Music

2015 Nov 21

Harvard Night at the Symphony (Freshmen Only)

6:30pm to 10:30pm

Location: 

Symphony Hall, Boston

Symphony HallFreshmen Only: You Are Cordially Invited to “Harvard Night at the Symphony”
ADMISSION FREE AND LIMITED TO 50 FRESHMEN. Sign up for Freshman who did not attend the previous “Harvard Night at the Symphony” begins on Thursday, November 12 at 2 PM. Remaining tickets will be distributed to freshmen who did attend previously beginning on Tuesday, November 17 at 2 PM. Sign up in person at the Office for the Arts, 74 Mt. Auburn St. (at Holyoke St.)

This series of free field trips throughout the academic year to attend concerts by the acclaimed Boston Symphony Orchestra at historic Symphony Hall is co-sponsored by the Freshman Dean’s Office “Through the Gates” program and the Office for the Arts at Harvard. Round-trip bus transportation will be provided, and the evening includes a pre-concert reception hosted by a BSO musician.

November 21 Concert: works by J.S. Bach, Berg and Shostakovich, featuring Andris Nelsons, conductor, and Isabelle Faust, violin.

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2018 Apr 29

Dudley House Orchestra Spring Concert

1:30pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St

Spring Program 2018 Max Murray, conductor Béla Bartók, Divertimento for String Orchestra Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 9

Presented by: Dudley House Orchestra
Tickets: Full Price: $10.00; Students, Seniors (65+), Harvard ID: $5.00
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Spring Program 2018
Max Murray, conductor
Béla Bartók, Divertimento for String Orchestra
Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 9

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2018 May 11

Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus: Invocation to Music

8:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St

The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus presents the U.S. premiere of Charles Hubert H. Parry's "Invocation to Music". Also Parry's "Blest Pair of Sirens" and "Jerusalem".

Presented by: Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus
Tickets: Full Price: $20.00; Seniors (65+): $15.00; Students: Free
How to get tickets: The Harvard Box Office 617-496-2222

Charles Hubert H. Parry's Invocation to Music also Blest Pair of Sirens and Jerusalem.

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2018 Apr 28

Silk Road Ensemble, Parker Quartet, Brattle Street Chamber Players

11:00am

Location: 

ARTS FIRST Plaza Tent

The Silkroad Ensemble, Parker Quartet (Blodgett Artists-in- Residence, Department of Music) and the Brattle Street Chamber Players of Harvard College join up in a bold and intimate concert featuring more than a dozen musicians in a one-of-a-kind experience that reminds us of the power of creative collaboration across genres and generations.

Founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma ’76 in 1998, the Silkroad Ensemble creates music that engages difference, sparking radical cultural collaboration and passion-driven learning to build a more hopeful world. Silkroad has been affiliated with...

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2018 Apr 21

Bach Society Orchestras's Season Finale Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

Paine Hall

Don't miss the Bach Society Orchestra's season finale concert, featuring Variations: Coming Home by Victoria Tong '20, Winner of the 2017-2018 Composition Competition and internationally renowned pianist Tony Yang '20 in Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor. We will also be performing Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major. Reuben Stern '20 and Gordon Ma '19 conduct. Reserve your free tickets at bachsoc.org.

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2018 Apr 21

Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard Concert

8:00pm

Location: 

University Lutheran Church

The Du Bois Orchestra will be performing a free concert on Saturday, April 21, at 8 PM at University Lutheran Church in Harvard Square (66 Winthrop Street Cambridge, MA 02138). This concert is the second in a series honoring the 150th birthday of W.E.B. Du Bois, the first African American to receive a PhD from Harvard.

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2018 Apr 15

Pops Spaces Out

4:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street

Be a Rocket Man (John) with the Harvard Pops Orchestra and travel to a distant planet in the 31st century, dominated by 2 rival companies. Meet our Romeo and Juliet (Tchaikovsky): Cade and Luna. See How Far They’ll Go (Miranda) to overcome the divisions between them. The Star Wars (Williams) will rage as our heroes try to solve this Space Oddity (Bowie). Watch in Rhapsody in Blue (Gershwin) as the adventure unfolds.

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2018 Apr 21

Harvard Wind Ensemble and Sunday Jazz Band present "Weclome to Harvard"

6:00pm

Location: 

Lowell Lecture Hall, 17 Kirkland Street

The Harvard Sunday Jazz Band and Harvard Wind Ensemble will present a special Visitas concert to welcome the class of 2022.

The Sunday Jazz Band perform  Mongo Santamaria’s “Afro Blue,” Mario Bauza's “Zambia” and Kenny Dorham’s “Una Ma.” The Harvard Wind Ensemble will perform Vincent Persichetti’s “Divertimento” and Guy Woolfenden’s “Illyrian Dances.” The Wind Ensemble will also include works by Leroy Anderson and David Maslanka.

Presented by: Harvard Wind Ensemble and Sunday Jazz Band
Tickets: Admission is free....

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2018 May 13

Back Bay Chorale / Essential Voices: Ralph Vaughan Williams

3:00pm

Location: 

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, 45 Quincy St

Scott Allen Jarrett conducts some of British composer Ralph Vaughan William’s most beautiful choral music. From the seldom heard Towards the Unknown Region to his beloved Dona nobis pacem, you will find joy and an abiding peace. Please consider joining the Back Bay Chorale, Orchestra, and soloists on this Mother’s Day.

Presented by: Back Bay Chorale
Tickets: Full Price: $69, $56, $39, $28 Students & Seniors: $5 off / Student Rush: $15 beginning 90 minutes prior to concert, based on availability, Limit 2 per ID.
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2018 May 02

Reimagining Musical Instruments: The Sound of Impossible Objects in My Music

7:00pm

Location: 

Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge MA

During his time at the Radcliffe Institute, Camilo Mendez is composing two new chamber works using prepared musical instruments. One will be part of the compositional cycle “BURSZTYN,” and the other will be part of “Cartography of Convoluted Spaces.” The works will be performed by Yarn/Wire. This concert is an excellent opportunity to hear an innovative composer’s newest work.

Presented by: Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Admission: Free: No Tickets Required

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Finding space

Out of Orbit Teaser PhotoHarvard Pops Orchestra and Harvard Ballet Company collaborate for Out of Orbit, which combines the delight of pops and the elegance of ballet.  

By Madeleine Tolk '19
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2018 Apr 06

Spring Concert: Glee Club and Collegium Musicum

8:00pm

Location: 

The Memorial Church of Harvard University

This spring concert features the Harvard Glee Club and Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum performing choral gems spanning six centuries. Collegium will be perform the East coast premiere of To the Evening Star, by Abbie Betinis and Claude Debussy’s a cappella masterwork, Trois Chansons de Charles d’Orléans, alongside works by Rachmaninoff and Harvard College senior Fraser Weist. The Harvard Glee Club will present the world premiere of Missa in incerto tempore (The...

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