Miami University Symphony Orchestra Oct. 9

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ricardo Averbach, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, in Hall Auditorium. The free concert is in honor of the 12th annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days.

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The Miami University Symphony orchestra, conducted by Ricardo Averbach, will perform Oct. 9.

The program will feature Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor,” with Bruce Murray, soloist. Murray, professor and chair of the department of music, has presented more than 1,000 concerts as recitalist, chamber musician and soloist with orchestras.  He is known particularly for his performances of Bach, Beethoven and Liszt and for his commitment to new music.

During the monthlong Daniel Pearl World Music Days, musicians and artists from around the world will use the international language of music in a call for fellowship and unity across cultural divides. Since its inception in 2002, more than 11,000 performances in 129 countries have been dedicated to "Harmony to Humanity" in the memory of Daniel Pearl. Pearl, an avid violinist and fiddler, was South Asia Bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal and was kidnapped and murdered by terrorists in Pakistan shortly after 9/11.