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The late Lou Silver Harrison is one of America’s most original and revered composers. Born May 14th, 1917, in Portland, Oregon, the world is celebrating the 100th anniversary of his birth with concerts everywhere, featuring his music and that of composers he influenced. Other Minds invites you to share information about concerts honoring this inspiring artist. The purpose of this site is to allow everyone hosting a Lou Harrison concert to share information about the events and for fans to learn about these events. Please visit this site often. New concert listings added weekly. Know an event we’ve missed? Let us know: lou100@otherminds.org.

Lou Harrison

Bela Viro, Transcenda Komponisto *

by Conductor Dennis Russell Davies (1991)

Most performing musicians dread the inevitable question from tongue-tied admirers or unimaginative interviewers: “Who is your favorite composer?” What is really meant could be better phrased “What is your favorite music?” or “Which music do you enjoy hearing or performing the most?” That a composer, even more a favorite composer, be actually a living one, a vital and vibrant contributor to his society, a personal friend and supporter of other artists, as well as a recognized and beloved public figure, regrettably does not fit the patterns of public concert life in the last decade of the twentieth century. One of my favorite composers, however, fits the above description perfectly. As he approaches his seventy-fifth year, Lou Harrison has become indisputably a giant figure on the American musical landscape.

I have personally experienced the enthusiastic and emotional response to his symphonic works from large, traditional audiences at Boston’s Symphony Hall, the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Music Hall in Cincinnati, as well as from thousands at Ravinia cheering the composer after a Chicago Symphony performance of the Third Symphony. I have seen the respect and interest with which some of our leading symphony musicians have responded to Lou Harrison’s work, and in Paris Stuttgart, Bonn, Frankfurt, and Saarbrucken the audience and professional reaction has been similar to that in the United States.

The aforementioned places where I have performed Lou Harrison’s music represent only a small part of the globe where his work is known and admired. From Tokyo to Jakarta, from Auckland to Seoul, he and his music have been unusually well-received, and the influences and stimulation from this most personal cultural exchange has been unusually fruitful in both directions. If the idea of a “World Music” has become increasingly realistic, the Lou Harrison is an original world musician.

It is doubtful that any American composer alive today enjoys more universal respect and affection from his peers than does Lou Harrison. As a teacher, advisor, friend and often parental figure, he has helped and guided countless numbers of composers and performers, including this writer. His friendship and that of his life-companion William Colvig have played a central role in my personal development as well as my development as a musician.

In addition to being a composer of impressive scope and dazzling virtuosity, Lou Harrison is for many of us a direct connection to our national musical birthright. A friend and supporter of “Mr. Ives” (as he still refers to North America’s first great composer), a student of Arnold Schoenberg, a friend and colleague to Henry Cowell, John Cage, Virgil Thomson, Harry Partch, and Aaron Copland, he is one of the pivotal figures of American music who for nearly sixty years has made important contributions to American culture not only as a composer, but also as a conductor, pianist, teacher, writer, and philosopher.

The words which describe the man, his generosity, wit, curiosity, discipline, patience, and rigorous intellectual grasp of form and tradition are the same ones which i would use to describe his music. Therein, I think, lies the key to understanding this most complex, profound, and unusual artist and his work–it’s all of a piece.

Foreward to The Music of Lou Harrison by Heidi von Gunden.
©1995 Scarecrow Press

* Beautiful Man, Transcendent Composer (in Esperanto)

Dennis Russell Davies, Music Director of the Bruckner Orchestra of Linz (Austria), will conduct and play piano in a concert of music by Lou Harrison in San Francisco. For full details, scroll down this page to February 18, 2017.

Previous Concerts

TRIBUTE TO LOU HARRISON – 19TH ANNUAL MUSIC FOR PEOPLE & THINGAMAJIGS FESTIVAL

Oakland, CA  |  3:00 pm
Solespace, 1714 Telegraph Avenue Oakland, CA 94612

Thingamajigs will kick-off a year-long celebration – Harrison 100/Thingamajigs 20, on October 16. All performances on this day, which will also be the last day of 19th Annual MFP&T Festival will be a tribute to the great composer, and based on his lifework.

William Winant, Gamelan Encinal, Long Tone Choir, THE THETA HARMONIC SERIES GAMELAN, Pet The Tiger Instrument Inventors Collective

A LITTLE MODE ROOM: HOMEMADE INSTRUMENTS PRESENTATION

Friday, Dec 9, 2016  |  San Francisco, CA  |  10:00 am
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Osher Salon
50 Oak St, San Francisco, California

Students from the graduate seminar “Lou Harrison: Life, Music, and Activism” will present homemade instruments, tuned in just intonation, after Harrison’s concept of a “Mode Room” where people could come in to listen to a variety of musical tunings.

MTT LEADS A LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Friday, Dec 9, 2016 – Saturday, Dec 10, 2016  |  San Francisco, CA  |  9:00 pm
SoundBox, 300 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA

SoundBox is the San Francisco Symphony’s experimental performance venue and late-night live music series taking place backstage at Davies Symphony Hall in Hayes Valley. SoundBox welcomes culturally-adventurous listeners to evening of eclectic musical exploration and discovery, all in a nightclub-like setting. Listeners are invited to experience live music in an intimate and casual environment while enjoying hand-crafted cocktails and gourmet snacks from the in-house bar, with a ticket price of just $35.

Kyrie from Mass to St. Anthony
(1939, Lou Harrison)
Concerto No. 1 for Flute and Percussion
(1939, Lou Harrison)
Canticle No. 3
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Selections from Pacifika Rondo
(1963, Lou Harrison)
Selections from Suite for Violin and American Gamelan
(1974, Lou Harrison and Richard Dee)
Selections from Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra
(Lou Harrison)

CINNA: A PRESENTATION

Thursday, Jan 26, 2017 | San Francisco, CA | 8:00 pm
San Francisco Conservatory of Music Osher Salon
50 Oak St, San Francisco, California

Graduate student Taylor Chan presents Lou Harrison’s *Cinna,* for tack piano in just intonation, illustrating the process of preparing the piano for this piece, and culminating in a performance of the full work.

Incidental Music for Corneille’s “Cinna”
(1957, Lou Harrison)
Taylor Chan, tack piano

DEL SOL STRING QUARTET

Friday, Feb 10, 2017 | Joshua Tree, CA | 7:30 PM
Harrison House, 6881 Mount Lassen Ave., Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Exquisite Corpse
(1964, Harrison, Cage, Thomson, Wigglesworth, arr by Bob Hughes)
Del Sol Quartet

MEMORY/PLACE

Friday, Feb 10-Sunday, Feb 12, 2017, 8:00PM, 8:00PM, 7:00 PM
ODC Theater3153 17th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Nancy Karp + Dancers’ San Francisco performance season will feature The Grand Duo by Lou Harrison performed live by Sarah Cahill and Kate Stenberg in a new work choreographed by Artistic Director, Nancy Karp.

JUST 100: HOMAGE TO LOU HARRISON – PACIFIC RIM CENTENNIALS

 7:30 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16th Avenue, San Francisco CA

Dennis Russell Davies, visiting from Linz, Austria, conducts and plays rarely heard music by two legendary composers who integrate the influences of Europe and Asia. LOU HARRISON (1917-2003) is represented by his sumptuous Indonesian-influenced Suite for Violin, Piano & Small Orchestra, championed by Leopold Stokowski. Korean composer ISANG YUN (1917-1995), his friend and colleague, whose career flourished in West Germany until his arrest and deportation by the South Korean government on charges of spying for the North, is remembered in two striking chamber pieces. Curated by Other Minds, Charles Amirkhanian, Artistic Director. (See also May 20, 2017, for the second event in this series.)

Sonata No. 3 for Piano
(1938, Lou Harrison)
Kontraste I for Solo Violin 
(1987, Isang Yun)
Gasa for Violin & Piano
(1963, Isang Yun)
Grand Duo for Violin & Piano (excerpts)
(1988, Lou Harrison)
Canticle No. 3 
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Interludium A
(1982, Isang Yun)
Suite for Violin, Piano & Small Orchestra
(1951, Lou Harrison)

OTHER MINDS FESTIVAL AT BAMPFA

FILM PRESENTATION

Sunday, Feb 19, 2017, 4:15 pm
Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St., Berkeley CA

Lou Harrison: Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create (1987)
Eric Marin, director
In Between–The Composer Isang Yun in North and South Korea (2015)
U.S. premiere, Maria Stodtmeier, Director

GIACOMO FIORE

GIACOMO FIORE: GUITAR WORKS

CCRMA, Stanford, CA

Solo recital featuring Harrison’s *Scenes from Nek Chand* and Polansky’s *85 Chords* (written for the JI guitar devised by Harrison towards the end of his life)

Scenes from Nek Chand
(2002, Lou Harrison)
Giacomo Fiore
85 Chords (The Historical Tuning Problem)
(2005, Larry Polansky)
Giacomo Fiore, Larry Polansky

KEN SHORLEY 

LOU HARRISON: A CENTENNIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT

Denton Hall, Acadia University
Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada

Join us for a celebration of the amazing life and work of American composer Lou Harrison. Works for chamber ensemble, percussion and gamelan. Featured performers include Ken Shorley (percussion), Jennifer King (piano), Paula Rockwell (voice), Gillian Smith (violin), Derek Charke (flute), Jeff Hennessy, Dante Hu and Alec Bloch (percussion), and the Acadia Gamelan Ensemble with guest Corey McBride (alto saxophone).

Song of Quetzecoat
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Threnody for Carlos Chavez
(1978, Lou Harrison)
Sanctus
(1940, Lou Harrison)
First Concerto for Flute and Percussion
(1939, Lou Harrison)
Ibu Trish
(1992, Lou Harrison)
Varied Trio
(1987, Lou Harrison)

ENSEMBLE MODERNE

HARRISON AND SCHOENBERG

Dessau, Germany

Schoenbergiana
(1944/1962 Lou Harrison, arr. for wind sextet by Robert Hughes)
Ensemble Moderne, Christoph Dennerlein conductor

MILL VALLEY PHILHARMONIC

THE 1899 WORLD’S FAIR

Friday, March 10, 8 pm, Saturday, March 11, 4 pm
& Sunday March 12, 2 pm, 2017

Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church
410 Sycamore Ave., Mill Valley, CA 94941

The influence of Gamelan on Western composers: Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel, Lou Harrison

Seven Pastorales
(1949-51, Lou Harrison)

MICROFEST

PLUCKING LOU HARRISON

Villa Aurora
317 Los Liones Drive
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Celebrate Lou Harrison’s Centennial with a bouquet of plucked delights played by Grammy winning musicians Gloria Cheng/harpsichord, Alison Bjorkedal/harp, John Schneider/guitars, and TJ Troy/percussion. They will be joined by special guests Shalini Vijayan/violin, Kozue Matsumoto/shamisen & koto in LA’s first performance of his Music for Violin & Various Instruments European, Asian, & African (1967).

Music for Violin and Various Instruments European, Asian, & African
(1967-69, Lou Harrison)
Scenes from Nek Chand
(2002, Lou Harrison)
Summerfield Set
(1988, Lou Harrison)
Suite for Sangen
(1996, Lou Harrison)
Sonatas V & VI for Harpsichord
(1943, Lou Harrison)
Serenade for Guitar & Percussion
(1978, Lou Harrison)
Harp Suite #2
(1996, Lou Harrison)

FREQUENCY SERIES

PIANIST SARAH CAHILL: LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Constellation Chicago
3111 N Western Ave Chicago, IL 60618

In celebration of composer Lou Harrison’s 2017 centennial, “sterling pianist and intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” (The New York Times) Sarah Cahill will perform a range of favorite and unpublished works by Lou Harrison as well as music by his friends and colleagues.

LARRY POLANSKY/GIACOMO FIORE

Monk Space
4414 West 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90004

The NorCal composer/performer duo recap their recent critically acclaimed performance at Other Minds (S.F.), and bring a few new treats. Music for two (mostly) electric guitars in a variety of tunings by American Mavericks Larry Polansky, Lou Harrison, Ruth Crawford Seeger, James Tenney, & Christian Wolff. “One is left with distinctly different ways of hearing and thinking about this music and the listener is left richer for that. It is a journey worth taking” – New Music Buff

“Air” from Scattered Remains of James Broughton
(Lou Harrison)
Selections from 22 American Folk Songs
(Ruth Crawford Seeger)
Harmonium II
(James Tenney)
Exercise 16
(Christian Wolff)
ii-v-i, 85, Chords (the Historical Tuning Problem)
(Larry Polansky)

STENBERG CAHILL DUO AT PRESIDIO SESSIONS

Presidio Officers’ Club
50 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

Pianist Sarah Cahill and violinist Kate Stenberg perform works for violin and piano at Presidio Sessions, presented by San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music. Part of Sarah’s Lou Harrison Centennial Tour.

GREEK AND AMERICAN COMPOSERS: WORKS FOR HARPSICHORD

Hellenic American Union
Massalias 22. Athens, Greece

6 Sonatas for harpsichord
(1943, Lou Harrison)
Julie Entoura, harpsichord

PEACE & LOVE & ROBERT GRAVES

St Paul’s Episcopal Church
114 Montecito Ave. Oakland, CA 94610


Mission San Jose
43300 Mission Blvd, Fremont, CA 94539

 PIANIST SARAH CAHILL


Shanahan Center, Drinkward Recital Hall
320 E. Foothill Blvd. Claremont, CA 91711

Cahill, called “a sterling pianist and an intrepid illuminator of the classical avant-garde” by The New York Times, celebrates the centennial of composer Lou Harrison with rarely heard works by him and his circle.

 HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOU!


Monk Space
4414 West 2nd St., Los Angeles, CA 90004

In a co-presentation with MicroFest, T@MS presents San Francisco pianist Sarah Cahill and LA’s own Varied Trio (Aron Kallay, Shalini Vijayan, and Yuri Inoo) in a celebration of Lou Harrison’s life and music in honor of his centennial year.

PIANIST SARAH CAHILL: LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION


Le Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

Pianist Sarah Cahill celebrates the hundredth birthday of maverick composer Lou Harrison with a wide range of his piano music including early unpublished scores, his Schoenberg-inspired Suite, and his exuberant Summerfield Set, paired with music by his friends and colleagues including Henry Cowell and Johanna Beyer and a selection of Party Pieces written in “exquisite corpse” style by Lou Harrison, John Cage, Henry Cowell, and Virgil Thomson.

ZEITGEIST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL


STUDIO Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, Minnesota

Zeitgeist’s 7th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Lou Harrison. A true American maverick, Harrison’s integrations of non-Western musical traditions and his innovative use of just intonation embraced new artistic possibilities and made a lasting impact that continues to shape new music today.

Varied Trio
violin, piano, percussion
New York Waltzes
piano
Reel: Homage to Henry Cowell
piano
The Perilous Chapel
flute, harp, cell, percussion
Music for Remy
clarinet, percussion
In Memory of Victor Jowers
clarinet, piano
Songs in the Forest
flute, piccolo, violin, piano, percussion

ZEITGEIST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL


STUDIO Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200, St. Paul, Minnesota

Zeitgeist’s 7th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Lou Harrison. A true American maverick, Harrison’s integrations of non-Western musical traditions and his innovative use of just intonation embraced new artistic possibilities and made a lasting impact that continues to shape new music today.

La Koro Sutro
(Aliro Voices)
Performances by Sumunar Indonesian Gamelan: A Cornish Lancaran, Robert Bubaran, Gendhing Alexander, A Soedjatmoko (3rd movement), Pangkur

REDWOOD SYMPHONY


Cañada College Main Theater
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA

Third Symphony
(1982, Lou Harrison)

ZEITGEIST EARLY MUSIC FESTIVAL


STUDIO Z
275 East Fourth Street, Suite 200
St. Paul, Minnesota

Zeitgeist’s 7th Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer Lou Harrison. A true American maverick, Harrison’s integrations of non-Western musical traditions and his innovative use of just intonation embraced new artistic possibilities and made a lasting impact that continues to shape new music today.

In Praise of Johnny Appleseed
percussion trio
Suite for Percussion
percussion quintet
Canticle No. 3
percussion septet
Music for Remy
clarinet and percussion

LOU HARRISON CENTENARY CONCERT

Saturday, April 15, 2017, 8:00 pm
Mills College Littlefield Concert Hall
5000 MacArthur Blvd, Oakland, CA 94613

A celebratory concert featuring Lou Harrison’s Suite for Violin, Piano, and Small Orchestra, (Hrabba Atladottir: violin, Kate Campbell: piano) and Henry Cowell’s Persian Set and a new piece by Stephen Parris for pipa and Javanese Gamelan commissioned by Thingamajigs as part of “Harrison 100/Thingamajigs 20 project” –a project that celebrates Lou Harrison’s centennial and Thingamajigs 20th anniversary. The Mills College Music Department presents the Mills Performing Group, conducted by Steed Cowart, and Gamelan Encinal with Sophia Shen, pipa.

Suite for Violin, Piano, and Small Orchestra
(1951, Lou Harrison)
Mills Performing Group: Hrabba Atladottir, violin; Kate Campbell, piano; Steed Coward, conductor)
Persian Set
(1957, Henry Cowell)
Mills Performing Group: Steed Cowart, conductor
New Work
(2017, Stephen Parris)
Gamelan Encinal with Sophia Shen, pipa

MUSIC FOR THE AFTERLIFE

12:00 pm
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

For this performance, Pet the Tiger and Gamelan Encinal perform new works for pipa (Chinese lute) and the Han bronze bells by Sophia Shen and Stephen Parris, with Ms. Shen as pipa soloist accompanied by water sleeve dancers. Edward Schocker will join the performance on Piri with a rare Lou Harrison composition called Hyi Mun inspired by the Korean Gugak tradition and a new work inspired by it which includes Butoh dance by Christina Braun, who will be haunting the Osher Gallery before performances. Guests of all ages are invited to join the orchestra by building their own soda straw oboe in the Education Studios. 10am-2pm, FREE

Hyi Mun
(Lou Harrison)
Performances by Edward Schocker

LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 8:00 pm
Caroline H. Hume Concert Hall
 
50 Oak St., San Francisco, CA 94102

SFCM joins the Bay Area’s celebration of Lou Harrison’s centennial with a birthday concert presented by the SFCM New Music Ensemble, conducted by Nicole Paiement. This special performance features important works by Harrison, an innovator and activist, showcasing a world of non-traditional techniques and atypical instrumentations and sounds.

Suite for Cello and Harp
(1949, Lou Harrison)
Madeline Jarzembak, harp; Sungkyung Park, cello
Village Music
(1949, various, Lou Harrison)
Corey Jamason, harpsichord
Solstice
(1949-1950, Lou Harrison)
Nicole Paiement, conductor; Joyce Lee flute; Flora Espinoza, oboe; Moya Gotham, trumpet; Tin Yi Wong, celesta; Taylor Chan, tack piano; Evan Kahn, cello; Maclean Pachkowski, cello; Maxwell Nesbet, double bass

LOU HARRRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 1:00 pm
St. Paul’s Chapel
Trinity Wall Street
209 Broadway
New York, NY 10007

Solstice
(1950, Lou Harrison)
NOVUS NY, Julian Wachner, conductor

LOU HARRRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Friday, April 21, 2017, 7:30 pm
Nicholas Music Center, Rutgers University
85 George St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Rutgers Percussion Ensemble and Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir

LOU HARRISON IN FILM & MUSIC

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
445 Charles E Young Drive 
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Films by Eric Marin (biopic) & James Broughton (scored by LH) + keyboard works, cello/harp duo, guitar music, and a rare performance of his Concerto for Piano and Gamelan.

 Concerto for Piano and Gamelan
(1989, Lou Harrison)

LOU HARRISON IN FILM & MUSIC

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Schoenberg Hall, UCLA
445 Charles E Young Drive 
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Films by Eric Marin (biopic) & James Broughton (scored by LH) + keyboard works, cello/harp duo, guitar music, and a rare performance of his Concerto for Piano and Gamelan.

 Concerto for Piano and Gamelan
(1989, Lou Harrison)

LOU HARRISON: A CENTENARY CELEBRATION

Friday, April 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:00 am
Z Space
450 Florida St.
San Francisco, CA 94110

2 Day Celebration consisting of a film screening, composer talks and 3 concerts. Eavesdrop on conversations between Lou Harrison, much loved California composer whose 100th birthday we celebrate in 2017, and two younger generations who share his lifelong interests of exploration and inclusivity. We’ll hear Harrison’s music alongside that of Natacha Diels whose work, like Harrison’s, is steeped in a sense of ritual; Gity Razaz who fearlessly combines technologies and cultures, the prolific; and eloquent Jimmy Lopez, and the playfully absurd Annie Gosfield. You’ll listen to composer talks and we’ll perform and record music by the newest generation of composers influenced by Harrison’s work through our SF Search Program: the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players program in support of emerging contemporary classical composers.

Canticle # 3
(1942, Lou Harrison)
Ccantu
(2007, Jimmy Lopez)
Varied Trio
(1986, Lou Harrison)
Daughters of the Industrial Revolution
(2011, Annie Gosfield)
Suite for Cello and Harp
(1949, Lou Harrison)
Shadow Lines
(2014, Gity Razaz)
Scenes from Nek Chand
(2002, Lou Harrison)
The Colors Don’t Match
(2014, Natacha Diels)
TBD
(TBD, 3 Winners of SF Search)

LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 5:00 pm
Trinity Church
75 Broadway, New York, NY 10006

Song of Quetzalcoatl
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Suite for Violin and American Gamelan
(1974, Lou Harrison and Richard Dee)
La Koro Sutro
(1972, Lou Harrison)

Rutgers Percussion Ensemble and Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir, Patrick Gardner and Joseph Thompkins, conductors

THE GAMELAN WORKS OF LOU HARRISON

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 8:00 pm
Drinkward Recital Hall
320 E. Foothill, Claremont, CA 91711

Lou Harrison brought the Javanese gamelan orchestra into American music. Now the hall will resound with the entrancing bell-like tones of Harrison’s rarely performed works for gamelan, together with choir and other instruments.

OPENING RECEPTION: ICONOCLAST CENTENNIALS

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:00 pm
Center for New Music, San Francisco
55 Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102

Panel discussion and demonstrations with Larry Polansky, William Winant, Daniel Schmidt and Jonathan Glasier. Join for a celebration of alternate tuning with works by Harrison, Colvig, and Darreg, all of whom would have turned 100 this spring.

FOUR KINGS FOR LOU HARRISON

Friday, May 5, 2017, 8:00 pm
Episcopal Church of St. John
1661 15th Street at Julien Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

World premieres by Brian Baumbusch and Carolina Heredia, plus music by Lou Harrison and J.L.Adams

Scenes from Nek Chand
(2002, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Giacomo Fiore
Kings
(2017, Brian Baumbusch)
Performances by Wild Rumpus
Negative Image
(2016, Carolina Heredia)
Performances by Wild Rumpus
The Farthest Place
(2001, John Luther Adams)
Performances by Wild Rumpus

LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 7:00 pm
Episcopal Church of St. John
Church of the Redeemer

S. Taylor Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH

Rhymes with Silver
(1997, Lou Harrison)
First Concerto for Flute and Percussion
(1939, Lou Harrison)
Mary Kay Fink, Dylan Moffitt
Varied Trio
(1987, Lou Harrison)
String Quartet Set
(1978-79, Lou Harrison)
Piano Suite
(1944, Lou Harrison)

AN EVENING WITH SARAH CAHILL: LOU HARRISON ON THE PIANO

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 8:00 pm
Center for New Music
55 Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102

“Equal temperament destroys everything and is not for the human ear,” Lou Harrison once said. While the equal-tempered piano was not his favorite instrument, he composed a dazzling range of solo piano music. Sarah plays his Summerfield Set, several movements from the Suite, two Cembalo Sonatas, the early Jig and Range- Song, and several unpublished and rarely performed works.

LOU HARRISON CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Monday, May 8, 2017, 8:00 pm
Covenant Fine Arts Center
1795 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49546

Celebration of Lou Harrison’s 100th birthday featuring Harrison’s Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra. Additional works by Cowell and Cage.

Ostinato Pianissimo
(1934, Cowell)
Double Music
(1941, Lou Harrison/John Cage)
Music for Violin and Various Instruments
(1967, Lou Harrison)
David Reimer, violin
Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra
(1973, Lou Harrison)
Annelise VanDyken, organ

FULL: HARRISON

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720

Marking the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lou Harrison, BAMPFA’s Full series, curated by pianist Sarah Cahill, presents an evening of music by the groundbreaking American composer, including several of his gorgeous works for gamelan, performed by an all-star gathering of local performers and ensembles.

LOU HARRISON: CHERISH, CONSERVE, CONSIDER, CREATE

Friday, May 12, 2017, 8:00 pm
Boston Court
70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Refretted guitar, retuned harpsichord, metal tubes, gongs, elephant bells, and other colorful noisemakers will ring in the 100th birthday of pioneer multicultural composer Lou Harrison in a program spanning six decades of his radiant and melodic chamber music.

LOU’S LIFE REMEMBERED: IN FILM AND AMONG FRIENDS

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:00 pm
Peace United Church of Christ
900 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Two bio-films about Lou Harrison, and panel discussion moderated by nMw A.D., Philip Collins, featuring Bill Alves (author of a new biography about Harrison), Sarah Cahill, Charles Hanson, Robert Hughes, Larry Polansky and John Schneider.

Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create, a film by Eric Marin, 27 min.
(1987, Lou Harrison)
Lou Harrison and others
A World of Music, a film by Eva Soltes, 92 min.
(2012, Lou Harrison)
Lou Harrison, Dennis Russell Davies and others

LOU HARRISON AT 100 YEARS: THE SEATTLE CONNECTION

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8:00 pm
Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepard Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, WA

Gamelan Pacifica honors the centenary of the great American composer Lou Harrison, widely considered one of America’s most original musical innovators. This rare chance to experience a live performance of Harrison’s works for gamelan and percussion will feature Gamelan Pacifica, Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet, and special guests Jennifer Kane (violin), Heather Bentley (viola), Paul Taub (flute), and Bonnie Whiting (percussion).

Suite for Violin and Percussion
(1949-1950, Lou Harrison)
Gamelan Pacifica, Pacific Rims Percussion Quartet
Threnody for Carlos Chavez
(1979, Lou Harrison)
Gamelan Pacifica, Pacific Rims Percussion Orchestra

IN LOVE WITH LANGUAGE

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 8:00 pm
St. Mark’s Episcopal Church
2300 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Sacred and Profane sings the words of great English poets William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and others. We will also present Jan Sandström’s setting of “Landscap med solar” by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2012 and died in 2015. This exciting concert will also include works by Belgian composer Rudy Tas and our own Will Raymer. In this concert we will also celebrate the life of Lou Harrison, the renowned Bay Area composer who died in 2003. In collaboration with the East Bay ensemble Thingamajigs, we will present a new work in the style of Lou’s compositions for choir by Edward Schocker, as well Lou’s work Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day. This concert will coincide with Lou’s 100th birthday on May 14, 2017.

Mass for St Cecilia’s Day
(1983-86, Lou Harrison)

Sacred & Profane, chamber chorus

CHERISH, CONSERVE, CONSIDER, CREATE, COLLABORATE!

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 12:01 am
Joshua Tree, CA

Everyone in the world is invited to participate wherever they are
Harrison House, Joshua Tree, California, USA

A global day of art making and conservation with 24 hour interactive streaming from Harrison House in Joshua Tree, California

HAPPY 100TH, LOU HARRISON!!!!!!!!!!!! WITH LOVE, FROM SANTA CRUZ

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 3:00 pm
Peace United Church of Christ
900 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

A wide range of Lou Harrison’s music performed by a gathering of the composer’s most enduring collaborators and friends. Percussionist, William Winant; keyboardist, Sarah Cahill; guitarist John Schneider, choreographer/dancer Tandy Beal, nMw Ensemble; conductor Philip Collins and many others. An amazing array of music highlighted by Harrison’s spectacular Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra.

Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra
(1973, Lou Harrison)
William Winant Percussion Group; Vlada Moran, organ; Philip Collins, conductor
Tandy’s Tango
(1992, Lou Harrison)
Sarah Cahill, piano; Tandy Beal, choreography & dance
Serenade for Three Recorders
(1943, Lou Harrison)
Farallon Recorder Trio
Scenes from Nek Chand
(2001-02, Lou Harrison)
John Schneider, National Steel Guitar
Jig and Range-Song
(1937, Lou Harrison)
Sarah Cahill, piano
Dance for Lisa Karon
(1938, Lou Harrison)
Sarah Cahill, piano
Changing Moment
(1946, Lou Harrison)
Sarah Cahill, piano
Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day (selections)
(1983-86, Lou Harrison)
The St. Cecilia Society Men’s Chorus

NIGHT MUSE: LOU’S CENTENNIAL CONTINUED…

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 7:00 pm
Peace United Church of Christ
900 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95060

The span of Lou Harrison’s musical wonders grow into the evening with a second recital of exuberant and mysterious dimensions. Keyboardist Linda Burman-Hall, master puppeteer Larry Reed of Shadowlight Productions, The Ariose Singers, violinist Kate Stenberg and nMw Ensemble; along with featured artists of the afternoon concert (William Winant, Sarah Cahill, and John Schneider) expand the palette of sounds significantly. From the exotic intimacies of Harrison’s tack piano music with shadow puppetry for Cinna, to the radiant 30 minute ballet score, Solstice, culminate our tribute in festive euphony!

Solstice
(1949, Lou Harrison)
nMw Ensemble, Philip Collins, conductor
Incidental Muisc for Corneille’s Cinna
(1957, Lou Harrison)
Linda Burman-Hall, microtonal tack piano; Larry Reed, dalang, Shadowlight Productions
Varied Trio
(1987, Lou Harrison)
Kate Stenberg, violin; Sarah Cahill, piano; William Winant, percussion
White Ashes- Gobunsho
(1992, Lou Harrison)
The Ariose Singers; Camille Couture, conductor
Haiku
(1968, Lou Harrison)
The Ariose Singers; Camille Couture, conductor; members nMw Ensemble
In Praise of Orpheus
(1969, Lou Harrison)
The Ariose Singers; Camille Couture, conductor
works for guitar and percussion
(varied-dates, Lou Harrison)
John Schneider, guitar; Jim Kassis, percussion

IN LOVE WITH LANGUAGE

Sunday, May 14, 2017, 4:00 pm
St. Francis Lutheran Church
152 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

Sacred and Profane sings the words of great English poets William Blake, Christina Rossetti, and others. We will also present Jan Sandström’s setting of “Landscap med solar” by the Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2012 and died in 2015. This exciting concert will also include works by Belgian composer Rudy Tas and our own Will Raymer. In this concert we will also celebrate the life of Lou Harrison, the renowned Bay Area composer who died in 2003. In collaboration with the East Bay ensemble Thingamajigs, we will present a new work in the style of Lou’s compositions for choir by Edward Schocker, as well Lou’s work Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day. This concert will coincide with Lou’s 100th birthday on May 14, 2017.

Mass for St Cecilia’s Day
(1983-86, Lou Harrison)

Sacred & Profane, chamber chorus

SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES – LOU HARRISON 100TH BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 7:30 pm
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall

405 S. Mountain Ave., Ashland OR

The Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensembles, directed by Terry Longshore, present a tribute to Lou Harrison (1917-2003) on his 100th birthday. One of percussion music’s pioneers, Harrison composed some of our most compelling early works.

Labyrinth #3
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble
Fugue for Percussion
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Left Edge Percussion
Simfony #13
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble
Double Music
(1941, John Cage & Lou Harrison)
Southern Oregon University Percussion Ensemble

A CONCERT WITH SHADOWS: WORLD PREMIERE OF LOU HARRISON’S CINNA AS A SHADOW PLAY

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 8:00 pm
Center for New Music, San Francisco
55 Taylor, San Francisco, CA 94102

In 1957, Lou Harrison was inspired to write incidental music for a 17th century French play, Cinna, by Pierre Corneille. The play is a grand political intrigue, set at the beginning of the Roman Empire, dealing with loyalty, revenge and forgiveness. Although he intended for it to be performed with puppets, the performance didn’t materialize in his lifetime. Working with pianist Linda Burman-Hall, shadow master Larry Reed will bring Harrison’s vision to life, utilizing new types of Romanesque shadow figures inspired by Harrison’s rod puppet designs. The play will be condensed to its essence to create a unique and enriching evening, weaving music, language and shadows together seamlessly.

Cinna
(1957, Lou Harrison)
Performances by ShadowLight Production; Linda Burman-Hall, tack piano
Moving Parts for Hurdy Grande
(Paul Dresher)
Performances by Paul Dresher, Joel Davel

JUST 100: HOMAGE TO LOU HARRISON—GAMELAN MASTERPIECES

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Mission Dolores Basilica
3321 16th Avenue, San Francisco, CA

Conductor Nicole Paiement, who has recorded a generous selection of Harrison’s music, returns to lead a chorus of 100 with gamelan in the Esperanto rendition of the fourth century Buddhist text, The Heart Sutra. (The first concert in this series scheduled for February 18, 2017.) Curated by Other Minds Artistic Director Charles Amirkhanian.

Praises for Michael the Archangel
(1946-47, Lou Harrison)
Jerome Lenk, organ solo
Threnody for Oliver Daniel
(1990, Lou Harrison)
Meredith Clark, harp solo
Suite for Cello & Harp
(1948, Lou Harrison)
Emil Miland, Meredith Clark
Pedal Sonata for Organ
(1987/1989, Lou Harrison
Jerome Lenk, organ
Suite for Violin and American Gamelan
(1974, Lou Harrison & Richard Dee)
Shalani Vijayan, violin
The William Winant Percussion Group
Nicole Paiement, conductor
La Koro Sutro (The Heart Sutra)
for large mixed chorus, American Gamelan, organ, and harp
(1972, Lou Harrison)
Resound Choir, Mission Dolores Choir, Sacred and Profane
The William Winant Percussion Group
Jerome Lenk, organ; Meredith Clark, harp
Nicole Paiement, conductor

THE TIBETAN ILLUSION DESTROYER

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7:30 pm
Maui Arts & Cultural Center
Kahului, Maui, Hawaii

Enjoy an evening of music and film featuring Sarah Cahill, renowned pianist, will help his centennial celebrations by performing works of legendary composer, Lou Harrison. Sarah will also perform to Dr. Gary Greenberg’s time lapsed micro-video. After the intermission, witness the premiere of Emmy award-winning filmmaker, Tom Vendetti’s “Tibetan Illusion Destroyer” in 3D, with music by Keola Beamer, and Vendetti’s short film “Dalai Lama and Happiness.” There will be a silent auction prior to the show.

Piano Works TBD
Sarah Cahill, piano

MAGICAL MEANTONE

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8:00 pm
Boston Court

70 North Mentor Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91106

Arthur Omura, Baroque Harpsichord & Organ: music by Jehan Alain, Couperin, Marcel Dupré, Jehan Titelouze, & Lou Harrison

CHAMBER SYMPHONY CONCERT IV

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 7:00 pm
Korundi / House of Culture
Lapinkävijäntie 4 FI-96100 Rovaniemi
Finland

Serenade in C
(1944/1962, Lou Harrison; arranged for winds, Bob Hughes)

Lapland Chamber Orchestra

NATIONAL CHOREOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL

Friday, May 26 – Saturday, May 27, 2017, 7:30 pm
Delta Hall at the Eccles Theater

115 Main St, Salt Lake City, Utah

Presenting a World Premiere by world renowned choreographer, Val Caniparoli, whose untitled new work (currently in creation) will be powerful, athletic, and hypnotic, inspired by Lou Harrison’s “Concerto For Pipa and String Orchestra.”

Concerto For Pipa and String Orchestra
(1997, Lou Harrison)
Yang Wei on Pipa with Ballet West Artists

SUNDAY CHATTER-LOU HARRISON AT 100

Sunday, June 4, 2017, 10:30 am
Las Puertas

1516 1st Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Grand Duo for Violin and Piano
(1988, Lou Harrison)
David Felberg, violin, Judith Gordon, piano
Sonata for Violin and Piano
(1942-1943, Aaron Copland)
David Felberg, violin, Judith Gordon, piano

YOUNG CAESAR

Tuesday, June 13, 2017, 8:00 pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

LA Phil New Music Group presents Lou Harrison’s little-performed opera, Young Caesar. Directed by Yuval Sharon and Conducted by Marc Lowenstein.

Young Caesar
(1971, Lou Harrison)
Marc Lowenstein, conductor

CHAMBER CONCERT

Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 7:30 pm
Oaklawn Magnet School

Hot Springs, AR, USA

An evening of Chamber Music performed by Mentors and Apprentices of the Hot Springs Music Festival, including music by Copland, Cage, and Harrison. The Cage and Harrison will be conducted by Maria Flurry. The violin soloist in the Harrison is Annie Chalex Boyle.

Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra
(1949-1950, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Annie Chalex Boyle, violin; Apprentice percussion ensemble; Maria Flurry, conductor
Appalachian Spring (Suite for 13 Instruments)
(1944, Aaron Copland)
Performances by Kristen LaMadrid, piano; Apprentice Instrumentalists; Shohei Kobayashi, conductor
Living Room Music for Percussion and Speech Quartet
(1940, John Cage)
Performances by Apprentice percussion ensemble; Maria Flurry, conductor

CELOUBRATION!

Saturday, June 17, 2017, 7:00 pm
Lincoln Hall, Portland State University

1620 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR

Symposium and two concerts of Lou’s percussion, gamelan, and piano music, with new music in the Harrison tradition.

MTT CONDUCTS AMERICAN MAVERICKS

Friday, June 23 – Sunday, June 25, 2017
7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 2:00 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco CA

Michael Tilson Thomas conducts radical works by Charles Ives and Lou Harrison, as well as MTT’s own tumultuos setting of Carl Sandburg’s poem, Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind (soprano Measha Brueggergosman), and George Antheil’s raucous Jazz Symphony in its original 1925 version for dance band augmented by four saxophones, two banjos, two pianos, gong, wooden box, and strings.

From the Steeples and the Mountains
(1902, Charles Ives)
The Unanswered Question
(1906, Charles Ives)
Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind (West Coast Premiere)
(2016, Michael Tilson Thomas, West Coast premiere)
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Suite for Symphonic Strings
(1960, Lou Harrison)
A Jazz Symphony
(1925, George Antheil)

San Francisco Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

LOU 100: IN HONOR OF THE DIVINE MR. HARRISON

Wednesday, June 23, 2017, 8:00 pm
Tanglewood Music Center

297 West St., Lenox, MA 95460

Mark Morris Dance Group performs new dance work in honor of Lou Harrison’s Centennial

Pacific (Trio for violin, cello, & piano, 3rd & 4th movements)
(1946, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Mark Morris Dance Group/Tanglewood Music Fellows
Serenade (Serenade for guitar & percussion)
(1952, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Mark Morris Dance Group/Tanglewood Music Fellows
Numerator (world premiere) (Varied Trio for violin, piano, and percussion)
(1987, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Mark Morris Dance Group/Tanglewood Music Fellows
Grand Duo (Grand Duo for violin & piano)
(1988, Lou Harrison)

Performances by Mark Morris Dance Group/Tanglewood Music Fellows

STENBERG, CAHILL, WINANT TRIO CELEBRATES LOU HARRISON

Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 2:30 pm
Preston Hall

44867 Main Street, Mendocino CA 95460

In celebration of maverick composer Lou Harrison’s 2017 centennial, violinist Kate Stenberg, pianist Sarah Cahill, and percussionist William Winant will perform a concert of Harrison’s music spanning half a century – exuberant dance music from his early years, dissonant complexity from the 1940s, and substantial works from the 1980s. Their program will include Harrison’s Varied Trio, Grand Duo, A Summerfield Set, Largo Ostinato, Tandy’s Tango, Jig and Range-Song, Changing Moment, and Dance for Lisa Karon.

PARSING THE OCTAVE: CONTEMPORARY COMPOSITIONS IN SMALL EDOS

Friday, July 21, 2017, 8:00 pm
Center for New Music
55 Taylor, San Francisco

Dennis Aman (SF), Paul Erlich (MA) and Jonathan Glasier (SD) are 3 of the most active torchbearers composing and performing in the small equal divisions of the octave first popularized by Ivor Darreg who would have turned 100 May 5 2017.

19-ET guitar
(Jonathan Glasier)
Re-fretted guitars in unusual EDOs
(Paul Erlich)
Performances by Paul Erlich
Excerpts from 24 Preludes and Fugues
(Dennis Aman)

Performances by the Living Earth Show

THE CONJURED LIFE (WORLD PREMIERE) – COMMEMORATING LOU HARRISON’S CENTENARY

Saturday, August 5, 2017, 8:00 pm
Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium

307 Church Street Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Part of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s opening weekend, “Tributes: Part One” will feature the world premiere of “The Conjured Life,” a new work by composer David T. Little, commissioned to celebrate the life and legacy of festival founder Lou Harrison.

The Conjured Life
(2017, David T. Little)
Performances by Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Three Latin American Dances
(Gabriela Lena Frank)
Performances by Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Concerto for Violin: Tributes
(James Stephenson)
Performances by Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, conductor
Double Play
(Cindy McTee)
Performances by Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, Cristian Macelaru, conductor

LOU HARRISON MUSIC MARATHON

Saturday, August 12, 2017, 8:00 pm

Toledo Museum of Art
2445 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio 43620

Part of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s opening weekend, “Tributes: Part One” will feature the world premiere of “The Conjured Life,” a new work by composer David T. Little, commissioned to celebrate the life and legacy of festival founder Lou HarrisonDay long marathon concert in celebration of the Lou Harrison centenary year.

 Ariadne
(1987, Lou Harrison)
Grand Duo
(1988, Lou Harrison)
Suite for Cello & Harp
(1949, Lou Harrison)
String Quartet Set
(1979, Lou Harrison)
Varied Trio
(1986, Lou Harrison)
Song of Quetzalcoatl
(1941, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Third Coast Percussion
Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra
(1940-59, Lou Harrison)
Todd Reynolds, Third Coast Percussion
Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra
(1951-1973, Lou Harrison)
Paul Jacobs, Third Coast Percussion

VIDEOS OF LOU’S JAHLAS – free online

Sunday September 10 – December 31, 2018
online, 12:00am

Open Space Magazine
MAFISHCO has produced two video shorts to pair with Lou’s jahlas

“Jahla” (from Pedal Sonata)
(1989, Lou Harrison)
Performances by MAFISHCO
Jahla in the form of a Ductia to please Leopold Stokowski on his 90th Birthday
(1972, Lou Harrison)
Performances by MAFISHCO

DVORAK’S EIGHTH: SHADOW AND LIGHT

Friday, September 22 – Saturday, September 23, 2017, 8:00 pm
Schuster Center
1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH

Piano Concerto 
(1985, Lou Harrison)
Kristofer Rucinski, piano;  Neal Gittleman, conductor, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

BOLD PATHFINDER: LOU HARRISON

Sunday, September 23, 2017, 3:00 pm
Schuster Center

1 W 2nd St, Dayton, OH

Orchestral works of Lou Harrison

“Estampie” from Suite for Symphonic Strings
(1960, Lou Harrison)
Piano Concerto
(1985, Lou Harrison)
Kristofer Rucinski, piano;  Neal Gittleman, conductor, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra

THE MUSIC OF LOU HARRISON

Friday, October 20, 2017, 7:00 pm
Casper College, Music Building

125 College Dr. Casper, WY 82601

The Casper College Percussion Group and Music Faculty present a concert of Lou Harrison’s solo and chamber music.

Concerto for Violin and Percussion Orchestra
(1940/1959, Lou Harrison)
Performances by CC Percussion Group w/Jennifer Cowell, violin
In Memory of Victor Jowers
(1968, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Dr. Josh Mietz, clarinet & Scott Schwab, piano
Varied Trio
(1986-87, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Jennifer Cowell, violin; Ron Coulter, percussion; TBA, piano
Suite for Percussion
(1942, Lou Harrison)
Oriental
(1934, Lou Harrison)
Tributes to Charon
(1939/1982, Lou Harrison)
Canticle Number Five
(1942, Lou Harrison)
Double Music
(1941, Lou Harrison & John Cage)
Fugue for Percussion
(1942, Lou Harrison & John Cage)
Performances by Casper College Percussion Group

SUNDAY CHATTER – GAMELAN ENCANTADA

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 10:30 am
Las Puertas
1516 1st Street, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Double Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Javanese Gamelan
David Helberg, violin and James Holland, cello
Gamelan Encantada

THE PERCUSSION MUSIC OF LOU HARRISON

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 3:00 pm
Bryan Recital Hall, Bowling Green State University College of Musical Arts
Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403

The Bowling Green State University Percussion Ensemble presents a concert of Lou Harrison’s most influential works for percussion.

MASS FOR ST. CECILIA’S DAY

Wednesday, November 22, 6:00 pm
Church of St. Vincent Ferrer

869 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10065

In honor of the feast of St. Cecilia and in commemoration of the centenary of the birth of Lou Harrison (1917-2003), the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer will offer a Solemn Mass for the Feast of St. Cecilia. The Propers and Ordinary of Lou Harrison’s “Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day” (1986) will be sung by the Schola Cantorum of St. Vincent Ferrer under the direction of Mr. James Wetzel.

Mass for St. Cecilia’s Day
(1986, Lou Harrison)
Performances by Schola Cantorum of St. Vincent Ferrer

 

GAMELAN ENCANTADA PLAYS WORKS OF LOU HARRISON

Saturday, December 2, 2:00 pm
Form and Concept Gallery
435 S Guadalupe St.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

Bio film, Lou Harrison: Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create (1987), Eric Marin, director
and gamelan works of Lou Harrison performed by Gamelan Encantada

A benefit for Equality New Mexico

Lou Harrison Centennial Other Minds Host Committee

Rena Bransten, Chair
Alice & Chris Allick
Kerri & Dennis Aman
Charles Amirkhanian & Carol Law
Mark Applebaum & Joan Friedman
Scott Atthowe & Patricia Thomas
Dan Becker & Belinda Reynolds
Susan Bienkowski
Norman Bookstein & Gillian Kuehner
Agnes Bourne
Kamala & Thomas Buckner
Barbara & Steve Burrall
Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa
Margaret Dorfman
James McElwee
George Freeborn
Andy Gold & Karen Cutler
Margot Golding
John Goodman & Kerry King
William Huie
Charles C. Hutchins
Edward P. Hutchins
Russ Irwin
Ben Johnston
The Ron Kay Family, in memory of Renate Kay
Marty Krasney, in memory of Sarah Allen Krasney
Liz & Greg Lutz
Anita Mardikian & Pepo Pichler
Clive McCarthy & Tricia Bell
Nion McEvoy
Madeline & Patrick McMenamin
Caren Meghreblian & Harry Bernstein
Jim Newman & Jane Ivory
Garrick Ohlsson & Bob Guter
Jonathan & Deborah Parker
Ralph Peer II, peermusic
Foster Reed, New Albion Records
Larry and Jane Levy Reed
David Robertson & Orli Shaham
Jill & William Shanbrom
Jay Stamps & Daphne Tan
Michael Tilson Thomas & Joshua Robison
Kristen & Mitchell Yawitz
* members have contributed gifts of $1000 or more

Grateful Thanks on Behalf of Other Minds

Charles Hanson, Executor, Estate of Lou Harrison
Elisabeth Remak-Honeff, Special Collections & Archives, UC Santa Cruz Library
Jerome Lenk, Music Director, Mission Dolores Basilica

John Luther Adams
William Alves
Amphion Foundation
Luçik Aprahämian
Scott Atthowe, Atthowe Fine Arts Storage
Amy C. Beal
Bloomberg Foundation
Cabrillo Music Festival
John Cage Trust, Laura Kuhn
Sarah Cahill
Brett Campbell
Center for New Music
Phil Collins, Santa Cruz New Music Works
Aaron Copland Fund for Music
Dennis Russell Davies & Maki Namekawa
Molly Davies
Richard Dee
Jody Diamond
Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Marthanne Dorminy & Stewart Gardner
John Fago
Margaret Fisher
Adam Fong
Richard Friedman
Frog Peak Music
Peter Garland, Soundings Press
Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation
Grants for the Arts/Hotel Tax Fund
Anna Halprin
Howard Hersh
William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, Emiko Ono
Robert Hughes
Internet Archives, Brewster Kahle
John Kennedy
Emil Miland
Brent Miller
Leta Miller
Mills College Music Department
National Endowment for the Arts
Norway House Foundation
Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation
Bernard Osher Foundation
Pacific Harmony Foundation
Nicole Paiement
Maggi Payne
Peer Music International
Peters Edition
Larry Polansky
Foster Reed, New Albion Records
Larry Reed
Terry Riley
San Francisco Symphony
John Schneider
Carter Scholz
The Shanbrom Family Foundation
Charles Shere
Eva Soltes, Harrison House
Tom Steenland
David Tanenbaum
Telluride Institute
UC Santa Cruz Music Department
Virgil Thomson Foundation
William Winant

Internet References

Harrison Papers: Scores, Notebooks, Memorabilia
Harrison Archive, UC Santa Cruz Library Special Collections

Biography
Biography, Wikipedia
Biography, Encyclopedia.com
Biographical timeline, by Brett Campbell
Obituary of Lou Harrison, NY Times
Obituary of partner William Colvig, NY Times
Biography, William Colvig, Wikipedia
Don Gillespie on Lou Harrison
‘I Remember Lou’–Messages from His Friends upon His Passing (2003)

Books about Harrison
Biography by Leta Miller & Frederic Lieberman, Updated
Lou Harrison & The American Gamelan, Leta Miller & Frederic Lieberman
The Music of Lou Harrison by Heidi von Gunden
Selected Keyboard & Chamber Works 1937-1994 by Leta Miller
Lou Harrison: American Musical Maverick by Bill Alves and Brett Campbell

Books by Harrison
Joys & Perplexities: Selected Poems
The Path at West Holding & Other Poems

Published Music Scores
Frog Peak Music publications of scores
Peer Music publications of scores
Peters Edition publications of scores
Harrison Gamelan Scores, American Gamelan Institute

Recordings Of Harrison’s Music
Lou Harrison’s available commercial recordings

Audio Interviews & Concerts
SF Symphony Mavericks Interview
Other Minds Archive: Audio Interviews & Concerts, 1963-2003
Lou Harrison & The New Consonance, audio documentary by Charles Amirkhanian
Lou Harrison & Bill Colvig, Speaking of Music, Exploratorium, San Francisco, 1987
Interview with David Doty, 1987 (print)

Film Biographies
Lou Harrison—A World of Music, by Eva Soltes (2011)
Lou Harrison—Cherish, Conserve, Consider, Create, by Eric Marin (1986)

Photographs
Lou Harrison Photos by John Fago, OM Festival 2 (1995)
Lou Harrison Photos by John Fago, OM Festival 8 (2002)

Lou Harrison House
Harrison House, Joshua Tree, California (Composer Residencies & Concerts, Eva Soltes, director)

Lou Harrison Fonts Collection
http://www.frogpeak.org/fpartists/fpharrison.html

Your Comments & Memories of Lou Harrison
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1157174134342481/

Video
Lou Harrison on his music at OM Festival 8, March 3, 2002, Djerassi Resident Artists Program
Live centennial concert at Trinity Church Wall Street (NYC) on April 22, 2017, featuring La Koro Sutro and Suite for Violin & American Gamelan

 

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