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The Miami University Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th anniversary season.
The Miami University Symphony Orchestra celebrates its 100th anniversary season.

Miami University Symphony Orchestra concert dedicated to Daniel Pearl World Music Days Oct. 7

By Susan Meikle, university news and communications 

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The Miami University Symphony Orchestra (shown here in spring 2016) gave its premiere performance on Dec. 15, 1916 (photo by Scott Kissell).

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Ricardo Averbach, celebrates its centennial season with a  concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, in Hall Auditorium. 

The free concert is dedicated to the 15th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days

The program will include Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica,” which has been considered the greatest symphony of all times by 151 of the world’s top conductors, according to a survey announced in the August 2016 edition of the BBC Music Magazine. 

Daniel Pearl World Music Days is an international network of concerts that use the power of music to promote cross-cultural understanding and remind people of all cultures and religions that we share a common humanity.

The event, which embodies the theme "Harmony for Humanity," was created as a response to Pearl's 2002 kidnapping and murder at the hands of extremists in Karachi, Pakistan.

Since 2002, Daniel Pearl World Music Days has encompassed more than 13,900 performances in 140 countries.