Dear Friends,


Some 52 years ago, Museum Concerts presented our first performances in the Grand Gallery of the Museum at the Rhode Island School of Design.


Just as Old Master paintings must be displayed publicly to be appreciated, we feel it is more important than ever to bring to life the rare music of past centuries, performed by adept and informed musicians in intimate and beautiful spaces.


To that end we are pleased to be presenting exciting musicians from Norway, Philadelphia, Rhode Island, and Boston to celebrate our 52nd Season. The Season begins with a new venture – a resident chamber orchestra of Rhode Island and Boston players. Four concerts will take place at our usual concert site, the elegant First Unitarian Church. We welcome Nordic Voices from Europe for our February concert, which will take place in the Grand Gallery at the RISD Museum. The repertoire this season ranges from the 12th to the 18th centuries – a wonderful experience you won’t want to miss!!


For our 50th Anniversary, we established a new endowment in memory of Estise Metcalf Mauran, a long-time devoted supporter and volunteer at the RISD Museum, where our concerts first began. This Fund has gathered $15,000 to date, to support and guarantee the work of Museum Concerts for the future. We are asking all our loyal subscribers, friends, and music lovers to consider a generous contribution to ensure our ongoing growth.


It’s time to mark your calendars and SUBSCRIBE.

Please be sure to tell your friends about our interesting, educational, and meaningful work. Our subscribers receive two free passes for any the four chamber concerts to introduce new friends to the delights of this repertoire. Please help us launch this season successfully by making a generous contribution to support Museum Concerts’ 52nd Season – bringing the very best of Early Music to Rhode Island.


Thank you and see you at the concerts!


L. Frederick Jodry V

President, Museum Concerts


The Grand Gallery in the RISD Museum