On October 18th, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Fulbright Association hosted a concert for Fulbright scholars, students, and alumni at Harvard University. The first formal programming to start the grant year saw more than 250 Fulbrighters in attendance, representing over 50 countries.
It was an evening that highlighted the diverse pool of talent that Fulbright attracts annually. For two hours, performers showcased their musical prowess at the Paine Concert Hall, playing pieces ranging from Chopin to their original work.
Following the performance, the attendees gathered at the Harvard University Science Center for a reception with coffee, tea, and snacks. Notably, Beth Bennett, VP of Fulbright MA Board, spearheaded the effort to recruit volunteers to host visiting Fulbrighters for Thanksgiving, leading to numerous sign-ups.
The event was a success in many ways, as the performances awed numerous folks, many made new connections, and countless stayed until the end and left as a group to continue the night at a different venue. It was a great way to kickoff the academic year, and a superb display of the Fulbright network.
This program has been made possible by support from the Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Special thanks to Harvard University for allowing Fulbright Massachusetts to use their facilities.