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Serving as a kickoff to both Tech Week and Commencement exercises, the centennial Tech Night at Pops performance on Thursday, June 5 at Symphony Hall will feature two members of MIT's music faculty as soloists in a program conducted by Boston Pops Laureate Conductor John Williams.
Pianist David Deveau, senior lecturer at MIT, will be featured as soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488. Mr. Deveau is a chamber musician and has appeared as soloist with orchestras throughout North America, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and multiple appearances with the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Soprano soloist Ellen T. Harris, Class of 1949 Professor of Music and MIT's first Associate Provost for the Arts, will make her Boston Pops debut with selections from My Fair Lady. As a vocalist, Professor Harris has performed a diverse repertoire ranging from early opera to the National Anthem at Fenway Park.
The Tech Night program will also include Bugler's Dream and Olympic Fanfare by John Williams, Gluck's Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 and a musical tribute to Jerome Robbins.
Any tickets still available for Tech Night at the Pops will be sold on the day of the performance (Thursday, June 5) at Kresge Auditorium from noon-6pm. For more information, call x3-8203.
A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 21, 1997.