Lou Harrison Centenary

Join PostClassical Ensemble and Ambassador Budi Bowoleksono at the Indonesian Embassy on April 24 at 8:00pm

VIP reception begins at 7:00pm for more information: Click Here

Netanel Draiblate, violin
Benjamin Capps, cello
Jacqueline Pollauf, harp
Bill Richards and John Spirtas, percussion
Indonesian Embassy Javanese Gamelan (Pak Muryanto, director)

With Commentary by Gamelan Scholar Sumarsam

Harrison: Ladrang Epikuros for Gamelan
Lou Harrison: Suite for Cello and Harp
Lou Harrison: Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Gamelan


PCE has long promoted Lou Harrison (1917-2003) as an overlooked American master. Harrison practiced world music before there was a name for it. With John Cage and Henry Cowell, he invented the percussion ensemble. Drawing on the fragrance and intricacy of Javanese gamelan, he created a profound East/West musical synthesis. This Harrison Centenary celebration coincides with the release of PCE’s new Lou Harrison CD on Naxos.

Lou Harrison (1917-2003)