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.
FRIDAY, April 12, 8pm
First Church Cambridge (note the different location)
Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight (premiere)
Sarah Joyce Cooper, Soprano
Symphony No. 7
Ludwig van Beethoven
SATURDAY, February 23, 8pm
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
Thomas Cooper, Violin
Hiawatha Overture, Op. 30
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.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8pm
This performance is our full-length fall concert. We would like to thank our sponsor for this concert, Insomnia Cookies.
Petite Suite de Concert
Symphony No. 8
Our recent events have been very popular. Please reserve your tickets in advance at duboisorchestra.eventbrite.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
This performance is part of a conference at Harvard commemorating W.E.B. Du Bois's 150th birthday.
Petite Suite de Concert
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1pm
This performance is part of an exciting outdoors art exhibition with artist Teresita Fernández. You can learn more here.
Excerpts from Petite Suite de Concert
Attendance is free. This is an outdoor performance.