Q & A
Amanda Ronchi , General Manager of the Greenwich Odeum
What were the first few performances or films the Greenwich Odeum showcased when it opened in 1994 ?
When the theater reopened as the Greenwich Odeum in the fall of 1994 , its focus shifted from films to serving as a performing arts venue . It offered a home to the Academy Players ( a local theater troupe ), offered theater classes and staged several performances . Love Letters took to the stage as the Odeum ' s first offering , featuring two stars from NBC ' s “ Another World .” A Patsy Cline tribute , the Warwick Symphony Orchestra , the British rock band Pendragon and a performance by Chicago ' s Second City comedy troupe were some of the first things to fill the theater ' s calendar during its inaugural year .
Which events are you looking forward to most in the upcoming season ?
The Odeum has so many great shows coming up . I am particularly looking forward to Livingston Taylor , who ’ s returning to the Odeum on October 8 , and first timers Christopher Cross who will make his Odeum debut on October 23 and world-renowned guitarist Stanley Jordan who ’ s bringing his Jimi Hendrix tribute “ Stanley Jordan Plays Jimi ” to the Odeum on November 11 . There ’ s also a lot planned for the coming year that we can ’ t announce just yet , so I ’ d suggest signing up for our email list to hear about them when we first announce them ! 59 Main St ., East Greenwich , greenwichodeum . com
thru Jan . 2024 “ Trading Earth :
1 Ceramics , Commodities and Commerce ” Exhibition Including works from around the world , this exhibition focuses on global trade and ceramic objects made to store , serve or consume staples and luxury commodities . Foodstuffs such as tea , sugar , coffee and spices , as well as tobacco and alcohol , were marketed through vast international trade routes , resulting in ceramic technique , form and ornament . 224 Benefit St ., Providence , risdmuseum . org
Providence Singers present Haydn ' s “ The Creation ”
Glenn Tilbrook Don ’ t miss Squeeze band
6 member Glenn Tilbrook
continue his venture on his solo career , perform his popular hits live at the Greenwich Odeum and showcase an ever-maturing songwriting talent through his major works . 8 p . m . 59 Main St ., East Greenwich , greenwichodeum . com
OCT . 30 : Providence Singers is a ninety-voice symphonic choir that performs with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and other area ensembles . The 2022 / 23 season is devoted to choral masterworks , and it begins with a Sunday afternoon performance of Joseph Haydn ' s “ The Creation ” at 3 p . m . The concert will be performed with the orchestra and guest soloists , artistic director Dr . Christine Noel conducting . Other symphonic concerts this season include Handel ' s Messiah ( Dec . 4 ) and Verdi ' s Requiem ( May 5-6 ) with the RI Philharmonic . Grace Episcopal Church , 300 Westminster St ., Providence , providencesingers . org
6 – 23
DiMoDa 4.0 : Dis / Location Curated by Christiane Paul , DiMoDa 4.0 comprises three virtual reality artworks by artists Banz and Bowinkel , Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga , and Tamiko Thiel addressing the feeling of displacement or disturbance . Mon .– Fri . noon – 8 p . m . Bannister Gallery , Rhode Island College , 600 Mt . Pleasant Ave ., Providence , ric . edu
Symbio Symbio ’ s music has
7 been described as musical storytelling where folk , minimalistic art music and electronic dance music meets and becomes a cinematic experience for the listener . Playing hurdy-gurdy and accordion , Symbio is regarded as one of the most prominent new bands from the Swedish Folk and World music scenes . 8 p . m . 549 Broad St ., Cumberland , riverfolk . org
Livingston Taylor Livingston Taylor picked
8 up his first guitar at the age of thirteen , which began a fifty-year career that has encompassed performance , songwriting and teaching . Born in Boston and raised in North Carolina , Livingston is the fourth child in a very musical family that includes Alex , James , Kate and Hugh . Livingston recorded his first record at the age of eighteen and has continued to create well crafted , introspective and original songs that have earned him listeners worldwide . 8 p . m . 59 Main St ., East Greenwich , greenwichodeum . com
13 – 16 , 20-23
Polaroid Stories by Naomi Iizuka Inspired in part by Ovid ’ s “ Metamorphoses ,” Iizuka ’ s Polaroid Stories takes place on the outermost edge of a city ; a way stop for “ dreamers , dealers and desperadoes .” Mythology and modernity clash
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE GREENWICH ODEUM
42 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY l OCTOBER 2022