Brown University, a prestigious Ivy-League university located in Providence, Rhode Island (and recently twinned with Trinity College Dublin) will bring its award-winning orchestra to Ireland for the first time this March.
Conductor of THE BROWN UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA, Paul Philips was determined to bring his award-winning orchestra to Ireland after his brilliant experience in Ireland in 2010 when he was invited to Dublin to conduct the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra in a recording of 'Music for Great Films of the Silent Era', composed by American William Perry, released on CD by Naxos. Paul’s experience with the people he met during his two-week Irish visit, which included a short road-trip, was so warm and welcoming, that he decided that he would return to Ireland, but also bring his 80+ orchestral family back with him when he did return. So now over 80 American University Students will travel to Ireland March 24 - 31 for a week long music and sightseeing tour of Ireland. THEY ARE DONATING ALL THE PROFITS OF THE CONCERT TO FOCUS IRELAND AND CF IRELAND.
THE BROWN UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA, founded in 1918, is recognized as one of the finest university orchestras in the United States. With a membership of approximately 100 students, THE BROWN UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA has performed in Carnegie Hall with Dave Brubeck and Lincoln Center with Itzhak Perlman, toured China, and won seven ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. In a programme entitled ‘An American Celebration of Music’, THE BROWN UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA will perform a mixture of repertoire including Gershwin, Barber and Bernstein, amongst other gems, in the National Concert Hall, Dublin and Wexford Opera House, while their Limerick Concert will also include works by Verdi and Gounod in collaboration with Limerick Choral Union.