Paying tribute to provost in song

Paying tribute to provost in song

By Communications Staff

May 18, 2016


The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts dedicated the May 17 world premiere performance of Tafelmusik’s “Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House” to Alan Harrison, in recognition of his contributions to Queen’s University as provost and vice-principal (academic).

Harrison was appointed Queen’s provost and vice-principal (academic) in 2011. He is stepping down from the position on July 31, 2016.

The musicians of Tafelmusik – recognized as one of the top baroque orchestras in the world – were in residence at the Isabel as they rehearsed the new program, which explores the common love and appreciation of coffee and music found in the German city Leipzig and the Syrian capital Damascus, particularly during the 18th century.