The RI Philharmonic Orchestra announces four Summer Pops concerts in various locations throughout Rhode Island. Resident Conductor Francisco Noya conducts the concerts, which are FREE and open to the public.



With concerns over the EEE virus, officials have decided to err on the side of caution and move the start time of the concert to 2:00 p.m., from the traditional 5:30 p.m., which will allow for the performances to conclude before dusk.

Saturday, September 14, 2019 • 2:00 p.m. • Pops in the Park
Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket
Rain Date: Sunday, September 15, 2:00 p.m.
Sponsored by Pawtucket Teachers Alliance and the City of Pawtucket, fireworks sponsored by Bristol County Savings Bank

Please note that the program and program order is subject to change and substitution:

  • SMITH (arr. Stokowski): The Star Spangled Banner
  • VERDI: Overture to La forza del destino
  • R. STRAUSS: Opening from Also Sprach Zarathustra
  • J. STRAUSS: On the Beautiful Blue Danube
  • MASSENET: Aragonaise and Navarraise from Le Cid
  • LYUN JOON KIM (arr. Fraser): Elegy
  • WILLIAMS: The Jedi Steps and Finale from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • WAGNER: Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin
  • HORNER: Music from Apollo 13
  • SOUSA: The Thunderer
  • Traditional Spiritual: Ride on King Jesus
  • Traditional arr. Wilhousky: Battle Hymn of the Republic with special guests Mixed Magic Exult Choir
  • WARD (arr. Dragon): America the Beautiful
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: 1812 Overture
About Francisco

Francisco Noya has served as Resident Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra for 23 seasons. As Resident Conductor, Francisco conducts the Philharmonic’s annual Link Up! Education Concerts, Pops and Summer Pops concerts. Throughout the season, he serves as “cover” conductor and presents pre-concert talks for all TACO Classical Series concerts. Mr. Noya represents the Philharmonic artistically and educationally throughout the Rhode Island community.