Playing on Thompson's Island, in Boston Harbor, the Pierian Sodality of 1808, now expanded into the Harvard University Orchestra, will give its first concert of the season tonight.
The inhabitants of the island will hear a varied program, conducted by Malcolm H. Holmes '28, consisting of Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave" overture, "Tales from a Vienna Wood," by Johann Strauss, the "Dance Trepak" from Tschaikowsky's Nutcracker Suite, and the first movement of the Bach D Minor Concerto for two violins and string orchestra. The solo part for this last piece will be played by George K. Mateyo '34, and Austin Ivory '34.
The Sodality plans to hold a series of monthly sight-reading performances, which all members of the University who play orchestral instruments will be welcome to join. The first of these meetings will be held at the Music Building on Thursday, November 14, at 8 o'clock. The program will be Beethoven's "Coriolanus Overture," the Nocturne from "Midsummer Night's Dream" by Mendelssohn, and the Fifth Symphony by Beethoven. Complete instrumentation will be available. Future sight-reading programs are also being considered at which original compositions and orchestral arrangements by members of the orchestration classes will be performed.