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Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra is the biggest and oldest orchestra on campus, with 80 members from the undergraduate community. In 1950, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra started making music with a degree of seriousness never-before seen at the University. In the 60s and 70s the orchestra continued to improve in quality and reputation as it took tours to Mexico, Washington, D.C. and Canada. The 80s and 90s saw tours of the former Soviet Union, Asia, Europe and Italy. Since the turn of the century, HRO has toured Brazil, Canada, Cuba, the Middle East, South Korea and the Philippines and Argentina.

Federico Cortese, Music Director  From the moment of his debut in September 1998, stepping in at short notice to conduct Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 in place of an ailing Seiji Ozawa, Federico Cortese's work as Assistant Conductor of the Boston Symphony was widely praised. Serving in that position from 1998-2003, Mr. Cortese led the Boston Symphony several times in Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood. Additionally, he has served as Music Director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras since 1999 and is currently Music Director of the New England String Ensemble and Associate Conductor of the Asian Youth Symphony Orchestra.

2019-2020 Season:

Beethoven's Birthday Bash Concert - March 1, 2020
Program includes Beethoven, Symphony No. 5Violin Concerto, featuring Stella Chen; and Leonore Overture No. 3, featuring student conductor Caleb Shi '23.

Spring Concert - April 18, 2020
Program includes Stravinsky, Rite of Spring; Schoenberg, Verklarte Nacht; Debussy, Nuages and Fetes from Three Nocturnes.

Individual Concert Ticket Prices: Full Price: $20.00 / Students & Children under 18: Free
Season Subscripton Prices: (4 concerts): Full Price: $60.00 / Students & Children under 18: Free


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