In 1871, the Pierian Sodality, 16 strong, posed with their instruments.

"For The Joy Of It"

The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra celebrates two centuries of spirited music-making!

Mixing history and anecdote, For the Joy of It narrates the evolution of the HRO (formerly known as the Pierian Sodality of 1808) from a small cadre of musicians into a full-scale orchestra that has played numerous international tours. This graceful, profusely illustrated, and highly readable history of the HRO traces the growth of the orchestra through its various phases and conductors, and provides a charming account of a long, adventurous voyage conducted on waves of sound.

The book is available for sale for $25 (plus $4 shipping and handling). Copies of the book may be ordered by completing the form below:


Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Foundation, Inc. 

c/o Office for the Arts

74 Mount Auburn Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

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