The 2021 Season

“Music…will help dissolve your perplexities…and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Ocean State Pops Orchestra has been forced to cancel our planned 2020 Season. The Orchestra and our concert and rehearsal venues are following all public health precautions and guidelines pertaining to mask wearing and social distancing to stem the spread of Covid-19.

While our rehearsals and performances are at rest, we certainly are not. During this “quiet” period, we have been busy planning our 2021 concert season. If all goes as planned, the Ocean State Pops Orchestra will perform a full season of five live concerts for your enjoyment next year.

Since music moves the soul, soothes the mind, captivates the heart, and engages the body, we encourage you to absorb as much music as you can during this time. Listen. Play. Sing. Dance. We’ll catch you on the other side – ready to perform with more energy and gusto than ever before!

Please check back regularly for updates, particularly after the first of the year. We are looking forward with optimism and joy to the 2021 season.

Until then, take care. Stay safe and be well. Let music be your mainstay. It certainly will be ours.

Concert Schedule

Summer and Winter Concerts

August 7, 2021 - Victory Day at the North Kingstown Town Beach in RI at 6:00 p.m.

August 8, 2021 - Victory Day Rain date at the North Kingstown beach in RI at 6:00 p.m.

November 28, 2021 - St. Ann Arts & Cultural Center in Woonsocket, RI at 3:00 p.m.

December 4, 2021 - Loos Center for the Arts in Woodstock, CT at 7:00 p.m.

December 7, 2021 - St. Kevin's Church in Warwick, RI at 7:30 p.m.

Are you a talented orchestral musician?

We’d love to hear from you!

Our Sponsors

We would like to thank The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts for their support of the Ocean State Pops Orchestra. Funding provided in part by a grant from the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

Thank you to the Champlin Foundation for their generous donations to the Ocean State Pops Orchestra.

We would like to extend a special thank you to The June Rockwell Levy Foundation for their grant.