One of the most original composers America has ever produced, Lou Harrison successfully integrated traditional musics of Asia into classical music of the West. Having developed a deep knowledge of and reverence for various traditions over his 80 years, Harrison created an enormous body of music that synthesizes the East and West in structure, harmony, and instrumentation. In celebration of the 100th anniversary of his birth, we present Harrison’s Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan, featuring pianist Sarah Cahill and one of the composer’s own gamelans on loan from Harvard University, performed by Gamelan Galak Tika under the direction of Evan Ziporyn. As choreographer and Harrison’s longtime friend Mark Morris put it, “You either love Lou’s music, or you haven’t heard it yet.”
$33–$45, CMA members $30–$40.