Lou Harrison: A World of Music

Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, 4:00 p.m. East Building Auditorium at the National Gallery of Art, 4th & Constitution NW, Washington, D.C. World premiere screening of Eva Soltes’ extraordinary documentary film that intimately explores the life and music of an American maverick. Remarks by Eva Soltes.

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Lou Harrison: Gamelan

Friday, March 4, 2011, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, 2020 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. A conference / concert with the Wesleyan University Gamelan, Eva Soltes, and Harrison scholar Bill Alves. An exploration of the influence of Javanese culture on the music and life of Lou Harrison — and the influence of […]

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Sublime Confluence: The Music of Lou Harrison

Saturday, March 5, 2011, 8:00 p.m. Lisner Auditorium at the George Washington University. Lou Harrison (1917-2003) is a great California composer whose music is little heard in the Eastern United States. Drawing on the fragrant poetry of Indonesian gamelan music, he achieved a serene synthesis of Western and Eastern modes. The Los Angeles Times‘s Mark […]

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