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UNH Cultural Excursions to Boston Symphony Orchestra Return Oct. 22

By Elisabeth Farrell, University Office of Sustainability
October 7, 2009

The Office of Sustainability resumes its popular cultural excursions program Oct. 22, offering bus trips to open rehearsals of the Boston Symphony Orchestra followed by optional visits to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts or other museums. In addition, the Office of Sustainability will collaborate with the UNH Museum of Art, which will offer a fall and spring cultural excursion. Details on these trips will be available soon. Cultural excursions are open to all.

Three open rehearsals at the Boston Symphony Orchestra, followed by optional visits to the Museum of Fine Arts or another nearby museum will take place:

  • Oct 22: James Levine conducts Beethoven, The Complete Symphonies, Part 1, Symphony No. 1, 2, and 5.

  • Feb.11, 2010: James Levine conducts Berg, Three Pieces for the Orchestra, Op. 6; Strauss, Four Last Songs; and Mahler, Symphony No. 4. Renee Fleming, soprano.

  • April 8, 2010: James Levine conducts Harbison, Double Concerto for Violin and Cello (world premiere; BSO commission) and Mahler, Symphony No. 7. Mira Wang, violin and Jan Vogler, cello.

The cost of $48 per person per performance includes one performance ticket and round-trip bus transportation from Durham to Boston. Tickets do not include entrance to art museums. The bus departs from the Community Church of Durham (17 Main Street) at 7 a.m. and returns at approximately 5p.m. Free parking is available at the church and carpooling is encouraged.

The goal of the cultural excursions program is to contribute to the UNH community’s opportunity for shared cultural experiences that reflect the highest levels of achievement in the fine and performing arts. The program is part of UNH’s culture and sustainability initiative, the mission of which is to integrate the ethics and policies of cultural development into the university’s identity and practices.

For more information, call Kate Donald at 2-1634 or visit http://www.sustainableunh.unh.edu/culture_sust/projects.html#CulturalExcursions. For more information on the Museum of Art forthcoming excursions, call Catherine Mazur at 2-3713 or visit http://unh.edu/moa/ .

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