Image of the Temple University Symphony Orchestra violins being conducted by Kensho Watanabe
Maestro Kensho Watanabe Leading the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs
Photo: Jessica Griffin

On March 20, the Temple University Symphony Orchestra and Choirs returned to the Kimmel Cultural Campus for the first time since 2019 to perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 under the baton of guest conductor Kensho Watanabe.

As part of the annual concert event, Boyer College presented its 2022 Boyer College Tribute Award to music therapy alumna and visiting professor Tamsen Ann Ziff, BYR '16. The evening was marked by a very special surprise performance by internationally renowned soprano Renée Fleming, a friend of Ziff's who was thrilled to join us in honoring her. Fleming was accompanied by pianist, alumnus and adjunct jazz faculty member Tim Brey, BYR '12 in a beautiful rendition of Jerome Kern's beloved song "All the Things You Are."

Enjoy a few photos from the event!

Photo credit: Jessica Griffin