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A Joyful Tribute to Ruth Simmons

The Brown University Orchestra & Chorus join forces with the Providence College Festival Chorus to perform a gala concert at The VETS on March 3, 2012, paying tribute to Brown University President Ruth J. Simmons.

Saturday - March 3, 2012 - 8 p.m.
The VETS Providence


Tickets are $10 - $25

A limited number of Premium seats will be available for purchase to benefit
Community MusicWorks.  





Ticket Prices

$100 Premium*
$25 Adult
$15 Senior
$10 Student

*includes post-concert Champagne Toast with President Simmons


For tickets:

Phone purchases (401) 421-ARTS or (401) 421-2787

The VETS Box Office is located at PPAC
220 Weybosset Street Providence RI.

Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.   

The VETS on site Box Office will be open on the day of event.


The image above is part of the President's academic regalia.
The president’s academic gown, and the golden chain and pendant that adorn her neck, became the official presidential regalia during the University’s bicentennial celebration in 1964—65; the robe was designed by the late Anne S.K. (Mrs. John Nicholas) Brown, an expert on military and ceremonial dress. The chain and pendant which is worn on ceremonial occasions when the mace is carried, was an anonymous gift of an honorary alumnus in 1965. The golden chain contains ten scallop shells, heraldic symbols of goodness and wisdom, which are joined at the bottom by a larger shell. Alternating with the shells are links composed of pairs of facing B’s, reminiscent of Brown’s two centuries. On the top of the chain is the seal of Rhode Island. Suspended from the large scallop shell is the coat of arms of the University, finished in enamel. The scallop shell is linked to the chain by clusters of ivy which join it to the two earlier seals of Rhode Island College. The chain was presented by Chancellor H. Stanford McLeod on behalf of the donor at the Alumni Dinner preceding the Commencement of 1965, at which President Barnaby C. Keeney wore it for the first time. The chain was later reported to be a gift of President Wriston.

From Encyclopedia Brunoniana by Martha Mitchell, copyright 1993 by the Brown University Library.