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On Campus

Handel’s ‘Messiah’ by Handel and Haydn Society: A Spiritual Journey and Holiday Oratio

The Handel and Haydn Society took the audience on a spiritual journey right at the start of the holiday season.

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12 Harvard Affiliates Named Schwarzman Scholars, Marking the University’s Highest Number of Awardees Ever

Twelve Harvard students and alumni were selected as Schwarzman scholars on Wednesday, representing Harvard’s largest cohort since the scholarship’s founding in 2015.

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Polish Politician Radosław Sikorski, Academics Discuss Polarization at Center for European Studies Event

Polish politician Radosław Sikorski, a member of the European Parliament, discussed polarization in Polish politics at a symposium hosted by Harvard’s Center for European Studies on Wednesday.

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On Campus

‘Time’s Echo Live’ Feature: A Musical Journey through War and Memory

“Time’s Echo Live” was a two-day festival, celebrating the connection of music and prose to the past through four composers: Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss, Benjamin Britten, and Dmitri Shostakovich.

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‘La Cenerentola’ Review: The Disenchanted Fairytale in Boston

Boston Lyric Opera’s production of “La Cenerentola” gives the audience a fresh take on Rossellini’s bel Canto opera. Along with the exceptional orchestra, the actors engage the audience in laughter and bring them into the wonder of Cinderella and kindness.

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Harvard Authors Spotlight: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer, Tracy K. Smith ’94

In her newest memoir “To Free the Captives: A Plea for the American Soul,” Tracy K. Smith ’94 delves into the past through the lens of her family history with lyrical and moving language.

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Social Sciences Division

Former Biden State Department Official Karen Donfried Reflects on US-German Relations at Harvard CES Lecture

Karen Donfried, a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, delivered the fourth annual Guido Goldman Lecture on Germany at the Center for European Studies Thursday evening.

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Harvard Davis Center Celebrates 75th Anniversary, Spotlights Ongoing Ukraine War

Dozens of students, affiliates, and alumni gathered on campus to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies this weekend.

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Humanities Division

Author Alma Guillermoprieto Talks Language and Cultural Identity at Harvard Writers Speak Conversation

Authors Alma Guillermoprieto and Valeria Luiselli discussed cultural identity, language, and portrayals of violence in literature and journalism at a Thursday speaker event hosted by the Harvard Mahindra Humanities Center.

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On Campus

Yo-Yo Ma’s Masterful Journey Through Shostakovich: An Unforgettable BSO Concert

Through his profound interpretation of Shostakovich’s compositions and unwavering faith in music as a conduit for communication, Ma truly moved the audience, bestowing compassion, understanding, and humanity upon a world in need.

Shelter Music Boston's "Songs of Life"
On Campus

‘Songs of Life’ Feature: The Uplifting Power of Chamber Music for Homelessness

Shelter Music Boston empowered musicians to console, lift up, and transform lives through the beauty of classical chamber music, touching the souls of everyone present.

"Circé" Boston Early Music Festival

‘Circé’ Review: A Re-Enchantment Through Greek Mythology and French Baroque Opera

"Circé" uses the power of opera to enchant audiences in the contemporary era, bringing imagination to life.