Ticketing Information

The Bach Society Orchestra offers free admission to all concerts. However, we ask that you reserve your tickets online, available up to two weeks in advance. Subject to availability, tickets may also be obtained at the door starting one hour prior to curtain.

The Bach Society Orchestra usually performs in John Knowles Paine Concert Hall at Harvard. Paine Hall is located north of the Science Center. The entrance to Paine Hall faces the small grassy quadrangle that is behind both the Littauer building and the white Gannett house directly opposite the Cambridge Common.

John Knowles Paine Concert Hall
Music Building
3 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Local parking is very limited. We recommend public transportation; the Harvard Square T stop on the Red Line is within comfortable walking distance. Metered parking spaces may be available along Oxford Street and Massachusetts Avenue. Parking meters are free of charge on Sundays and after 6pm on all days.


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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Bach Society Orchestra
Music Building
Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


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