Dear Friends,


Some 53 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 Montreal, Boston, and Rhode Island to celebrate our 53rd year. This season continues our new venture – a resident period orchestra, offering music of Vivaldi and Albinoni. They will also feature in a Bach

St John Passion at Brown in April of 2020.


The first four concerts will take place at our usual concert site, the elegant First Unitarian Church. You may park in the church lot, and an accessible ramp is available from Benevolent Street. Our final May concert will take place in the Grand Gallery at the RISD Museum (note the time – 5:30). 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 an endowment in memory of Estise Metcalf Mauran, a supporter and volunteer at the RISD Museum, where our concerts first began. This Fund has gathered $16,000 to date, to help guarantee the future of Museum Concerts. We are asking all our 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 of the first four concerts to introduce new friends to the delights of this varied repertoire. Please help us launch this season successfully by making a generous contribution to support Museum Concerts’ 53rd 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