To the Class of 2016:

Congratulations and welcome to Harvard! We at the Bach Society Orchestra are greatly looking forward to meeting you, and inviting you to be a part of the musical scene here on campus. It may be difficult to sift through the hundreds of opportunities offered to undergraduates, but if you have any questions, music or otherwise, please don't hesitate to ask any one of us.

If you would like to play in an orchestra as an extracurricular activity, we invite you to come audition for the Bach Society Orchestra (affectionately known as BachSoc). We are a completely student-run chamber orchestra, representing a strong musical tradition at Harvard for the last 57 years. Performing in four concerts a year, we are committed to high-quality music and fostering a close-knit community. This season, we are tackling some fantastic repertoire all across the classical music spectrum, including Beethoven's well-known Symphony No. 5, Vivaldi's "The Four Seasons," more recent works by Webern and Adès, and a magnificent concert featuring our favorite composer - Bach! We also are planning an early retreat to St. Mark's School in September, to be added to our other social activities throughout the year, including many post-concert parties and the annual Feed.

We look forward to meeting you when you arrive in the fall! Please feel free to contact us by email at bachsoc@hcs.harvard.edu. Our website also includes an FAQ section that answers other questions about BachSoc and music in general at Harvard. Enjoy the rest of your summer, and see you in September.

Lucien Werner '13, Music Director
On Behalf of the Senior Staff of the Bach Society Orchestra