Audition slots are limited and will be handled on a 1st-come basis. The RIPO is a per-service orchestra. Qualified musicians may be placed on the substitute/extra list.


Contact Details

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  City Barrington, RI
  Zip Code 02806
  Address 191 County Road
  Phone Number (401) 245-7901

From Our Website

Our 75th season of bringing incredible music to Southern New England provides tremendously exciting milestones. This celebratory season marks the first planned and led by Artistic Advisor Bramwell Tovey who conducts 12 classical concerts and eight Link Up concerts. Together we have programmed a meaningful, memorable and inspiring experience, and developed concert repertoire, which explores the depth and breadth of this terrific Orchestra. The season starts on September 28, and will feature eight Saturday TACO Classical concerts and four Friday Amica Rush Hour concerts.


Our mission is to enrich and transform Rhode Island and our region through great music performance and education. Our vision is to be the national model for the 21st Century symphony orchestra, providing performances and education programs that are of exceptional quality and are relevant and accessible. We teach all kinds of music. We offer a huge selection of education opportunities that include jazz, rock, folk, Caribbean, chamber music classes, and large and small ensembles. We offer private lessons on more than 30 instruments and voice.


The RI Philharmonic Youth Ensembles program includes youth orchestras, wind ensembles, jazz ensembles and chamber music ensembles. Acceptance and placement in an ensemble is by audition. To audition for an ensemble please fill out theYouth Ensembles Form. After reviewing your submission, the Youth Ensembles Manager will contact you to schedule your audition.


Our Soundplay and Music Together classes are designed to enhance your child's musical development and to help you create a quality musical environment at home. The class curriculum is innovative, designed specifically to develop the music potential of young children. Classes including Introduction to the Instruments, Mini-Music, and Children's Voice guide younger students through choosing an instrument, music fundamentals, learning to sing and more! The Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School Ensembles have provided quality rehearsal and performance experiences for talented young musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts and Connecticut for nearly 60 years.