Music Appreciation Series

Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra,

examines various musical periods throughout history and presents pieces highlighting each era. 

Sundays at 3:00 pm in The Harrison Room

Free and all are welcome. Register below or call 401-847-0292 for reservations.


Fall 2019 - Register Online


October 6, 2019

Classical Music in the Late 18th Century

The Music of Haydn & Mozart - Part I


October 27, 2019

Classical Music in the Late 18th Century

The Music of Haydn & Mozart - Part II



November 17, 2019

Revolution & Change

The Music of Beethoven - Part I


November 24, 2019

Revolution & Change

The Music of Beethoven - Part II



December 8, 2019

The Romantic Generation: Song & Piano Music

(The New Order: 1815-1848)

The Music of Schubert, Robert & Clara Schumann and Chopin




Spring 2020 - Register Online


January 12, 2020

Romanticism in Classical Forms

Orchestral, Chamber & Choral Music of Schubert, Berlioz, Mendelssohn & Schumann


January 26, 2020

Romantic Opera to the Mid-19th Century

The Operas of von Weber, Rossini, Bellini & Donizetti



February 9, 2020

Opera in the Later 19th Century

The Music of Wagner, Verdi & Puccini


February 23, 2020

Russia & Its Operatic Influence

The Music of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Smentana & Dvořák



March 8, 2020

Late Romanticism in Germany & Austria: Part I

Brahms versus Wagner


March 22, 2020

Late Romanticism in Germany & Austria: Part II

The Music of Liszt, Bruckner & R. Strauss



April 26, 2020

The Nationalists

The Music of de Falla, Grieg, Sibelius, Dvořák and Elgark