Music

Bach Society Orchestra’s Japan Benefit

April 13, 2011

The Bach Society Orchestra gave a benefit concert to a sold out Sanders theater on March 26th, with proceeds going to the relief efforts after the earthquake in Japan. The change of venue—BachSoc usually performs in Paine Hall—was a challenge for the small orchestra, but it brought them a large, appreciative audience that gave...

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LHO’s Candide: A Vocal and Orchestral Showcase

April 7, 2011

After productions of Tosca, Otello, and Turandot, it was rather refreshing to see the Lowell House Opera return to the lighter fare of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide.  Based on Voltaire’s famous satire, the opera is full of catchy tunes, hilarity, and moral lessons as the young Candid encounters many a trial and tribulation after he...

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Callbacks Sterling

April 7, 2011

If there were one word to describe the Callbacks’ 25th Anniversary “Sterling” Jam, it would be “cool.” The show, interspersed with touching speeches honoring their seniors, performances from over 60 alumni, and a look at the surprising and varied roots of the Callbacks’ founding, demonstrated the immense enthusiasm and emotion all the members feel...

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Solid A Cappella Sampler for Junior Parents

March 29, 2011

The Junior Parents’ Weekend a cappella jam had a lot working against it, from its Friday afternoon time to its brevity to its awkward insertion after Drew Faust’s welcome address and a panel of speakers addressing junior parents. It would be unfair and impossible to compare it to Harvard’s more typical a cappella jams—packed,...

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HRO Gets its Romance On

March 14, 2011

Selling out Sander’s Theater is no easy feat, but one that the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra managed last Friday night as they presented an evening of Romantic Russian music to a packed house of students and excited parents. Although the program was not what one might call ‘diverse,’ HRO showed wonderful mastery of all three...

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Well Played Indeed: Brattle Street Chamber Players

January 2, 2011

Good humor and great musicianship carried the night at the Brattle Street Chamber Players’ fall concert in Paine Hall. Nobody tripped even on the most difficult of passages, but most strikingly, the players visibly and audibly kept in close communication with each other and with the audience throughout the performance. The opening “jig” movement...

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XXV: The Veritones’ 25th Anniversary Jam

November 29, 2010
XXV: The Veritones’ 25th Anniversary Jam

On Saturday, November 20th, “paleotones” and “mezzotones” alike came together from across the country to celebrate the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones’ 25th anniversary in Sanders Theater. The excitement and pan-Veritone love was palpable from the very beginning, as alumni from as far back as the class of ’89 (the so-called “paleotones”) gathered to sing with the...

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Elegance and Exuberance: The Holden Choirs’ Fall Concert

November 14, 2010

On Saturday, October 30, the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum (HRCM) and the Radcliffe Choral Society (RCS) gave a memorable performance in Sanders Theatre, entitled “Elegance and Exuberance.”  HRCM opened the evening with “The Choral Dances” from Britten’s Gloriana, a spectacular beginning to a very impressive concert. The opening piece, “Yes He Is Time,” was sung...

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JamLoko: The Healthier Four Loko

November 11, 2010

While the health warnings being released suggest that Four Loko fans should drink less of their beverage of choice, consumption of the Harvard LowKeys and Callbacks is encouraged.  On Friday, October 22 at 8pm in Sanders Theatre, both groups performed well in their first big show of the year. The night began with the...

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A Musical Montage: Harvard Band Concert

November 8, 2010

The Monday Jazz Band, Wind Ensemble, and University Band gave a joint concert to a small audience in Sanders on Friday, October 29th. Each of the bands had moments of high energy and enthusiasm, offsetting their sometimes ineffective attempts at getting the quiet audience to participate. Though tuning and other technical issues were evident...

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