Larry Rachleff

David McCullough, the acclaimed author, historian and teacher, will deliver the commencement address at Providence College’s 100th commencement exercises on Sunday, May 20th at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence.

A master of narrative history, McCullough has won two Pulitzer prizes, two national book awards and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is the biographer of President Harry Truman  and the author of “The Johnstown Flood” and “Americans in Paris” and “The Wright Brothers,” among other works.

Courtesy Rhode Island Philharmonic

Larry Rachleff joined the Rhode Island Philharmonic as conductor in 1995. He was one of just a few finalists out of hundreds of applicants. Now, after more than two decades Rachleff is leaving his post, a rare move in the world of classical music, where conductor positions are coveted.