2017 Harvard Summer Pops Band

Please join us this summer for our Harvard Summer Pops Band Concerts, “Golden Gems”. This is the 45th year of the Harvard Summer Pops Band. We will be performing some classic works for the wind band covering a wide range of styles. Our soloist this year is clarinetist Marguerite Levin.

We will be performing two FREE concerts this year, with one in Cambridge and one in Boston:


Thursday, July 20th, 4:00 PM, Memorial Church Steps, Harvard Yard

Sunday, July 23rd, 3:00 PM, Hatch Memorial Shell, Charles River Esplanade (in the event of rain, this concert will be held at Sanders Theatre)

Featuring works by: Texidor, Anderson, Shaw, Holst, Wagner, Sousa, and more!


About the soloist:


Marguerite Levin is a Boston area clarinetist who leads a diversified career as orchestral performer, university teacher, private teacher and free-lance musician. 

She was Principal Clarinetist with the Baltimore Opera Orchestra for over 10 years, a member of the United States Navy Band/Washington, D.C. and performed extensively with the Wolf Trap Opera Orchestra and the National Gallery Orchestra.  She was Principal Clarinetist on the 2010 Grammy Nominated best opera recording of Wolf Trap Opera's Volpone.  Of her 2011 Weill Recital Hall concert, a writer for The Clarinet stated: "...technically flawless and performs with profound expression." 

Levin was on faculty at Howard University and was a tenured professor at Towson University.  Her former students are in professional orchestras, military bands and teaching all across the United States.  She is on faculty at Northeastern University, New England Conservatory Preparatory Division and has a successful private studio in her home.  She performs regularly with North Winds Quintet, Trio Montage, Symphony New Hampshire, Lexington Symphony, and frequently subs with the Baltimore Symphony and the Boston Ballet Orchestra.

Levin received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Texas, and graduate degrees from the Catholic University of America and the University of Maryland.