"A Harvard Festival" is Leroy Anderson's 1969 revision of his 1936 composition originally called "A Harvard Fantasy". The composition consists of four movements, each depicting an aspect of Harvard student life. The original "A Harvard Fantasy" was the first piece that Leroy Anderson conducted with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Boston Pops music director and conductor Arthur Fiedler was so impressed with Anderson's orchestration that he encouraged Anderson to write more original music for the Boston Pops Orchestra. This launched Anderson's career initially as an arranger for the Boston Pops and eventually as a composer.
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