Welcome to a new season with the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra! As the new music director, I am thrilled to join this wonderful organization and the thriving arts community in Rhode Island. RICCO has a distinguished reputation for presenting the great choral-orchestral masterworks that we know and love. It is my goal to continue this tradition, while bringing a fresh perspective to these classics, and presenting new works that in their own right should receive equal acclaim. Our season contains some of Handel’s most brilliant music, embodies a pure American spirit, and grapples with both faith and death. This is an exciting time for our organization and I hope you will join us for the wonderful journey.
Joshua W. Rohde