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NEW: Brown, PC to Honor Ruth Simmons with Beethoven’s 9th

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

 

Nothing but the best, Beethoven-style, for retiring Brown President Ruth Simmons.

Feeling musical? Brown University and Providence College certainly are. On Saturday, March 3, the Brown University Orchestra and Chorus will team up with the Providence College Festival Chorus in a performance of Beethoven’s legendary Symphony No. 9. The concert will be held in honor of the 18th and retiring president of Brown University, Ruth J. Simmons.

The performance will include a chorus of 150 singers from both Brown and PC, all under the direction of Paul Phillips, Brown University Orchestra’s music director. Prior to the performance, David Josephson, professor of music at Brown, will deliver a pre-concert lecture on Beethoven beginning at 7 pm. Highlighting the performance are vocal soloists, Jane Shivick, soprano, Alexdra Dietrick, mezzo-soprano; Jeffrey Hartman, tenor; and Craig Verm, baritone.

A joyful tribute

The program, officially entitled Beethoven’s 9th: A Joyful Tribute to President Ruth Simmons, follows a long line of Beethoven’s 9th performed at significant events. Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. A limited number of $100 premium seats will also be available as a benefit for Community MusicWorks and will include a post-concert champagne toast with President Simmons.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.thevetsri.com or by phone at 401-421-ARTS. The VETS Box Office, located at Providence Performing Arts Center, 220 Weybosset St., Providence, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Vets on-site box office will be open on the day of the event.

 

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