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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Free concert series starts on March 4

URI to host music concerts in March

KINGSTON, R.I.– The University of Rhode Island will offer choral and music concerts next month that celebrate everything from African American songs to jazz tunes.

All concerts will be held in the Fine Arts Concert Hall, 105 Upper College Road, on the Kingston campus. 

On March 4 at 8 p.m., the Concert Band and Chorus will perform traditional African American music, including spirituals, “field hollers,’’ and songs by Ysaye Barewell of the group “Sweet Honey in the Rock.’’

On March 5 at 1 p.m., local high school percussion ensembles will compete in the Rhode Island Percussive Arts Society Day of Percussion Festival. URI’s percussion ensemble will make a guest performance.

On March 16, URI will host the Rhode Island Music Education Association’s all-state jazz concert. The best middle and high school jazz students in Rhode Island will perform.

Tickets for the March 4 concert are available through or at URI’s box office one hour before the concert. Major credit cards are accepted, as well as checks. Admission is $12 for the general public, and $7 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free.

The March 5 and 16 concerts are free.

For more information, please call 401-874-2431 or visit

Dominick LaFerrera, an intern in Marketing & Communications and a communication studies major, wrote this release.