshop experience.
FREE TO EDUCATORS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED
401 Gives

401 Gives

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN RHODE ISLAND
401Gives is Today!

Join us in our efforts to make this the greatest day of giving Rhode Island community has ever seen! Be a part of Rhode Island community’s day of giving by joining our FirstWorks campaign on 401Gives. FirstWorks will use all monies raised from 401Gives to fund our new Virtual Learning Series, helping teachers, students and parents with online educational programming in this time of crisis.
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BOX OFFICE: Daniel Bernard Roumain PD

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Online Workshop with Daniel Bernard Roumain

April 6, 4-6 PM. Under the guidance of composer/violinist/educator/activist Dr. Daniel Bernard Roumain, participants in this online workshop will engage in personal reflection and the use of sound to elicit productive conversations about obvious and implied cultural and racial biases, and other critical subjects affecting their students.
FREE TO EDUCATORS – REGISTRATION REQUIRED

BOX OFFICE: Aurea Ensemble

AUREA ENSEMBLE
Of Nature Composed

This superb string quartet and performance ensemble explores the intersection of nature, science, the arts and humanities through America’s most eloquent voices on our natural world.
TICKETS: $30 advance / $35 at door
Educator and student discounts available

BOX OFFICE: Angélique Kidjo Remain in Light

ANGÉLIQUE KIDJO
Remain in Light
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Global pop superstar Angélique Kidjo brings her brilliant reimagining of the Talking Heads’ great opus, Remain In Light to the FirstWorks stage!
Tickets: $39-69 (incl. $4 restoration fee)

BOX OFFICE: Dialogue Dinner

DIALOGUE DINNER
with Daniel Bernard Roumain & Matthew Shenoda

A community dinner and conversation with renowned violinist/composer Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) and Matthew Shenoda, Associate Provost for Social Equity and Inclusion at RISD, in dialogue on the role of the artist as social activist.
FREE – RESERVATION REQUIRED
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BOX OFFICE: Daniel Bernard Roumain Redemption Songs and Sonatas

DANIEL BERNARD ROUMAIN
Redemption Songs & Sonatas
with The Humanist Septet

The renowned violinist/composer collaborates with local music makers in a concert infused with electronic, urban, and classical sounds, celebrating a worldview of civil rights for all.
TICKETS: $30 advance / $35 at door
Educator and student discounts available