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 Upcoming Events

PVD Cello Fest, May 17 and 18

Friday May 17th, 7 pm, The134 Collaborative @ Mathewson Street Church

134 Mathewson Street, Providence RI, 02903


Cello Fest Kicks off with an exciting evening of multi-genre cellos! Jake Sokolov, James Perretta, Flannery Brown, Prior Panic, Rob Bethel perform sets of folk music, alternative songs, experimental music, improvised music, and music for viola da gamba! Additionally a trio of Isabel Castellvi, Kamyron Williams, and Zan Berry will premiere a groovy new cello trio by local composer Tom Swafford!

Saturday May 18th, 10 am - 3:30 pm, Providence Public Library

150 Empire Street, Providence, RI 02903

10 am Brazilian Rhythms and String Techniques Workshop with guest artist Kely Pinheiro open to all levels of string players. Register HERE -

11:30 Laura Cetilia

12 Adrienne Taylor

12:15 Kari Juusela and Sidy Maiga

12:35 Alejandro Cashore and Friends

1 Old - time jam session with the Vox Hunters

1:45  JY Lee

2:05 Anna Kerber

2:25 Ted Mook

2:45 Community performance of Terry Riley's minimalist work In C

Saturday May 18th, 7 pm, The 134 Collaborative @ Mathewson Street Church

134 Mathewson Street, Providence RI, 02903

Cello Fest concludes with a night of traditional and original Brazilian music featuring our headliner, Kely Pinheiro! Kely will do a solo set of music for cello and voice and she will be joined by a cello ensemble, playing a range of traditional Brazilian music, including a performance of Bachianas Brasileiras no. 5 for 8 Cellos and Soprano.



All Cello Fest Events are based on a sliding scale of $10-20, paid at the door

STAY TUNED FOR MORE POP-UP Events this Spring!


PVD CELLO FEST to return
May17th and 18th!


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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Rhode Island State Council for the Arts

Providence Public Library

134 Collaborative

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