Our 2019-2020 Season

Friday, October 11th

Paine Concert Hall, 8pm
  • Jacob More Old Wine in New Bottles
  • Bacewicz Concerto for String Orchestra
  • Beethoven Symphony no. 7 in A Major

Friday, November 15th

Paine Concert Hall, 8pm
    "A Night at the Opera"
  • Rossini Overture to La Gazza Ladra
  • Donizetti "Bella siccome un angelo" from Don Pasquale — Henrique Neves, baritone
  • Borodin Polovtsian Dances from Prince Igor — Manuel Abecasis, conductor
  • Gounod "Que fais-tu, blanche turturelle" from Romeo et Juliette — Benjamin Wenzelberg, countertenor
  • Mozart "La ci darem la mano" from Don Giovanni — Alexander Chen, baritone, and Madeleine Snow, soprano
  • Massenet Meditation from Thaïs — Max Tan, violin
  • R. Strauss 2nd Waltz Sequence from Der Rosenkavalier

Saturday, February 29th

Paine Concert Hall, 8pm
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 — Manuel Abecasis, conductor
  • Brian Shedding Skin — World Premiere
  • Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102 — Katherine Woo, violin, and Ethan Cobb, cello
  • — Mr. Cobb is the winner of the 2019-2020 Bach Society Orchestra concerto competition. —

Saturday, April 25th

Paine Concert Hall, 8pm
  • C. Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
  • Sibelius Symphony no. 5 in Eb major

** Season schedule subject to change.


The Bach Society Orchestra hosts two annual competitions - the Concerto competition and the Composition competition - to promote the recognition of musical excellence at Harvard.

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