Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Temple University Symphony Orchestra, Combined Chorus
and Wind Symphony
Honoring Eric Owens with the 2015
Boyer College of Music and Dance Tribute Award

Verizon Hall
Sunday, March 227:30pmbuy tickets!

The three-time Grammy nominated Temple University Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its performance of both traditional symphonies and modern masterpieces. Under the direction of Maximiano Valdés and Paul Rardin, the orchestra performs Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64 and is joined by Temple University's Combined Chorus for Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. The concert opens with the Temple University Wind Symphony performing Michael Daughtery's Bells for Stokowski, under the baton of Emily Threinen.

We are pleased to honor bass-baritone Eric Owens with the 2015 Boyer College Tribute Award in recognition of his distinguished career as an interpreter of both classic and contemporary works, as well as his role as a teacher, coach and mentor. A native Philadelphian and Temple University alumnus, Mr. Owens' remarkable voice and stage talent have earned him a prominent presence in the performing arts arena.

Past recipients of the Boyer Tribute Award include Carole Haas Gravagno, Kenneth Gamble, The Honorable Edward G. Rendell, Alan Abel, Vera Wilson, Bill McGlaughlin, Al and Gabrielle Rinaldi, Charles Dutoit, the Theodore Presser Foundation, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Michael Greene, Luis Biava, Janet Yamron and Sonya Garfinkle.

This performance is presented by Temple University's Boyer College of Music and Dance -- a leader in preparing students for careers as performers, educators, composers and researchers.

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