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 Upcoming Events

PVD Cello Fest 2023, May 5th and 6th

Friday, May 5th

The 134 Collaborative @ Mathewson Street Church

 (134 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903)


7 pm 

A night of songwriters, poets, folk music and original cello music!

Featuring Isabel Castellvi, Zan Berry, Kamyron Williams and Mr. Orange, Flannery Brown, Adrienne Taylor, Rob Bethel, and a world premiere of a cello trio by local composer Tom Swafford!


Saturday, May 6th


Providence Public Library 

(150 Empire St, Providence, RI 02903)


10- 11:30 am

North Indian Classical music Workshop with special guest Jake Charkey! Workshop open to all string players, any level. Anybody is welcome to attend. Registration and workshop details at the link below!


Steve Marotto


Sidy Maiga and Kari Juusela


Miguel Vasquez


Ted Mook


John Bender and Natasha Astrid


1 - 2 pm

Old -time Jam with local folk musicians (open to any instrumentalists)


JY Lee


Cello Quartet performs works by Kari Juusela and Paul Wiancko (Zan Berry, Kari Juusela, Ted Mook, Daniel Rowe)



Megan Koch


Community Performance of Terry Riley's minimalist work, In C



The 134 Collaborative @ Mathewson Street Church

 (134 Mathewson Street, Providence, RI 02903)


7 pm

An evening of North Indian Classical music for cello and tabla with Jake Charkey, featuring local tabla player Nitin Mitta.       

Tickets for all Cello Fest 2023 Events are pay what you can at the door.


PVD CELLO FEST to return
May 5th and 6th!


Logo by Carolyn Marsden



Started in February 2020, the PVD Cello Festival is an event committed to enriching the music scene in Providence by presenting concerts and educational workshops that celebrate the versatility of the cello. By hosting concerts in different types of venues and showcasing the instrument in many different styles and genres, PVD Cello Fest aims to build new connections within the community and foster curiosity about what is possible on the cello.      


2020 Guest Artist Dave Haughey presents a Jazz and Improvisation workshop to students at the Rhode Island Philharmonic School




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2023 sponsors

Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

Providence Public Library

134 Collaborative

2022 sponsors

Nice Slice                                             Modern Love                         Olive del Mondo

Moniker Brewery                                    Armand Aromin                    Farmacy Herbs

Hudson Street Deli                                  Jay Thrasher                         Small Point Cafe

Bolt Coffee Company                              Armageddon Records

Adler's Design Center and Hardware        Iyengar Yoga Source

Root and Bloom Acupuncture                    Yoleni's 

Jephry's Plant Shop                                 Knead Doughnuts

Stock Culinary Goods                              Kreatelier

Lily's Ladle                                              Riff Raff Bookstore

PVD Bike Collective                                  Jordan's Jungle

Providence Athenaeum                             Nature Island Botanicals 

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