Our Mission Page
Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co., Inc., is a non-profit corporation, founded by Director Bina Gehres and Artist in Residence Noreen Inglesi, whose mission is to raise awareness for environmental and social concerns through the Arts while providing a venue to local musicians, composers and poets.
Some of our past projects include “Beyond 2000: The Future of Our Planet,” “A Musical Tribute to Rhode Island Visual Artists and Photographers,” and “Working In Harmony For Home and Hearth.” “Working in Harmony for Home and Hearth,” which was completed in partnership with South County Habitat for Humanity, was a compilation CD project intended to raise awareness about the issue of substandard housing homelessness while also providing a venue to local composers and poets. As part of this endeavor, there were many local performances of the original music and poetry included on the compilation CD including a University Artist Series Concert, co-sponsored by the University of Rhode Island. The American Band along with some of the artists included on our compilation CD, such as award winning composer and jazz pianist Joe Parillo, Internationally re-known composer and URI professor Eliane Aberdam, Grammy winning Bill Harley, the award winning duo Atwater-Donnelly, our Notable Work’s Artist in Residence Noreen Inglesi and many more performed at this event.
We are currently working on our project entitled “Voices of the Earth” which is intended to highlight the efforts of some of our local non-profit agencies dedicated to protecting our state’s natural environment and making Rhode Island a better place to live for our children and future generations. The CD created as part of this project will feature original instrumental music created by our artist in residence Noreen Inglesi, who has a unique gift for capturing and sharing her love of nature through music and poetry.
We are also pleased and honored to announce the collaboration of our Artist In Residence Noreen Inglesi with the State Ballet of Rhode Island. On May 30th, 2013 Noreen’s string trio “Dance of the Firefly” was performed live on the outdoor stage at The State Ballet of Rhode Island’s 10th Annual Partner with the Arts event in Lincoln, RI. Noreen’s musical score came to life through a ballet created by State Ballet of Rhode Island’s Resident Choreographer Shana Fox Marceau. This performance was sponsored by our organization Notable Works, and featured Ann Danis (Violin), Cheri Markward (Viola), and Susan Robison (Cello). Featured dancers from The State Ballet of RI were Principal Dancers, Kimberly Najjar of Cumberland and Melissa Sorkin of Lincoln, and Soloists, Elise Costello of Providence and Emily O’Heir of N. Attleboro, MA. Costumes for this performance were designed and rendered by Sheila Burgess of Cumberland. ‘Dance of the Firefly’ was voted Motif Magazine’s ‘Best Dance Production’ of 2013 and will be featured once again at the State Ballet’s event this spring entitled “Cowboys, Cadets and Collaborative Works” which will take place at Robert’s Auditorium at Rhode Island College on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10 AM and 7:30 PM and Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 PM. This event will also feature a ballet world premiere “Heghnar and Buck” choreographed by Ana Marsden Fox and music by Noreen Inglesi. Tickets may be purchased by contacting Ana at the State Ballet of Rhode Island at 401-334-2560 or by visiting www.stateballet.com
Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co., Inc.
PO Box 8122
Cranston, RI 02920
Notable Works Board Of Directors:
Bina Gehres, Chairman of the Board
Noreen Inglesi, Artistic Director
Linda Martin, Finance Manager
Mary Inglesi, Recording Secretary
Tina Bernard, Treasurer
Mary Ann Rossoni, Community Outreach
Notable Works Publication and Distribution Co., Inc., is a proud member of the following Agencies
Environmental Council of R.I.
National Wildlife Federation
National Humane Society
Rhode Island Songwriters Association
Audio Samples from “Working In Harmony For Home and Hearth”
Enough is a Feast by Bill Harley
Sandcastles by Paul Mancini and Peter Geisser
Pity Undue by Elwood Donnelly
The Homeless Heart by Noreen Inglesi and Mackenzie Melemed