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Paying tribute to provost in song

  • [Alan Harrison speaks with a guest]
    Alan Harrison was appointed Queen's provost and vice-principal (academic) in 2011. He is stepping down from the position on July 31, 2016. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
  • [Alan and Jan Harrison]
    Alan Harrison and his wife Jan at the world premiere performance of Tafelmusik’s “Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House." (Photo by Bernard Clark)
  • [Alan Harrison speaks with Aboriginal Council co-chair Marlene Brant Castellano]
    Alan Harrison speaks with Marlene Brant Castellano, co-chair of the Aboriginal Council of Queen's University. (Photo by Bernard Clark)
  • [Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in performance]
    Tafelmusik performs "The Tales of Two Cities: The Leipzig-Damascus Coffee House" at The Isabel on May 17. (Photo by Bruce Zinger)
  • [Alan Harrison shares a laugh with Tricia Baldwin]
    Alan Harrison and Tricia Baldwin, Director of the Isabel, share a laugh during the event on May 17. (Photo by Bernard Clark)

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.