Upcoming Performances


SATURDAY November 9, 8pm

University Lutheran Church

66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA

Beethoven, Leonore Overture No. 3

Margaret Bonds, Montgomery Variations (1965)

Schumann, Symphony No. 3

The Du Bois Orchestra presents a very special concert, featuring a rare performance of the Montgomery Variations by Margaret Bonds, a recently rediscovered score that had been lost for decades, a deeply moving score composed at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. The Du Bois Orchestra is thrilled to present one of the great, rarely heard voices of 20th century American music, a prolific composer, and the first African American woman to perform as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony. Also on the program are Beethoven's Leonore Overture No. 3 and Schumann's Symphony No. 3, two of the most life-affirming and uplifting works in the symphonic repertoire.

Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets required.



Recent Performances

FRIDAY, April 12, 8pm

First Church Cambridge (note the different location)

Nabucco Overture

Giuseppe Verdi

Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (premiere)

Florence Price

Lyricora, Choir

Sarah Joyce Cooper, Soprano

Symphony No. 7

Ludwig van Beethoven

SATURDAY, February 23, 8pm

University Lutheran Church, Harvard Square

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 


The Sorrow Songs, World Premier 

Based on passages from "The Souls of Black Folk" by W.E.B. Du Bois

Sachiko Murata


Poème, Op.25

Ernest Chausson

Thomas Cooper, Violin  

Hiawatha Overture, Op. 30

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

This program is supported in part by a grant from Cambridge Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency. We are also grateful for the support of Insomnia Cookies and Wegmans. Your generosity also helps make these events possible.


University Lutheran Church, Harvard Square

This performance is our full-length fall concert. We would like to thank our sponsor for this concert, Insomnia Cookies.

Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser Overture

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Petite Suite de Concert


Franz Schubert

Symphony No. 8 

Our recent events have been very popular. Please reserve your tickets in advance at We reserve the right to release unclaimed tickets 10 minutes prior to the start of the performance.

This concert is free to attend, but not to produce. Donations are always welcome.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6:00pm

Private performance. If you would like to book the Du Bois Orchestra, or a subset of our musicians, please contact

This performance is part of a conference at Harvard commemorating W.E.B. Du Bois's 150th birthday.

Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser Overture

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Petite Suite de Concert


Harvard Yard (note the different location)


This performance is part of an exciting outdoors art exhibition with artist Teresita Fernández. You can learn more here.

Richard Wagner

Tannhäuser Overture

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor

Excerpts from Petite Suite de Concert

Attendance is free. This is an outdoor performance.

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