Shepherd School on Tour

Beginning Feb. 14, check out this page for daily stories and photos as the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra embarks on its first-ever tour, with debut performances at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Bal­timore Feb. 15 and at Carnegie Hall in New York Feb. 18.

Latest News & Updates

February 20, 2014

Welcome home, orchestra!

Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra returned from its East Coast tour Feb. 20. The tour included performances at Baltimore’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Feb….

February 19, 2014

Rice students, alumni, families and friends celebrate Shepherd School Carnegie debut

Rice President David Leebron, Shepherd School of Music Dean Robert Yekovich and Dean of Humanities Nicolas Shumway welcomed patrons, alumni and trustees at a reception in the Shorin Club Room of Carnegie Hall prior to the Shepherd School’s debut.

February 19, 2014

Shepherd School orchestra makes Carnegie Hall debut

The sound of thunderous applause and a standing ovation concluded both the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra’s debut performance at Carnegie Hall Feb. 18 and the orchestra’s East Coast tour.

February 18, 2014

It’s (almost) showtime!

It’s almost showtime! Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra takes the stage at Carnegie Hall Feb. 18 in advance of their evening debut performance, part of the orchestra’s East Coast tour. For more tour coverage, visit http://news.rice.edu/shepherd-school-on-tour/.

February 18, 2014

Starting them early

During the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra’s rehearsal at New York’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music in preparation for the Feb. 18 Carnegie Hall debut, bassoonist Tommy Morrison takes time out for an impromptu lesson with two young onlookers.

February 17, 2014

Rice violin professor Cho-Liang Lin: Carnegie Hall ‘has ability to move you’

“There’s nothing like the sound of performing at Carnegie Hall.”

February 17, 2014

Big Apple-bound

After months of planning and practice, Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra departed for New York today for the second leg of its East Coast tour – the Feb. 18 debut at Carnegie Hall.

February 17, 2014

Start spreading the news!

A sign outside of New York’s famed Carnegie Hall announces the Feb. 18 debut performance of Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra. The concert is part of the orchestra’s East Coast tour. For more tour coverage, visit http://news.rice.edu/shepherd-school-on-tour/.

February 16, 2014

Traveling in style

How do the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra’s largest instruments make the 3,000-mile roundtrip for the orchestra’s East Coast tour? By traveling in style, with “mummy-like” cargo cases weighing more than 100 pounds each. The custom-built cases are taller than an average-sized adult. Orchestra Manager Kaaren Fleisher is pictured with the orchestra’s nine double-bass cases.

February 16, 2014

Owls and friends celebrate Shepherd School’s East Coast tour in Baltimore

Following the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra’s debut at Baltimore’s Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, the Shepherd School hosted a reception for students, alumni, family and friends attending the concert.

February 16, 2014

Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra makes Meyerhoff debut

Nearly 80 years following Rachmaninoff’s triumphant debut of “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” in Baltimore, Rice University’s Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra traveled to the Charm City to offer their take on the Russian composer’s masterpiece and two other works in their debut performance at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

February 15, 2014

‘Chilling’ at The Meyerhoff

A group of Shepherd School students took a break for some chilly winter fun before an orchestra rehearsal at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall in Baltimore. The Meyerhoff performance on Feb. 15 is the first stop on the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra’s East Coast tour. For more tour coverage, visit http://news.rice.edu/shepherd-school-on-tour/.

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