To some of the less enlightened intelligentsia of Harvard, the names Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and Pleran Sodality represent some weird organisations of "long-haired" students. Actually the Orchestra is composed of Music-loving, reasonably experienced players who enjoy grinding out symphonies at rehearsals every Tuesday and Thursday nights. For those who have been worried about the term "Pieran," the word refers to a place in Greece where the Muses met. Its members elected when they have served two terms in the Orchestra, the Pleran Sodality is the "inner circle" which handles the Orchestra's finances and arrangements.
Gradually returning to its pre war style, the sixty-five piece Orchestra has a full schedule of seven concerts to play between December and May.
Tomorrow afternoon the musicians will travel 20 miles by bus and car to the Tedesco Country Club at Swampscott to present a concert with numbers ranging from Beethoven's Second Symphony to a homoruos Shostakovitch polka.
After the Christmas holidays the Orchestra season will be in full swing, with trips out of town during which the members, according to Edward C. Trompin '45. President of the Orchestra, have "a good time." In February the Orchestra will play at the Cheate School, a girl's preparatory school to Brookline; in March at Welleslay; in April, at the Groton School and Colby Junior College; and in May, at Mount Holyoke.