Lou Harrison: Music of the Pacific

Lou Harrison: Music of the Pacific

“The prophet of the minimalist movement.” —The New Yorker

“Melodic sensuality and timbral extravagance.” —The New York Times


Continuing the worldwide musical celebration of Lou Harrison’s centennial, this diverse program presents a rare opportunity to hear a survey of works by the ebullient composer known for his fearless blending of Eastern and Western sounds. Los Angeles-based gamelan Kyai Doro Dasih, directed by renowned composer Pak Djoko Walujo, is joined on stage by guest musicians Chrysanthe Tan (violin), Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (cello), Ulrich Krieger (saxophone) and Andrew McIntosh (violin) to bring Harrison’s Javanese gamelan pieces to life. The chamber music program includes a performance of Harrison’s Serenade for Guitar and Percussion by John Schneider, director of the Grammy-winning Partch ensemble, and percussionist T.J. Troy.

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SAT 12/9
8:30 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff