Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard

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The Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard was founded in 2015 by Karen Cueva and Kai Johannes Polzhofer, and is a space for high-quality symphonic music making on campus.

While primarily composed of members from the Harvard community, the Du Bois Orchestra at Harvard seeks to integrate a diversity of perspectives. We include musicians from New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Boston University, Longy School of Music, and Berklee College of Music.


“What has this Beauty to do with the world? What has Beauty to do with Truth and Goodness—with the facts of the world and the right actions of men? ‘Nothing’, the artists rush to answer. They may be right. I am but an humble disciple of art and cannot presume to say. I am one who tells the truth and exposes evil and seeks with Beauty and for Beauty to set the world right. That somehow, somewhere eternal and perfect Beauty sits above Truth and Right I can conceive, but here and now and in the world in which I work they are for me unseparated and inseparable.”
                                                                                                                     W.E.B Du Bois