Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra

Purpose Statement

The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (HRO), America's oldest symphony orchestra, enters its 205th season this year under the musical direction of Maestro Federico Cortese. HRO's repertoire ranges from classical masterpieces to emerging contemporary pieces. The 100-person orchestra rehearses every Monday and Thursday evening and performs four major concerts in Sanders Theater each year. The group also holds the annual James Yannatos Concerto Competition, which is open to all undergraduates (in October). The Orchestra has toured extensively since 1967 and, most recently, the Middle East in 2013 and Cuba in 2011. Auditions are held at the end of Freshman Week in September. Contact President Aviva Hakanoglu '14 (ahakanoglu@college.harvard.edu) for more information.

Organization Information