Distributed October 8, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mark Nickel

Inauguration Weekend Update

Jessye Norman forced to cancel her appearance;
Brown Orchestra, Tougaloo Choir to perform Oct. 14 at 5 p.m.

Because of international travel difficulties, soprano Jessye Norman has been forced to cancel her appearance at Brown University on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001. The Brown University Orchestra will perform the concert, which will feature an appearance by the Tougaloo College Concert Choir, at 5 p.m. in Meehan Auditorium.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Due to international travel difficulties resulting from the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, internationally acclaimed soprano Jessye Norman has been forced to cancel her Inauguration Weekend performance with the Brown University Orchestra.

The Orchestra will perform the concert at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, 2001, in Meehan Auditorium. The concert is open to the public without charge. Please note the change in time. The concert had been scheduled for 9 p.m.

The Orchestra’s program will include Joan Tower’s For an Uncommon Woman, performed in honor of Brown’s 18th president, Ruth J. Simmons, as well as George Gershwin’s An American in Paris and the overture from Giuseppe Verdi’s La Forza del Destino.

The University is pleased to announce that the Tougaloo College Concert Choir, which will be visiting campus for the Inauguration worship service Sunday at 9 a.m. in the Meeting House of the First Baptist Church in America, will join the orchestra for the Sunday evening concert.