Looking Back at the 2000's

We hope you enjoy this collection of posters and articles chronicling the 2000's. In the near future each of these seasons will be represented in our mp3 library. We are fortunate to present to you many of these posters as their original electronic files. Note that all Crimson archive articles, each of which is viewable in a separate browser window upon selecting the respective link, are copyrighted materials of the Harvard Crimson.

2000-01 Season

Grace Kao '01, Music Director

2001-02 Season

Lembit Beecher '02, Music Director

2002-03 Season

Sean Henry Ryan '03, Music Director



The Crimson profiled outgoing conductor Sean Henry Ryan '03 and incoming conductor Alexander Misono '04 before the final April concert: Crimson Article - April 25, 2003.

2003-04 Season

Alexander Misono '04, Music Director



Read about Alex's selection as Music Director and the tradition of undergraduate conductors of BachSoc: Crimson Article - April 25, 2003.

Read a Crimson review of BachSoc's opening concert on October 31: Crimson Article - November 3, 2003

The Crimson interviewed violinist Stefan Jackiw '07 in preparation for his performance of the Barber Violin Concerto with BachSoc: Crimson Article - December 12, 2003

2004-05 Season: Celebrating Our 50th Anniversary

Alexander Brash '06, Music Director



2005-06 Season

Daniel Chetel '06, Music Director


Crimson Article - March 6, 2006

Crimson Article - April 30, 2006

2006-07 Season

Aram Demirjian '08, Music Director


Of the orchestra's first concert, The Crimson wrote: "Demirjian seemed in his element as he guided the orchestra to an graceful and unified closing of the movement - something that is beyond the reach of many student orchestras. After the symphony ended with a bang, the audience got on their feet for enthusiastic and well-deserved applause." Crimson Article - October 29, 2006

Crimson Article - March 4, 2007

BachSoc former Music Director and Pulitzer Prize winner John Adams '69 wins the 2007 Harvard Arts Medal: Crimson Article - May 2, 2007

2007-08 Season

Aram Demirjian '08, Music Director


2008-09 Season

John Sullivan '09, Music Director


2009-10 Season

Yuga Cohler '11, Music Director



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