• Lou Harrison - photo by John Fago

    Lou Harrison. Photo: John Fago

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Programmed by Sarah Cahill

May 2017 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of Lou Harrison. Please join us for an evening of music by the groundbreaking American composer, including several of his gorgeous works for gamelan, presented by an all-star gathering of local performers and ensembles.

The phenomenal bass vocalist Richard Mix returns to BAMPFA to sing Harrison's rarely-performed Political Primer. Violin virtuoso Kate Stenberg is soloist in a performance of the globe-spanning Music for Violin and Various Instruments, European, Asian, and African. And Gamelan Encinal plays several of Harrison's celebrated gamelan works, plus a new piece by composer Daniel Schmidt.

Daniel Schmidt's work presented in partnership with the Harrison 100/Thingamajigs 20 project, partially funded by New Music USA.