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Harvard ARTS FIRST Festival

April 28, 2018 at 11:00 am5:00 pm

Harvard University Harvard Square Cambridge, MA 02138

ARTS FIRST is Harvard’s annual showcase of student and faculty creativity. Produced by the Office for the Arts, with support from the Board of Overseers of Harvard University, the festival is a public event with many free performances and activities for Harvard and community members of all ages. Art-inspired events include Make Art Stations, where you can try your hand at ceramics, figure drawing, crafts and more. Live jazz performances are plentiful from local musicians and Harvard Jazz Bands in time for Jazz Appreciation Month. Visit for a complete festival schedule and bring the kids! Check out some highlights below:

Friday, April 27

5:30 to 7:00 p.m. – Concert with Pianist Andre Watts and Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. – Concert with Harvard Jazz Bands

Saturday, April 28

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Concert with Silk Road Ensemble, Park Quartet and Brattle Street Chamber Players

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Make Art Stations (Science Center Plaza)

Saturday, April 28

1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Performance Fair

Sunday, April 29

11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Make Art Stations (Harvard Ed Portal)


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