North America's oldest symphony orchestra.



Founded in 1808,

the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra traces its roots back to the day six Harvard men first formed the Pierian Sodality, an organization dedicated to the consumption of brandy and cigars as well as the serenading of young ladies. Its midnight expeditions were not confined to Cambridge, but extended to Watertown, Brookline, Roxbury, Jamaica Plain, Boston, and more.


Harvard's preeminent symphony orchestra.

Our upcoming performances:

March 1 Beethoven's Birthday Bash

The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra invites you to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday with us. Enjoy an evening of Beethoven pieces, featuring student conductor Caleb Shi and violin soloist Stella Chen.


August 14 Summer Stravinsky Spectacular

As we move into the summer, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra invites you to an evening of celebration for one Igor Stravinsky. Join us on August 14th for a digital concert you won’t soon forget.


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