October 26, 2021

FirstWorks Live—Music From The Sole

Posted by FirstWorks

Due to forecasted rain - Music From The Sole’s performances have been moved to Saturday, September 25th, 12:00-12:45 PM and 2:30-3:15 PM, indoors at the Providence Public Library Auditorium, located at 150 Empire Street, Downtown Providence.


Space is extremely limited* – advance reservations for free tickets and masks will be required for all attendees.


To reserve your seat to this free performance, please email Jess Costanza jcostanza@first-works.org with the following information for each attendee: [please note number of seats requested]


Your Full Name (s)

Confirmation Email Address

Your Telephone Number

Your Desired Performance Time (12:00 PM or 2:30 PM)


If you are a seat recipient, Jess will contact you with confirmation.

Saturday's 12 PM concert will also be livestreamed on FirstWorks’ Facebook page.


*To ensure social distancing, the Auditorium seating will be limited to 18% capacity for each performance.

Fusing Brazilian music and rhythms with body percussion and tap traditions, Music from the Sole is led by tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval (recently named one of “25 to Watch” in 2021 by Dance Magazine) and bassist-composer Gregory Richardson. The ensemble celebrates tap’s roots in the African diaspora, reflecting choreographic and musical influences from Sandoval’s native Brazil, and Richardson’s talent combining funk, house, jazz, and Afro-Cuban music.

Audiences of all ages will be mesmerized—Sandoval “managed to convey the idea that he was gliding just above his feet.” NY Times. The ensemble is joined by Providence-based tap artist, Orlando Hernández for their FirstWorks Live performance.

Presented as part of FirstWorks Live—Music at Roger Williams Park FREE concert series in partnership with Roger Williams Park Conservancy, Providence Parks Department, Food Truck Friday, and PVD Food Truck Events.

A PVDFest Happening

Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.


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