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The Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra is Rhode Island’s only pops orchestra. The original Orchestra was formed in 1993, and performed for six seasons under Music Director Stephen Toro. During those six seasons, the Orchestra’s dedicated musicians gave 35 concerts throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and recorded two CD’s. The original orchestra disbanded at the end of the 1998 season.
In early 2002, a group of musicians from the original orchestra gathered together to plan the formation