While the orchestra provides an engaging community for advanced orchestral playing at Harvard, it also seeks to make music a means of overcoming social exclusion.
The seminal Harvard sociologist W.E.B. Du Bois, who combined music, sociology, and philosophy to fight for social equity, serves as inspiration for our orchestra.
We engage with social issues by understanding that classical music is a key for authentic dialogue for and beyond aspects of social class, income, educational background, race, and gender.
Educational outreach concerts for youth is an integral part of our understanding that art music brings unites individuals with diverse experiences that enrich discourse through art.
We believe that leveraging our power and privilege as artists and scholars to share the power of music broadly creates a more inclusive sphere to interact with classical music on a deeper level.