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 7 • 8pm
Narragansett Town Beach
Sponsored by Citizens Bank
Friday, August 4 • 7pm • RWP Pops
Temple to Music, Roger Williams Park
Sponsored by The Rhode Island Foundation
Sunday, September 3 • 6pm
Independence Park, Bristol
Sponsored by Taco/The White Family Foundation
Saturday, September 9 • 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.


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

Leonard Bernstein Candide
Gioachino Rossini William Tell Overture
Edward Elgar Pomp and Circumstance
Michael Giacchino Suite from Star Trek: Into Darkness
Richard Rodgers Victory at Sea
John Philip Sousa Washington Post March
Ralph Ford Suite from Video Games Live
(featuring music from Halo, Civilization, Advent Rising and Kingdom Hearts)
Hans Zimmer Batman: The Dark Knight Rises
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.