Harvard Pops Orchestra

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The Harvard Pops Orchestra
Orchestra
Sanders theatre inside 3.JPG
Sanders Theatre
Founded 1996
Concert hall Lowell Lecture Hall and Sanders Theatre
Website www.harvardpops.com

The Harvard Pops Orchestra is a collegiate orchestra composed of Harvard students and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The orchestra has about 70 members and specializes in playing a variety of classical repertoire, standard pops works, and arrangements and original compositions written by students. The Pops is known for its unconventional and creative programs which feature student-written scripts, original films, and a strong emphasis on new music by undergraduate composers. Each of its concerts is built around a creative theme (like cartoons, murder mysteries, and pirates) and employs theatrical and visual elements.

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Founded in 1996, the orchestra is the nation's oldest collegiate pops orchestra. The orchestra, founded by Eric Damast '97, was entirely student-run from its inception until it hired music director Allen Feinstein, who continues to lead the Pops, in 1998.

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