Spring 2012: Music
Concerts give zing to spring
Highlights of the over 100 musical performances presented on campus this spring at various venues include the following concerts, all taking place in Sanders Theatre at 8 pm, unless otherwise noted.
Harvard Baroque Chamber Orchestra (HBCO; Phoebe Carrai, conductor) joins the Harvard University Choir (Ed Jones, conductor) for its spring Cantata Concert, “Music of Bach,” on March 4 in The Memorial Church. For ARTS FIRST, HBCO goes back to Bach with the Brandenburg Concertos 3-5 on April 28, and the University Choir performs a program to be announced on April 29, both at the church.
Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum (HRCM; Andrew G. Clark, conductor) presents the “40th Anniversary Concert,” which includes Rachmaninoff’s Vespers, on February 18; HRCM teams with Harvard Glee Club, Radcliffe Choral Society and professional orchestra and soloists for Mozart’s Requiem on March 2. Harvard Radcliffe Chorus (Kevin C. Leong, conductor) performs Schubert’s Mass in A-flat on April 20.
Kuumba Singers of Harvard College presents the 42nd Annual Archie C. Epps Spring Concert on April 21.
Harvard Wind Ensemble (Mark Olson, conductor), part of the Harvard University Bands (Tom Everett, director), performs “The Music of Vincent Persichetti” on March 3 and “Miles Ahead: Music Associated with Miles Davis” on April 21, both at Lowell Hall. Harvard Jazz Bands (Tom Everett and Mark Olson, conductors) and guest artists are also featured in “Blue Note: Then and Now” on April 14.
Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra (Federico Cortese, conductor) performs works by Falla, Debussy and Ravel in an ARTS FIRST concert on April 28.