Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 to be performed at annual Rice concert

Rice University
Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations


David Ruth

Amy McCaig

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 to be performed at annual Rice concert

HOUSTON – (Jan. 18, 2017) – The noble melodies and stately rhythms of Beethoven’s famed Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” will be performed by the Rice University Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra at the 2017 Shepherd Society’s Family Concert. The event is free and open to the public.

Who: Rice Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra.

What: 2017 Shepherd Society’s Family Concert.

When: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28.

Where: Stude Concert Hall, inside Alice Pratt Brown Hall, Rice University, 6100 Main St.

The orchestra will be under the direction of Larry Rachleff, the Walter Kris Hubert Professor of Orchestra Conducting, with Rachel Buchman, head of Young Children’s Division of the Michael P. Hammond Preparatory Program, serving as narrator and David Mamedov, a Shepherd School graduate student in piano chamber music and accompany, featured on the piano.

The annual event, sponsored by the Shepherd Society, will provide an opportunity for attendees to meet members of the orchestra and see and hear orchestra instruments up close. In addition, attendees will be able to take a “guided tour” of a Beethoven piano sonata.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The event is recommended for ages 6 and older. For more information, call 713-348-3492, email or visit For a map showing options for parking, go to

The Shepherd Society is the giving society for the Shepherd School of Music. Members provide important scholarship support for the talented young musicians at the Shepherd School of Music.

For more information, contact Amy McCaig, senior media relations specialist at Rice, at 713-348-6777 or


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About Amy McCaig

Amy is a senior media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.