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Smith College Orchestra Continues Celebration of One Hundredth Anniversary

The Smith College Orchestra will continues its centenary celebration with a Carnegie Hall debut performance of Beethoven's Symphony #9 under the baton of Jonathan Hirsh (BA, Amherst College '86, MM '89, DMA '96, University of Michigan), Smith College Director of Orchestral and Choral Activities and Senior Lecturer in Music. The Orchestra will be joined by the Smith College Glee Club and Chorus and the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club.

Smith College graduates Inna Dukach '94, soprano and Dianna Daly Betit '91, mezzo-soprano, University of Michigan graduate Paul Mow (BA '96, BM '99), tenor, and University of Michigan Faculty member Stephen Lusmann, baritone, will perform as soloists.

The concert will include individual performances by the Smith College Choral groups, under the direction of Smith College Lecturer Deanna Joseph (BS, Duquesne University '01, MM, Eastman School of Music '04), and the University of Michigan Men's Glee Club, directed by Stephen Lusmann.

The Carnegie hall concert takes place in Stern Auditorium on Wednesday, May 11 at 8 p.m. For ticket information visit or /orchestra. After March 11, tickets will be available only at the Carnegie hall box office or online at

Prior to the Carnegie hall event, the entire program will be performed in John M. Greene Hall at Smith College on Monday, May 9th.

These performances culminate a year of celebration, which began in May, 2004 with the Smith College Orchestra's highly acclaimed tour of Trinidad and Tobago.

The orchestra gave its first public concert in 1904.

Smith College Carnegie Hall Concert
Wednesday, May 11th, 8pm

Ticket Prices and Procedures

Please refer to the attached diagrams for assistance in determining your seating preference.

As outlined on the Ticket Order Form, before January 15th and before March 1st tickets will be available by mail at a discount. Requests will be processed in order by the postmark date. Ticket requests may be emailed to:, with Carnegie tickets in the subject line. Orders will be processed upon receiving the check.
After March 11th, tickets will be available only through the Carnegie Hall box office, in person, or via the following link:
or by phone at (212) 247-7800

Transportation to New York City

A bus will be available to take people to New York and back on May 11.
The bus will cost $30, and will leave from Northampton at 1pm
The bus will drop people off at Carnegie Hall at approximately 4:30 pm, in time to enjoy dinner before the concert.
The bus will depart after the concert and will arrive back in Northampton at approximately 1:30am.

This will save you the cost and the headache of finding (and paying for) parking, as well as the hassle of driving into New York City.

While we expect people to take advantage of this offer, if for some reason we do not have enough people to fill the bus, we will have to cancel the bus. If that occurs, we will of course refund the cost of the bus ticket in full.

If you would like to reserve a space on the bus, please indicate this on the ticket order from below and include the cost in your payment.

Click here for printable Ticket Order Form