The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) has announced their May 2016 classical music residency in partnership with the acclaimed Heifetz International Music Institute.

This program, which began in October 2013, will include an in-school educational component in addition to musicales in local homes, and a public concert at the JAC. The residency and public concert are incredible opportunities for the region to experience world-class musicians in a meaningful way and in an intimate setting. It is a unique opportunity for audiences, young music students and community members throughout Newport County and beyond to experience the incredible talents of some of the most accomplished young artists from the Heifetz International Music Institute.

For this seventh residency, the musicians will spend a week in Jamestown. During their time in RI, they will give presentations and small group workshops at local schools, including the Jamestown Schools, Rockwell School in Bristol, and the J.M. Walsh School for Performing and Visual Arts in Pawtucket. The musicians will also have the opportunity to perform several musicales in private homes and to provide an open dress rehearsal to groups from senior living facilities and mental health and social services agencies. The highlight of this residency will be a community concert held at the JAC on Saturday, May 14 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $30 General Admission, $25 JAC Members, and $15 for those 25 and under and available at the door and online (jamestownartcenter.org).

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