The Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra will open its 1963-64 season tonight with a concert honoring Dr. Walter Piston '24, Walter W. Naumberg Professor of Music, Emeritus, who taught music at Harvard for 30 years.
Under the baton of Dr. Henry Swoboda, the orchestra will present the first New England performance of Dr. Piston's Symphonic Prelude. It will also give the New England premiere of Prokoflev's Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 3, honoring the composer on the tenth anniversary of his death. The concert will end with Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 in E-flat, the "Eroica."
Concert time is 8:30 p.m. in Sanders Theatre, and admission is free.