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Joe DeMarco

Joe DeMarco is a musician, arts journalist and technologist. He has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Pops, the Boston Ballet, Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra, the Rhode Island Philharmonic and The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, and has shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli, Ann Hampton Calloway, Aretha Franklin, Ben Folds, Burt Bacharach, Cecile Licad, Don Rickles, Idina Menzel, Joshua Bell, Linda Eder, The Moody Blues, Regis Philbin, Roberta Flack, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Yo Yo Ma, among others. His expertise spans genres, including orchestra, ballet, opera, theater, jazz, blues and pop music. Mr. DeMarco holds degrees in music from Boston University and the Juilliard School. He resides in Providence, RI and Miami Beach, FL.

Twist on a Classic: ENSEMBLE/PARALLAX premieres video and music works in their fifth season

Providence dwellers Peyman Farzinpour and his wife Nara Shahbazyan are the quintessential 21st century musicians. In addition to managing very busy performing and teaching schedules, Farzinpour and Shahbazyan are the co-founders of ENSEMBLE/PARALLAX, a New England music ensemble now in its fifth season.   In its first four seasons, ENSEMBLE/PARALLAX commissioned and premiered more than […]

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Orchestral Underpinnings: A classic autumn soundtrack

Autumn is a great time for classical music in New England. Giving way to fanfare and season openers, the 2019-20 season offers many opportunities to hear unique performances of obscure works as well as a healthy serving of familiar favorites. Read on to discover what’s happening this fall. The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra has one […]

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This Season’s a Classic!: Get a little culture in your life, will ya’?

For classical music lovers, there are some great events to look forward to over the next few months. Here’s what’s coming up for summer 2019: The 2018 Music On The Hill festival presents seven concerts of chamber music from June 2-12 at various locations throughout the state, including Cranston, Warwick and Westerly. For more information:  […]

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ENSEMBLE / PARALLAX – Bringing the New into Providence

  Let’s talk about “new music.” The term sounds generic enough to describe any number of musical projects of differing styles, genres, instrumentations and interpretations. Within the broad field of classical music, however, the term “new music” has a more definitive meaning. It generally refers to composed music written after 1950. In larger cities like […]

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