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  • Upcoming events

    Harvardwood Heads To... The Ivy Plus Society's 3rd Annual Black & Red Ball

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $25.00 USD
    Above Sixty Rooftop in Beverly Hills, CA

    The Ivy Plus Society is taking you above Beverly Hills for their annual, not-to-be-missed Black & Red Ball. Ditch the blind dates this Valentine’s Day and join The Ivy Plus Society at the stunning, uber exclusive Above SIXTY Rooftop. Have a date or you’re single? Doesn’t mean we can’t mix & mingle! Steal hearts in your favorite black & red cocktail attire while taking in breathtaking views and drinking their delicious speciality cocktails.

    • Attire: Black & Red Cocktail Attire
    • Must be 21+ with valid I.D.
    • 20% Off Promo Code: 2019ALUMNI

    Harvardwood Heads To... A Far Cry at UCSB

    Friday, February 15, 2019 at 07:00 PM · $37.00 USD
    UC Santa Barbara - Hahn Hall in Santa Barbara, CA

    “A thoroughly modern, century-spanning, globe-trotting sonic adventure. Catch the group live.” Boston Magazine

    Grammy-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied” (The New York Times). In the self-conducted orchestra, decisions are made collectively and leadership rotates among the players, a structure that has led to consistently thoughtful, innovative and unpredictable programming and has engendered collaborations with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Roomful of Teeth, the Silkroad Ensemble and Vijay Iyer. Now, the Boston-based ensemble makes its Santa Barbara debut with a program reflecting the group’s ambition and creativity.

    J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
    Philip Glass: Symphony No. 3
    Bartók: Divertimento
    Osvaldo Golijov: Tenebrae

    Harvardwood Heads To... A Far Cry at Weill Hall

    Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 07:30 PM · $25.00 USD
    Green Music Center in Rohnert Park, CA

    Grammy®-nominated string orchestra A Far Cry has developed a distinct approach to music-making, with playing and programming that encourage risk-taking and exploration for both player and audience. Known for its high energy, the ensemble “brims with personality or, better, personalities, many and varied” (The New York Times). The self-conducted orchestra is a democracy in which decisions are made collectively which has led to consistently thoughtful, innovative, and unpredictable programming.

    BACH: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048 
    GLASS: Symphony No. 3 
    BARTÓK: Divertimento for string orchestra, Sz. 113, BB 118 
    Osvaldo GOLIJOV: Tenebrae


  • For High School Juniors: Apply to receive the Harvardwood Prize

    We are now accepting applications from high school juniors to receive the Harvardwood Prize, founded to recognize and celebrate the artistic accomplishments and potential of high school students who exemplify Harvardwood's mission:

    Harvardwood is a nonprofit organization for members of the Harvard University community who believe in the power and purpose of the arts, media and entertainment. By providing professional resources and service opportunities, Harvardwood strives to utilize the creativity and leadership of our diverse members as forces for positive social change.HW_Prize.png

    In light of Harvard University's robust arts communities and arts education opportunities, we hope the Harvardwood Prize will encourage high school students to apply to the College. The Prize will be awarded annually to a high school junior (rising senior) who plans to apply for admission to Harvard College in the fall of their senior year and who has demonstrated excellence in their dedication to the arts/media/entertainment and its power to enact positive social change.

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    Harvardwood recognized by the HAA at the 2019 Alumni Leadership Conference!

    Harvardwood was honored to receive the Harvard Alumni Association's annual award for Outstanding Club & Shared Interest Group Contribution, in recognition of exceptional efforts resulting in outstanding and innovative programming.

    Officially founded in 1999 by Mia Riverton Alpert AB '99, Stacy Cohen AB '89, and Adam Fratto AB '90, Harvardwood is especially excited to receive this HAA award during the celebration of our 20th anniversary. Today, Harvardwood runs on the volunteer manpower of President Allison Kiessling Ed.M. '05 and our Board of Directors.

    HAA_certificate.jpgThe award was presented to Harvardwood at the 2019 Alumni Leadership Conference awards dinner, and Executive Director D. Dona Le AB '05 was in attendance to accept the award on behalf of Harvardwood.

    We share this honor with all of the hardworking, dedicated Harvardwood Board of Directors, Chapter Heads, and volunteers who keep our programs thriving. In addition, the vibrant and nurturing Harvardwood community we've built would not be possiblew without the passion and participation of all of our members and supporters.

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  • Issue 169 | February 2019

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    Issue 168 | January 2019

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