The 2019 Season

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful poetic things to the heart.” ― Pablo Casals

Join the Ocean State Pops Orchestra for an inspirational and "divine" 19th season of spectacular music.

We have it all this season. Something for everyone.

Big Band and Broadway to Polkas and Patriotic Songs. Marches and Motown to Classical and Contemporary. Jazz and Jive to Swing and Show Music.

More diverse music from renowned composers and the celebrated American songbook than ever before – and every composition delivered with unfettered fervor from our hearts to yours.

A critical component of our orchestra is YOU – our audience! You make it all worthwhile, so please don’t miss a single performance!

Let our music touch and uplift you. Let us entertain and inspire you. Your applause moves us to perform from the depths of our hearts – and to give you more, season after season.

We love entertaining you!

Please join us for this exciting season – and be prepared for a few delightful "poetic" surprises along the way.

2019 Holiday Pops!

Sunday, December 1st, 2019 / 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

There’s no better way to experience the joy and magic of the holidays than at the dazzling and historic Saint Ann Arts & Cultural Center with your Ocean State Pops Orchestra!

Celebrate the season with selections and traditional carols performed by the 60-piece Ocean State Pops Orchestra and Chorus.

This year, Dr. Brian Cardany conducts a Holiday Pops program filled with high energy, familiar carols, and holiday warmth. We’ll also throw in a surprise or two!

We can’t wait to celebrate the season with all of you!

The setting for this concert is the stunning Saint Ann Arts & Cultural Center in Woonsocket, RI, which will be arrayed in its best Christmas decor. Constructed in the French Renaissance style, this former Catholic church is dubbed ‘The Sistine Chapel of North America.’ It is adorned with the largest collection of frescos in North America, meticulously executed to perfection by the Italian artist Guido Nincheri.

In 2011, Yankee magazine designated the Saint Ann Arts & Cultural Center as "Best Attraction," noting: "The walls, vaults and ceilings of this former church are covered in frescos beautiful enough to convert an atheist."

The Ocean State Pops Orchestra looks forward to welcoming you to this special evening, featuring great music in a stunning and historic venue.

Tickets: $16 + processing fee

Children under 12 admitted free at the door, subject to seating availability.

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