Music: Harvard Triumphant

At any other college it would be called a Symphony Orchestra. At Harvard it is called the Pierian Sodality. It is not only the oldest college orchestra in the U.S., it is by far the oldest orchestra in the U.S. It is one of the oldest orchestras in the world. Last week the Pierian (pronounced pie-earian)* Sodality celebrated its 135th anniversary. Its 29 musical Harvardmen went to Maine's Bowdoin College where with 73 Radcliffe girls they performed Brahms's Ein Deutsches Requiem.

Pot v. Piccolo. The Sodality was founded in 1808 by eight undergraduates "for mutual improvement in music." It owes its hoary...

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