Marian Anderson Award Gala, The Kimmel Center
Date: Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Location: The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
Alumni Host: Jerome Dean '82
Cost: $57.00 (Seating in Rows A & B, Tier 2)
Secure your tickets with us at a great group discount and enjoy what is sure to be an exceptional performance. This year's honoree is Bill Cosby.
Evening highlights include:
Broadway legend Chita Rivera
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Maestro James DePreist
Maestro Thomas Wilkins
Opera Superstar Denyce Graves
Jazz Vocalist Lizz Wright
Stand-up comedian David Brenner
Rhythm & Blues group Boyz II Men
Jazz finale with Bootsie Barnes and Tony Williams
The host of the 2010 Award Gala is the two-time Tony Award winner and recent recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, a long-time friend of Bill Cosby, Broadway legend Chita Rivera. The fabulous Philadelphia Orchestra will be center stage under the baton of two distinguished maestros. Conducting the opening work of the evening will be another great Philadelphian, the distinguished maestro James DePreist, nephew of Marian Anderson, and Thomas Wilkins, music director of the Omaha Symphony, will return again this year to conduct the balance of the program. Joining the Orchestra under his baton will be opera superstar Denyce Graves, making her second appearance at the Marian Anderson Award Concert. Another guest with the Orchestra is one of the greatest young jazz vocalists, Lizz Wright, whose recordings have taken her to the top of the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart. Comedy will be represented by a long-time friend of Mr. Cosby, Philadelphias own master of stand-up, David Brenner. There will also be a special performance by the biggest selling rhythm & blues group of all time, Philadelphias own Boyz II Men, and the final performance will be a very special jazz finale that will include two jazz giants with strong Philadelphia connections, Bootsie Barnes and Tony Williams.
Please RSVP by: Tuesday, March 16, 2010. RSVP to 717-477-1218 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To pay by credit card, please call 717-477-1218.
Checks payable to SUAA/SU Foundation.
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1871 Old Main Dr.
Shippensburg, PA 17257
SU Alumni Association Refund Policy:
Due to contractual obligations, refunds for events will not be granted for anyone who does not attend or who cancels after the reservation deadline.