What is the Dudley Orchestra?
Affiliated with the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the Dudley Orchestra is dedicated to the practice, promotion, and performance of classical music at Harvard University and for the broader Cambridge community. The majority of orchestra members are Harvard graduate students with additional players drawn from around the Boston metropolitan area. Click here for current musicians. 

When and where does the orchestra perform?
We present two symphonic concerts per year often in Paine Hall and Sanders Theatre. Click here for information on upcoming and past concerts.

Through our school outreach concerts at schools around the Boston metropolitan area, we also bring music to young communities that rarely hear live classical music

How often and where does the orchestra rehearse?
We rehearse on Sunday evenings during the semester from 6:30-9:00 PM. Rehearsals take place in the Dudley House near Harvard Square. Click here for our rehearsal agendas.

What if there are no openings for my instrument?
We encourage you to audition even if there are no openings for your instrument. In some cases, we may be able to incorporate more players for the upcoming concert. Even if we cannot include you in the next concert, we can place you on our substitute list. Click here for more information on auditions.

What if I have other questions or concerns?

Please contact Max Murray at