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Broadway Rocks with Marvin…and RMU!

Four RMU students were recently selected for this year’s Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) PNC Pops! All Star College Chorus. Under the direction of Robert Page, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra partners with local colleges and universities every year to form this one of a kind singing group.

Junior Samantha Koch, English; junior Nikki Rodgers, Manufacturing Engineering; sophomore Brad Perciavalle, Actuarial Science; and sophomore Paul Berard, Finance, were chosen to be part of this unique mixture of college singers, which will be performing in the symphony’s production of “Broadway Rocks!” February 25-28 at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh and March 1 at West Virginia University.

Led by Marvin Hamlisch, Pittsburgh Pops principal conductor and Henry & Elsie Hillman Endowed Chair, “Broadway Rocks!” is an evening of music from well-known Broadway hits like “Phantom of the Opera,” “Hairspray,” “Wicked,” “Mamma Mia,” “Dream Girls,” “Jersey Boys,” “Tommy,” and more. Hamlisch, an accomplished composer, was the creator of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Chorus Line” and has been the recipient of three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, a Tony, and three Golden Globe awards.

As representatives of RMU, Koch, Rodgers, Perciavalle, and Berard will join students from 10 other local universities in this year’s All-Star Chorus.

For ticket information, visit

2010 PSO Pops All Star College Chorus Performances (at Heinz Hall)

  • Thursday, Feb. 25, 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb 26, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 28, 2:30 p.m.
  • Monday, March 1, 8 p.m. (at WVU)

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