The Du Bois Orchestra will be holding auditions for the upcoming spring season!
We are looking for Violins, Violas, and Basses. Cellists will be considered for the sub list.
Founded in 2015, the Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard offers members of the Harvard community, as well as Boston-area musicians more generally, the opportunity to perform both the standard and historically neglected repertoire of the classical canon. Inspired by the work of Harvard alumnus and civil rights icon W.E.B. Du Bois, our mission is to raise awareness in the community and on campus about issues of social exclusion in classical music. We in the Du Bois community see music-making and listening not only as a means by which to break down aesthetic stereotypes but as a model for constructive societal dialogue. The Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard engages in community outreach and educational programming as a recognized student organization through the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
The Du Bois Orchestra encourages a high level of musicianship while also fostering a sense of community within the orchestra and with the audience/community.Since its inception, the Du Bois Orchestra has consistently performed works by underrepresented as a part of its core mission, performing works such as:
Mississippi Suite by Florence Price---Lyric for Strings by George Walker---Symphony No. 1 by Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges---Ouverture per piccola orchestra by Hans Krasa---Lobgesang by Fanny Mendelssohn---and many others.
The Du Bois Orchestra will be performing the following works for the upcoming concert series:
Poeme - Chausson (with soloist - Thomas Cooper)---Romeo and Juliet - TchaikovskySorrow Songs - Murata (world premiere)---Lincoln Walks at Midnight - Florence Price (world premiere)
November 13 7-9pm---November 27 7-9pm---December 4 7-9pm---December 11 7-9pm---January 15 7-9pm---January 22 7-9pm---January 29 7-9pm---February 5 7-9pm---February 12 7-9pm at First Church---February 19 7-9pm at First Church---February 21 7-9pm Dress Rehearsal at First Church---February 23 concert 8pm, 6pm call time at First Church