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.

The Concert For Hope

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 / 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

A Light Shines in the Darkness...The Concert for Hope
Under the direction of Dr. Brian Cardany, the Ocean State Pops Orchestra tonight begins a new tradition, and presents the inaugural “Concert for Hope”. This special Christmas concert will benefit the Hope Alzheimer’s Center.

We invite you to step away from the frantic rush and commercial blitz of the holiday season, and come to Saint Kevin Church in Warwick to experience community and contemplate the joyful celebration of Christmas though music.

Tonight’s concert will feature a range of selections, from introspective to jubilant, with opportunities for audience participation on some well-known Christmas carols. The Orchestra will be joined by the combined CCRI and Roger Williams University Choruses, and special guest soloist Marissa DiBiase.

It is our hope that each audience member leaves the concert with a sense of optimism and filled with an abundance of joy.

Tickets: $15 + processing fee


We're Holding Auditions!

We are looking for talented strings. Contact us.