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  • If you're a past or current Harvardwood member, take our 2015 Member Survey by Oct. 15th for a month of free membership!

  • Students, want to spend your J-termship in Los Angeles to learn the ins and outs of working in entertainment? Apply to Harvardwood 101 by October 19th, and contact the Harvard OCS if you'd like more information about your Harvardwood membership fee.

  • Calling all community service volunteers! Harvardwood Heroes gives four $500 unrestricted grants yearly to Harvard-affiliated individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to their local communities. Apply by October 25th!Chicago.jpg

  • Attend the re-launch of our Chicago chapter with an Oct. 24th kickoff event featuring the casts and crews of two films featured in this year's Chicago International Film Festival!


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    Harvardwood Heads To... Harvard Club of VA Presents "Carnegie Hall Comes to Richmond: The Furuya Sisters Trio in Concert"

    Thursday, October 08, 2015 at 07:00 PM · $20.00 USD
    The Commonwealth Club in Richmond, VA

    Carnegie Hall Comes to Richmond: The Furuya Sisters Trio in Concert


    This All-Ivy Alumni concert features the acclaimed Furuya Sisters Trio, cellist Mimi, pianist Sakiko and violinist Harumi (Harvard AB, AM, PhD). The NYC-based sisters have played the major concert halls of the U.S. and Europe.


    The Harvard Club of Virginia invites all Ivy-League & Cambridge/Oxford alumni and guests, plus members of the Richmond Symphony to enjoy an enchanting evening of concert with the Furuya Sisters Trio at Richmond's historic Commonwealth Club.  Each sister is a former child prodigy and a Julliard School graduate.  Their concerts are very popular in the New York City area, where they have played Carnegie Hall, the Lincoln Center and many other locations.  They have also performed at Harvard and Stanford Universities.  For more information about the Furuya Sisters Trio, visit their website:  http://www.furuyasisters.com/index.htm .


    Our mixer begins at 7:00pm, followed by an introduction to the program at 7:45.  The concert will last from 8:00 till approximately 9:15pm. During the mixer, there will be free hors d'ouevres.  Drinks will be sold by the glass. 


    October 8, 2015 Thursday 7pm (Mixer at 7pm - Pre-Concert Talk at 7:45pm - Concert at 8pm)

    The Commonwealth Club

    401 West Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220

    Directions: http://www.thecommonwealthclub.net/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=317172&ssid=208241&vnf=1


    The program includes:


    Johann Sebastian Bach's Suite for Solo Cello No. 3 in C major, BWV 1009

       - Mimi Furuya, cello


    Frederic Chopin's Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat major, Op. 22

       - Sakiko Furuya, piano


    Johann Sebastian Bach's Allemanda from Partita for Solo Violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004

       - Harumi Furuya, violin


    Camille Saint-Saens' Havanaise in E major, Op.83

       - Harumi Furuya, violin & Sakiko Furuya, piano




    Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 50 (I. Pezzo elegiaco:  Moderato assai--Allegro giusto)

       - Mimi, Sakiko & Harumi Furuya – The Furuya Sisters Trio


    Space is limited.  We strongly advise you to purchase tickets in advance, as we expect this event to sell out.  The tickets are going fast.


    In-Advance Ticket Prices:  $20 Adults / $35 Couple.  Pay by credit card at our Eventbrite website: 



    At-the-Door Ticket Prices (on a space-available basis):  $25 Adults / $40 Couple


    More info: 



    Questions:  Email Kim Chaffee, President of Harvard Club of Virginia, at kim.chaffee2@gmail.com 

    Harvardwood Heads To... Gerry Bryant's Jazz Group, PocketWatch, in Performance

    Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 07:00 PM
    Boardwalk 11 in Los Angeles, CA

    Come celebrate the pre-release of Gerry Bryant’s third solo piano album of classical music and uniquely reimagined popular tunes as he performs with his always timely jazz group, PocketWatch. “Melodic yet pulsating; elegant yet adventurous …”

    Boardwalk 11 is in West LA close to National and Overland.

  • Recent Announcements

    Community service volunteers, apply for a $500 Harvardwood Heroes grant!

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    The Harvardwood 101 deadline is Oct. 19th!

    Current students, you've got until October 19, 2015 to apply to the Harvardwood 101 J-termship program!

    The Harvardwood 101 career exploration program brings two dozen current undergraduates to Los Angeles during the January term and provides a series of career-related activities in order to demystify Hollywood and educate them about careers in the entertainment industry.  The program began in 2003 and is cosponsored by Harvard University's Office for the Arts and the Office of Career Services.

    The 2015 Harvardwood 101 program will run from Monday, Jan. 4th to Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016.

    • The MANDATORY bootcamp week will run from Jan. 4-8th.
    • The OPTIONAL J-termship program will run from Jan. 11-24th, or a portion thereof.
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