Past Performances

Saturday, November 9th

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.

Friday, April 12th

First Church Cambridge

Cambridge MA

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 23rd

University Lutheran Church

66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA

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.

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

 

The Sorrow Songs, World Premiere 

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

Saturday, November 3rd

University Lutheran Church

66 Winthrop Street, Cambridge MA

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

Friday, October 26th

Cambridge MA

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

Saturday, September 22nd

Harvard Yard

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.