North America’s oldest symphony orchestra

Our History

Since its founding in 1966, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation (formerly known as the Harvard Pierian Foundation) has provided financial support and practical assistance to the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra (the “HRO”) in ways both large and small. In more recent years, the Foundation’s work has expanded to include developing opportunities for engagement of HRO alumni/æ with each other and with the HRO.

Our Mission

To sustain the traditions and aspirations of the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and to foster lifelong connections among past, present, and future generations of HRO players.

Our Goals

We seek:

  • To provide resources to enable HRO to pursue projects furthering musical excellence to be shared with audiences around the world

  • To empower HRO’s student leaders by offering business expertise and providing institutional memory

  • To encourage interaction among HRO’s players and alumni/ae and their larger communities through artistic, educational, and social programming

Our Leadership

The Foundation is led by a Board of 4 officers, 24 directors drawn from HRO alumni/ae and community supporters, and several representatives of HRO’s artistic and student leadership.

In addition, the Foundation’s work is furthered by its six standing committees: Development, Alumni Engagement, Student Relations, Communications, Finance, and Governance.

Upcoming Events

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Recent Events

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Upcoming Performance Calendar

HRO Alumni/æ and Friends of the HRO

Orchestral Performances

Performer Orchestra Location
Martha Babcock ’70 BSO (Asst. Principal) & Boston Pops (Principal Cellist) Boston, MA
Alexander Fortes ’07 Orchestra of St. Luke's (Violin) New York, NY
Andrew Lowy ’09 Los Angeles Philharmonic (2nd / E-flat Clarinet) Los Angeles, CA
Jacob Shack ’14 Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Viola) Baltimore, MD
David Sogg ’79 Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Co-Principal Bassoonist) Pittsburgh, PA
Akiko Tarumoto ’98 Los Angeles Philharmonic (Asst. Concertmaster) Los Angeles, CA
Scott Yoo ’93 Mexico City Philharmonic (Conductor) Mexico City, Mexico

Events / Performances

Date Location Performer Event (with link for tickets and information)
01/01/22 Hamburg, Germany Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Makato Ozone
01/07/22 Boston, MA Miki-Sophia Cloud ’04
Alex Fortes ’07
A Far Cry - Firefly
01/07/22
01/08/22
01/09/22
Nashville, TN George Li ’17 Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 with the Nashville Symphony
01/09/22 Key West, FL Stefan Jackiw ’07 Impromptu Classical Concerts (Junction Trio)
01/11/22 New Orleans, LA Stefan Jackiw ’07 New Orleans Friends of Music (Junction Trio)
01/11/22
01/12/22
Hamburg, Germany Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra
01/15/22 Durham, NC Stefan Jackiw ’07 Duke Performances (Junction Trio)
01/21/22 Wheeling, WV Stefan Jackiw ’07 Vivaldi and Nathan with the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra
01/22/22
01/23/22
Miami Beach, FL George Li ’17 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New World Symphony
01/29/22
01/30/22
Richmond, VA Stefan Jackiw ’07 Korngold Violin Concerto with the Richmond Symphony
02/02/22
02/03/22
Stockholm, Sweden Alan Gilbert ’89 Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler Nine
02/04/22 Amsterdam, Netherlands Davóne Tines ’09 Calder Quartet and Davóne Tines ’09
02/05/22 Jamaica Plain, MA Miki-Sophia Cloud ’04
Alex Fortes ’07
A Far Cry - Sunrise
02/11/22
02/12/22
Hamburg, Germany Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and NDR Vokalensemble
02/13/22 Baltimore, MD Stefan Jackiw ’07 Shriver Hall Concert Series (Junction Trio)
02/17/22
02/19/22
Stockholm, Sweden Alan Gilbert ’89 Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider
02/20/22
02/22/22
Prescott, AZ
Irvine, CA
George Li ’17 Solo Recital - Schumann, Chenn, List
02/23/22 Madrid, Spain Yo-Yo Ma ’76 The Bach Project
02/25/21 St. Louis, MO Robert Hart Baker ’75 St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Christine Brewer
02/25/22 San Luis Obispo, CA Scott Yoo ’93 Notable Insight: Mozart & Debussy at Festival Mozaic
02/26/22 Richmond, VA George Li ’17 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Richmond Symphony
02/26/22 Atascadero, CA Scott Yoo ’93 Dinner Event: Dvorak Piano Quartet at Festival Mozaic
02/27/22 San Luis Obispo, CA Scott Yoo ’93 Chamber Concert at Festival Mozaic
02/27/22 Hamburg, Germany Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Yuja Wang
03/04/22 Boston, MA Miki-Sophia Cloud ’04
Alex Fortes ’07
A Far Cry - Amazonia
03/07/22
03/08/22
Washington, DC
New York, NY
Yo-Yo Ma ’76 Beethoven with Ax & Kavakos
03/09/22
03/10/22
Tel Aviv, Israel Alan Gilbert ’89 Israel Philharmonic with Leif Ove Andsnes
03/12/22 Stony Brook, NY Yo-Yo Ma ’76 Beethoven with Ax & Kavakos
03/24/22 St. Augustine, FL Scott Gregg ’88 Lightner Museum
03/26/22 Tunis, Tunisia Yo-Yo Ma ’76 Yo-Yo Ma ’76 Plays Bach
03/26/22
03/27/22
Tokyo, Japan Alan Gilbert ’89 Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra at Suntory Hall
03/27/22 Deland, FL Scott Gregg ’88 Athens Theatre
03/31/22 St. Paul, MN Francesca Anderegg ’04 Schubert Club Courtroom Concerts
04/02/22 Jamaica Plain, MA Miki-Sophia Cloud ’04
Alex Fortes ’07
A Far Cry - Then and Now
04/04/22
04/05/22
04/06/22
Boston, MA Alan Gilbert ’89 Boston Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell
04/07/22 Cleveland, OH Alan Gilbert ’89 Cleveland Orchestra, Emmanuel Ax
04/08/22 New York, NY Stella Chen ’15 Chamber Music of Lincoln Center (CMS) Concert
04/08/22
04/09/22
04/10/22
Cleveland, OH Alan Gilbert ’89 Cleveland Orchestra, Emmanuel Ax
04/21/22 Danville, KY Yo-Yo Ma ’76 Yo-Yo Ma ’76 & Kathryn Stott
04/22/22 St. Louis, MO Robert Hart Baker ’75 St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra, Helen Kim
04/23/22 Great Barrington, MA Francesca Anderegg ’04 Works by Women Composers
04/23/22 Stamford, NY Francesca Anderegg ’04 Friends of Music Stamford
04/23/22 Ridgefield, CT Stefan Jackiw ’07 Korngold Violin Concerto with the Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra
04/26/22 Bloomington, IN Yo-Yo Ma ’76 Yo-Yo Ma ’76 & Kathryn Stott
04/28/22
04/29/22
Hamburg, Germany Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra at Hamburg International Music Festival
04/29/22
04/30/22
05/01/22
Baltimore, MD Stefan Jackiw ’07 Conrad Tao Violin Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
05/06/22
05/08/22
Hamburg, Germany Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, NDR Vokalensemble
05/11/22
05/12/22
St. Augustine, FL Scott Gregg ’88 Lightner Museum
05/13/22 Boston, MA Miki-Sophia Cloud ’04
Alex Fortes ’07
A Far Cry - Sunset
05/13/22
05/14/22
Indianapolis, IN Stefan Jackiw ’07 Korngold Violin Concerto with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
05/19/22
05/21/22
05/22/22
Hamburg, Germany
Kiel, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Emanuel Ax
05/20/22
05/21/22
05/22/22
05/23/22
Salem, OR
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
Portland, OR
Stefan Jackiw ’07 Schumann Violin Concerto with the Oregon Symphony Orchestra
05/22/22 New York, NY Stella Chen ’15 Chamber Music of Lincoln Center
06/24/22
06/25/22
Hamburg, Germany Alan Gilbert ’89 NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Yefim Bronfman