Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra - Summer Pops Series
Summer Pops 2017

The RI Philharmonic Orchestra announces four Summer Pops concerts in various locations across Rhode Island. Resident Conductor Francisco Noya conducts concerts which are free of charge and open to the public. The program includes music from Leonard Bernstein, John Philip Sousa, Peter Tchaikovsky, and Richard Rodgers along with modern favorites from Star Trek, Batman and more.


Friday, July 13, 2018 • 8pm
Narragansett Town Beach
Sponsored by Citizens Bank
Friday, August 10, 2018 • 7pm • RWP Pops
Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park
Sponsored by The Rhode Island Foundation
Sunday, September 2 • 6pm
Independence Park, Bristol
Sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation
Saturday, September 8, 2017 • 5:30pm • Pops in the Park
Slater Park, Pawtucket
Sponsored by the Pawtucket Teachers Alliance and Bristol County Savings Bank

All Concerts are free of charge
Rain dates are the following evening at the same time, except Sunday, September 9, will be in the afternoon.


Please note that the program is subject to change and substitution.

Leonard Bernstein

Candide Overture

Gioachino Rossini

William Tell Overture

Edward Elgar

Pomp and Circumstance

LaPerche Elementary 4C Class
arr. Davey Thomas Tucker

Puzzle Peace

Paul Desenne

Tritsch Tratsch Triqui Traqui

Michael Giacchino

Suite from Star Trek: Into Darkness

Klaus Badelt arr. Ricketts

Pirates of the Caribbean

John Philip Sousa

Washington Post March

Hans Zimmer arr. Ford

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises

Samuel Ward arr. Dragon

America the Beautiful

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

1812 Overture

John Philip Sousa

Stars and Stripes Forever

About Francisco

Francisco Noya has served as Resident Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 seasons. As Resident Conductor, Francisco conducts the Philharmonic’s annual Link Up! Education Concerts, Pops concerts and Summer Pops concerts. Throughout the season, he serves as “cover” conductor and presents pre-concert talks for all Classical Series concerts. Mr. Noya represents the Philharmonic artistically and educationally throughout the Rhode Island community.