Please come to our MITSPO (MIT Summer Philharmonic Orchestra) concert next weekend:

FRIDAY, JULY 22nd, 2011, 8:00 PM concert

All in the beautiful and air-conditioned Kresge Auditorium!


* Rachmaninov, Isle of the Dead

* Saint-Saens, Symphony No. 3 in C minor, “Organ”

The meaningful link between the two: the Dies Irae theme.   The Rachmaninov is a deep, rich tone poem inspired by a painting by Bocklin.  The unique 5/8 meter at the beginning seems to depict Charon’s rowing across the RiverStyx…

The Saint-Saens is nothing short of spectacular – and awe-inspiring – and massive – like a neutron star.  When it comes to pairing an organ with an orchestra with majestic props and all, how can it not be earth-shattering?  For those of you who are fans of the children’s movie, “Babe”, the themes are from the Organ Symphony.

We hope you will join us for our concert on Friday, July 22, at 8:00 P.M.!  Please bring a friend or family member to join the musical celebration with you!

Kresge Auditorium, the main concert hall on the MIT campus.
Building W16

48 Massachusetts Ave(Rear)

Cambridge, MA02139

Handicap accessible with Wheelchair lift
1.  Map link:
2.  If you’re driving there, go north on Massachusetts Avenue, one block after Memorial Drive, you’ll make a left at the traffic light for Amherst Street.  Amherst Street flows right into the parking lot BEHIND Kresge Auditorium.  You may park here.
3.  If the Kresge Lot is full, you may
***** park on Memorial Drive
***** park on Massachusetts Avenue
***** or go to the ground-level West Parking Annex ( — it’s the gray area to the left (or west) of the garage on Vassar Street
4.  WARNING: Do not park onAmherst Street — you will be ticketed!